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Author Dalby, Simon,
Title Anthropocene geopolitics : globalization, security, sustainability / Simon Dalby.
Imprint Ottawa, Ontario : University of Ottawa Press, 2020.

Author Dalby, Simon,
Series Politics and public policy
Politics and public policy (University of Ottawa Press)
Subject Geopolitics.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Humanity has been scaling up its niche, changing the climate and the species mix around the world since the end of the last ice age and in the process generating a new geological epoch known as the Anthropocene. Human activities occurring on a global scale are now impacting and altering boundaries that constitute the conditions under which humanity has been able to flourish over the last ten thousand years. Rapid changes in the earth system mean that old assumptions of stable borders as the basis of sovereignty have to be reconsidered. Ironically, the current phase of globalization involves re-bordering many things, extending property and jurisdictions in numerous new ways that may actually prevent effective adaptation to climate change. Securing the fossil fuel economy remains a policy priority, as does trying to cope with disasters on a global scale--all of which makes sustainability more difficult as geopolitical rivalries shape contemporary global policy. The Anthropocene is thus the new context for sustainability policy in the latest phase of globalization, and both academic analysis and practical initiatives will have to incorporate its insights if they are to be effective."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Cover -- Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Geopolitics Revisited -- 2 Scaling up the Human Niche -- 3 Planetary Boundaries -- 4 Territory, Security, Mobility -- 5 Bordering Sustainability -- 6 Securing the Global Economy -- 7 Environmental Insecurity -- 8 Geopolitics and Globalization -- 9 Anthropocene Discourse -- 10 Political Geoecology -- References -- Index -- Back Cover
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 15, 2020).
ISBN 9780776631172 electronic book
9780776631189 electronic book
0776631179 electronic book
0776631187 electronic book
0776631195 electronic book
9780776631196 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1129443483
Additional Format Print version: Dalby, Simon. Anthropocene geopolitics. Ottawa, Ontario : University of Ottawa Press, 2020 0776628895 9780776628899 (OCoLC)1110130756

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