Faculty of Arts
National security interests trump global challenges
Already since the very origin of the sustainability debate, with the Brundtland Report Our Common Future (1987) as its first pinnacle, people argue to think globally and act locally. Global concerns need to define local politics and economics. Yet, they seldom do. Time and again, and worldwide, national interests trump global challenges. If this is so, pragmatism dictates to accept state-centrism as a starting point. Or did we miss something?
- Jaap H. de Wilde (n.d.): Environmental Security Deconstructed (Send by e-mail)
- Nicola Tollin (2013): The role of cities and local authorities following COP21 and the Paris Agreement
- Maarten A. Hajer (2012) A media storm in the world risk society: enacting scientific authority in the IPCC controversy (2009–10)
The Monday session will take the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change as its case to establish the pros and cons (or the myth) of a state-centric approach towards a sustainable world society. In that context please take a look at the various websites dealing with COP21, e.g. :
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