Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change

Full Title Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change
ISBN 0203855310
ISBN13 9780203855317
Publisher Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Authors Roy Bhaskar
Cheryl Frank
Petter Naess
Jenneth Parker
Karl Georg Hoyer
Overview Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change is a major new book addressing one of the most challenging questions of our time. Its unique standpoint is based on the recognition that effective and coherent interdisciplinarity is necessary to deal with the issue of climate change, and the multitude of linked phenomena which both constitute and connect to it.

In the opening chapter, Roy Bhaskar makes use of the extensive resources of critical realism to articulate a comprehensive framework for multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity and cross-disciplinary understanding, one which duly takes account of ontological as well as epistemological considerations. Many of the subsequent chapters seek to show how this general approach can be used to make intellectual sense of the complex phenomena in and around the issue of climate change, including our response to it.

Among the issues discussed, in a number of graphic and compelling studies, by a range of distinguished contributors, both activists and scholars, are:

The dangers of reducing all environmental, energy and climate gas issues to questions of carbon dioxide emissions

The problems of integrating natural and social scientific work and the perils of monodisciplinary tunnel vision

The consequences of the neglect of issues of consumption in climate policy

The desirability of a care-based ethics and of the integration of cultural considerations into climate policy

The problem of relating theoretical knowledge to practical action in contemporary democratic societies

Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change is essential reading for all serious students of the fight against climate change, the interactions between governmental bodies, and critical realism.

Subjects Earth Science
Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Education - General & Miscellaneous
International Economics
International Business
Economics & Politics
Diplomacy & International Relations

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