publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Responsibility and climate change

Jamieson, Dale;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Dec 2015
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
I begin by providing some background to conceptions of responsibility. I note the extent of disagreement in this area, the diverse and cross-cutting distinctions that are deployed, and the relative neglect of some important problems. These facts make it difficult to attribute responsibility for climate change, but so do some features of climate change itself which I go on to illuminate. Attributions of responsibility are often contested sites because such attributions are fundamentally pragmatic, mobilized in the service of a normative outlook. We should be pluralists about responsibility and shape whatever conceptions can help to explain, guide, and motivate ou...
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free text keywords: Climate change, Firms, International regimes, Pluralism, Responsibility, Climate change; Firms; International regimes; Pluralism; Responsibility, ddc:340, lcsh:Political science (General), lcsh:JA1-92
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