This book evaluates climate change and populism, two ideas that do not generally go together. The author argues that perhaps they should if policymakers are to be galvanized into action before it is too late. Although populism is usually associated with right-wing authoritarianism, there is growing interest in more progressive forms of populist politics. Across the world, young people in particular are mobilizing to demand change from an older generation that appears to be incapable of action or is hostage to powerful vested interests and outdated ideas. In this book, the author explains why populist forms of political action may yet provide the key to effective policies, which are often discussed but less frequently implemented. Accessible and trenchantly argued, this book presents a primer for the politics of survival.
Springer Singapore; July 2019
- ISBN: 9789811374777
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- Title: Environmental Populism
- Author: Mark Beeson
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
About The Author
Mark Beeson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Western Australia. Before re-joining UWA in 2015, he taught at Murdoch, Griffith, Queensland, York (UK) and Birmingham, where he was also head of department. He has also had visiting positions in the UK, France, Germany, Russia, China and Hong Kong. His work is centred on the politics, economics and security of the broadly conceived Asia-Pacific region. He is the author or editor of 19 books, the latest of which is Rethinking Global Governance, which will be published by Palgrave in 2019. Previous books include Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia, Politics, Security and Economic Development and China’s Regional Relations, Evolving Foreign Policy Dynamics, co-authored with Fujian Li. He is currently the Research Chair of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and a member of the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts.