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Cosmopolitan communities of climate risk: Conceptual and empirical suggestions for a new research agenda

Beck, Ulrich, Blok, Anders, Tyfield, David, Zhang, Joy Yueyue (2013) Cosmopolitan communities of climate risk: Conceptual and empirical suggestions for a new research agenda. Global Networks, 13 (1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 1470-2266. (doi:10.1111/glob.12001) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Mitigating human-induced climate change calls for a globalized change of consciousness and practice. These global challenges also demand a double transformation of the social sciences - first, from 'methodological nationalism' to 'methodological cosmopolitanism' and, second, an empirical reorientation towards 'cosmopolitization' as the social force of emerging cosmopolitan realities. One of these realities is the possible emergence, locally and globally, of 'cosmopolitan communities of climate risk' in response to a 'world at risk'. A key research question for contemporary social science is thus: how and where are new cosmopolitan communities of climate risk being imagined and realized? In this article, we propose and explore a research agenda formulated around this key question. We both develop a theoretical perspective and provide short empirical illustrations of case studies regarding ongoing research in Europe and East Asia on such cosmopolitan climate risk communities. © 2013 The Author(s) Journal compilation © 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd & Global Networks Partnership.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/glob.12001
Uncontrolled keywords: CLIMATE CHANGE, COSMOPOLITANISM, IMAGINED COMMUNITIES, LOW-CARBON, METHODOLOGICAL NATIONALISM, WORLD RISK SOCIETY, COSMOPOLITANISM, East Asia, Low-carbon, METHODOLOGICAL NATIONALISM, Research agenda, Research questions, Risk-community, WORLD RISK SOCIETY, Climate change, Social sciences, Research, anthropogenic effect, carbon, climate change, conceptual framework, empirical analysis, globalization, mitigation, nationalism, Europe, Far East
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2013 10:09 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 04:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35997 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Zhang, Joy Yueyue: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0384-8376
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