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Looking for a way out: backing away from dangerous climate change

Policy Online carries a link (4.3.16) to a review article by Kate Crowley in the Australian Review of Public Affairs. She reviews three books detailing the policy challenges posed by climate change.

‘Climate change is known as a ‘wicked’ or even a ‘diabolical’ problem: complex, persistent and requiring change in multiple dimensions that are difficult to achieve. But this characterisation does not encompass the political-economic features of the climate problem that are hampering the policy response: state failure, market failure and the relative influence over decision-making exercised by resource interests, for starters. Defining climate change as a wicked problem also obscures the extent of failed leadership behind much climate inaction. So what might work, asks Kate Crowley in the Australian Review of Public Affairs.’

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