Journal article

Economics, the climate change policy-assemblage and the new materialisms: towards a comprehensive policy

Nick J Fox, Pam Alldred

GLOBALIZATIONS | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Climate change policy is a contested field, with rival perspectives underpinning radically different policy propositions: from encouraging the market to innovate technical solutions to climate change through to the replacement of a market economy with an eco-socialist model. These differing policy options draw upon a variety of economic concepts and approaches, with significant consequent divergences in their policy recommendations. In this paper, we consider policy as assembled from a wide range of sociomaterial components–some human, others non-human. Using a ‘new materialist’ toolkit, we explore four contemporary climate change policies to unpack these policy-assemblages, and assess the d..

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