Green Theory

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Green Theory and Climate Change

Hugh Dyer • Sep 29 2019 • Student Features

Green theory allows a broader perspective on our common interests and emphasises choices made within the ecological boundaries of climate change, rather than the political boundaries of economic advantage.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Global Justice and Climate Change

Alix Dietzel • Sep 17 2019 • Student Features

Debates about the climate responsibilities of non-state actors are important to IR theory, which has been traditionally concerned with how states relate to one another.

Interview – Marina Povitkina

E-International Relations • Sep 20 2018 • Features

Marina Povitkina discusses her PhD research on democracy and its effect on environmental performance, as well as the Paris Agreement, green policies and island nations.

Review – Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Richard W. Coughlin • Jan 11 2018 • Features

Peter Frase’s book illuminates the potential effects of robotization and climate change on a post-capitalist future and the institutional structures that might emerge.

Introducing Green Theory in International Relations

Hugh Dyer • Jan 7 2018 • Articles

Green theory allows a broader ecological perspective on our common human interests and emphasises choices made within ecological, rather than political, boundaries.

Edited Collection – Environment, Climate Change and International Relations

E-International Relations • Apr 24 2016 • Features

In the wake of the 2015 Paris conference, this edited collection explores the environment as an issue of international governance and provides perspectives on the route forward.

Assessing Rio Plus 20

Peter M. Haas • Aug 6 2012 • Articles

It is too early to tell whether the Rio Plus 20 conference has been a success or failure. Assessing its impact rests on the question of whether or not political actors are able to build from the conference.

The Green Economy Challenge After Rio+20

Edward B. Barbier • Jun 29 2012 • Articles

The green economy is not just a current “buzz concept”. It represents a profound change in perceptions. Sadly, the opportunity to lock in a paradigm shift in international policy was lost at Rio+20.

The advocacy politics of NGOs: shaping society to respond to climate change

Adam Groves • Jul 13 2010 • Articles

In his seminal article The Tragedy of the Commons, Garret Hardin described a dilemma whereby individuals, acting independently and in rational pursuit of their own self-interest, will ultimately destroy shared, limited resources, even when it is accepted that this is not in anyone’s long-term interests. Today, climate campaigners see this unfolding before their eyes. But what does it mean for the study of advocacy politics?

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