25 Aug '11, 10am

Neoliberalism and climate change adaptation: via @grist

Neoliberalism and climate change adaptation: via @grist

As I said in my last post , there's an ongoing debate among lefty wonk types about neoliberalism, its discontents, and possible alternatives (if there are any). I want to be that annoying environmental guy and drag climate change into the conversation. First I'll discuss a new paper on neoliberalism and climate adaptation, and then, in my next post, try to grapple with the larger, looming issue of growth. A new paper from Glenn Fieldman, a professor of political science and environmental studies, examines the connection between neoliberalism and climate change adaptation. It's called "Neoliberalism, the production of vulnerability and the hobbled state: Systemic barriers to climate adaptation " (love those academic titles). Fieldman argues, in a nutshell, that "the neoliberal system produces vulnerability to climate-induced (and other) changes and effectively incapacitates...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-change/2011-08-25-neoliberal...

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