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Climate Change and the Challenges to Democracy

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 12:35


Tuesday, April 17, 2018. 12:35PM. Climate Change and the Challenges to Democracy. Dale Jamieson, New York University. Sponsored by Department of Human Ecology &

Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences. More information here.


This talk explores the uneasy interaction between climate change and democracy, particularly liberal democracy. Its central claim is that climate change and other problems of the Anthropocene—this new epoch into which no earthly entity, process, or system escapes the reach and influence of human activity—expose and exacerbate existing vulnerabilities in democratic theory and practice, particularly in their currently dominant liberal form; and that both democracies’ failures and their most promising attempts at managing these problems expose democracies to significant legitimacy challenges.


Location  Alampi Room, Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, 71 Dudley Rd, New Brunswick, NJ