GLOBEGOV - The Rise of Global Environmental Governance

A History of the Contemporary Human-Earth Relationship


GLOBEGOV is a historical study of humanity’s relation to planetary conditions and constraints and how it has become understood as a governance issue. The key argument is that Global Environmental Governance (GEG), which has arisen in response to this issue, is inseparable from the rise of a planetary Earth systems science and a knowledge-informed understanding of global change that has affected broad communities of practice. The overarching objective is to provide a fundamentally new perspective on GEG that challenges both previous linear, progressivist narratives through incremental institutional work and the way contemporary history is written and understood.

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Sverker Sörlin
Sverker Sörlin, Project Leader 0705452526
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