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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/09692290.2020.1830829

Climate change and international political economy: between collapse and transformation

04 Mar 2021-Review of International Political Economy (Routledge)-Vol. 28, Iss: 2, pp 394-405
Abstract: The dynamics of climate change politics have thrown up two fundamental, and entirely contradictory, challenges for political economy in the last 10 years. On the one hand, the new science of ‘net z...

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1162/LEON_R_01130
23 Sep 2015-Leonardo
Abstract: Susan Goethel Campbell’s exhibition Field Guide explores the nature of art and the conceptual process through a multimedia installation that also reflects upon temporality, art history, ecology and science. Introduced with a time-lapse video of weather patterns captured by web cam over the course of an entire year, atmospheric effects assume the quality of translucent washes that blur distinctions between opacity and transparency, painting and technology. Aerial views of built environments set against expansive cityscapes present essential imagery for large-format digital woodblock prints realized in monochromatic tonals and saturated grids of yellow and blazing orange. Some combine undulating wood grain patterns with pinhole perforations to admit light; others consist of diaphanous walnut stains applied to hand-crafted paper, a self-referential allusion to art’s planarity and permeable membrane. The evanescence of these views is echoed in pristine impressions of filtered dust and shimmering milkweed assemblages contained in Plexiglas light boxes. Known as Asclepias, milkweed is an herbaceous flower named by Carl Linnaeus after Asclepius, the Greek god of healing, due to its efficacious medicinal powers. Like the weather, the milkweed’s reflective silver filaments respond to shifting currents of air paired with gently wafted treetops projected in the viewing room. Here pearls of light corresponding to the spheres and pinpricks of the prints on the walls float randomly over the fictitious frame of a cubical vitrine. Orbs appear and disappear amid nocturnal shadows as figments of the imagination, their languid dispersion eliciting not-ofthis-world sensations of suspension, ascent and transcendence. This joined to the mesmerizing stillness of a gallery pierced occasionally by the sound of supersonic aircraft, a reminder of the machine in the garden. Beyond, the history of landscape photography and the Romantic sublime are encoded in works titled “Old Stand” that render minuscule figures of stationary box photographers against the grandeur of ice-capped Rockies. In some of the works the human figure is effaced as a historical memory through exquisitely modulated rubbings whose unbounded spatiality contrasts with the reflexive interiority of the viewing room. Campbell’s incandescent vision of nature asserts the phenomenal power of art to elevate the human spirit in the presence of heart-stirring beauty. It dares to reaffirm the timeless union between the material and immaterial substance of the universe, between human life and the ephemera of the natural world. f i l m

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Topics: Capitalism (55%)

666 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/03612759.2003.10527623
Abstract: (2003). Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century. History: Reviews of New Books: Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 130-130.

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529 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1002/PENG.20218
Abstract: In view of ongoing experimental activities to determine the pion polarizabilities, we have started to recalculate the available two-loop expressions in the framework of chiral perturbation theory, because they have never been checked before. We make use of the chiral Lagrangian at order p 6 now available, and of improved techniques to evaluate the two-loop diagrams. Here, we present the result for the neutral pions. The cross section for the reaction γγ → π 0 π 0 agrees with the earlier calculation within a fraction of a percent. We present analytic results for the dipole and quadrupole polarizabilities, and compare the latter with a recent evaluation from data on γγ → π 0 π 0 .

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Topics: Stewardship (70%), Energy consumption (63%)

17 Citations

Open accessJournal Article
Abstract: Subtitle: Environmental and energy issues are hot topics on Capitol Hill. What they'll mean for trucking is anyone's guess. But you can count on one thing: they will have an effect.

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3 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1080/09692290.2021.1946708
Abstract: Many oil and gas firms claim they are going green. But are they actually walking the talk? We analyze the political and economic behavior of publicly traded oil majors to understand the degree to w...

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Topics: Petroleum industry (54%), Fossil fuel (52%), Hedge (finance) (51%)

1 Citations


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Open access
01 Jan 1997-
Abstract: ____________________________________________ *This informal consolidated text of the Kyoto Protocol incorporates the Amendment adopted at the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (Doha Amendment). The Doha Amendment has not, as yet, entered into force. The informal consolidated text therefore has no official legal status and has been prepared by the secretariat solely to assist Parties. 1 KYOTO PROTOCOL TO THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE*

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5,341 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Jan 1972-
Abstract: Every person approaches problems with the help of models. A model is simply an ordered set of assumptions about a complex system. Our world model was built specifically to investigate five major trends of global concern—accelerating industrialization, rapid population growth, widespread malnutrition, depletion of nonrenewable resources, and a deteriorating environment. It is possible to alter the growth trends and to establish a condition of ecological and economic stability that is sustainable far into the future. The state of global equilibrium could be designed so that the basic material needs of each person on earth are satisfied and each person has an equal opportunity to realize his individual human potential. Although the history of human effort contains numerous incidents of mankind's failure to live within physical limits, it is success in overcoming limits that forms the cultural tradition of many dominant people in today's world.

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5,309 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/S0301-4215(00)00070-7
Gregory C. Unruh1Institutions (1)
01 Oct 2000-Energy Policy
Abstract: This paper narrative argues that industrial economies have been locked into fossil fuel-based energy systems through a process of technological and institutional co-evolution driven by path-dependent increasing returns to scale. It is asserted that this condition, termed carbon lock-in, creates persistent market and policy failures that can inhibit the diffusion of carbon-saving technologies despite their apparent environmental and economic advantages. The notion of a Techno-Institutional Complex is introduced to capture the idea that lock-in occurs through combined interactions among technological systems and governing institutions. While carbon lock-in provides a conceptual basis for understanding macro-level barriers to the diffusion of carbon-saving technologies, it also generates questions for standard economic modeling approaches that abstract away technological and institutional evolution in their elaboration. The question of escaping carbon lock-in is left for a future paper.

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2,176 Citations

Open accessBook
Mark Blyth1Institutions (1)
01 Jan 2002-
Abstract: This book picks up where Karl Polanyi's study of economic and political change left off. Building upon Polanyi's conception of the double movement, Blyth analyzes the two periods of deep seated institutional change that characterized the twentieth century: the 1930s and the 1970s. Blyth views both sets of changes as part of the same dynamic. In the 1930s labor reacted against the exigencies of the market and demanded state action to mitigate the market's effects by 'embedding liberalism.' In the 1970s, those who benefited least from such 'embedding' institutions, namely business, reacted against these constraints and sought to overturn that institutional order. Blyth demonstrates the critical role economic ideas played in making institutional change possible. Great Transformations rethinks the relationship between uncertainty, ideas, and interests, achieving profound new insights on how, and under what conditions, institutional change takes place.

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Topics: Economic liberalism (55%)

1,201 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Jan 1973-
Abstract: List of Text Figures List of Tables Foreword Preface 1. Introduction 2. Recovery from the First World War 3. The Boom 4. The Agricultural Depression 5. The 1929 Stock-Market Crash 6. The Slide to the Abyss 7. 1931 8. More Deflation 9. The World Economic Conference 10. The Beginnings of Recovery 11. The Gold Bloc Yields 12. The 1937 Recession 13. Rearmament in a Disintegrating World Economy 14. An Explanation of the 1929 Depression Bibliography Index

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Topics: Depression (economics) (60%), Gold bloc (53%), World economy (50%)

1,185 Citations

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