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Securitisation and ‘Riskification’: Second-order Security and the Politics of Climate Change
Risk-security writers of various persuasions have suggested that risk is effectively the new security. They say risk works to widen securitisation whereby exceptional measures are made permanent and
Defining and Theorizing the Third Sector
According to some, the third sector is unsuited to singular definitions because it is by its nature unruly. However, different definitions or theorizations can be identified. Ontologically oriented
From Defense to Resilience: Environmental Security beyond Neo‐liberalism
While the rise of “resilience” as a strategic concept has been widely noted, critical security scholars have given it a frosty reception, viewing it as a vehicle and multiplier of neo-liberal
Constructing a Global Polity: Theory, Discourse and Governance
What is a 'global polity' and can it be squared with the continued strength of nation-states? This book argues that our current understanding of globalization makes it impossible to grasp some
Pandemic politics—lessons for solar geoengineering
Responses to the COVID-19 emergency have exposed break-points at the interface of science, media, and policy. We summarize five lessons that should be heeded if climate change ever enters a state of
BEYOND ‘FOR OR AGAINST’: Environmental NGO-evaluations of CCS as a climate change solution
[About the book] Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has emerged rapidly as a crucial technological option for decarbonising electricity supply and mitigating climate change. Great hopes are being
Societies are not the only source of multiplicity
  • Olaf Corry
  • Sociology
    International Relations
  • 1 June 2018
Political Science distinct as a discipline. Arguably, Political Science is distinct for its interest in ‘power’. Assuming this is accurate, the question becomes, ‘Which is the more crucial analytical
What Is a (Global) Polity
So far it has been argued that an alternative model of political structure is needed to theorize political entities that are neither constituted by hierarchy or anarchy in order to get beyond the
The rise and fall of the global climate polity
Whereas most of the chapters go ‘down’ to the micro-practices of climate governance, this chapter aims to take a step ‘up’ to elucidate a clearer picture or model of what a global climate polity is