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The politics of the anthropocene (2019)

in: Oxford scholarship online

Abstract

'The Politics of the Anthropocene' is a sophisticated yet accessible treatment of how human institutions, practices, and principles need to be re-thought in response to the challenges of the Anthropocene, the emerging epoch of human-induced instability in the Earth system and its life-support capacities. However, the world remains stuck with practices and modes of thinking that were developed in the Holocene - the epoch of around 12,000 years of unusual stability in the Earth system, toward the end of which modern institutions such as states and capitalist markets arose. These institutions persist despite their potentially catastrophic failure to respond to the challenges of the Anthropocene, foremost among them a rapidly changing climate and accelerating biodiversity loss.

Keywords

Human ecology, Nature, Geology, Stratigraphic, Effect of human beings on

Sprachen

Englisch

Verlag

Oxford University Press

ISBN

9780191846892

Edition

First edition

DOI

10.1093/oso/9780198809616.001.0001

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