About the Author vi
1 Introduction 1
Part I: Diagnoses
2 Cancer of Westphalia: Climate Diplomacy and the International System 33
3 Malignancy of the Great Polluters: The United States and China 64
4 Addictions of Modernity: Affl uence and Consumption 93
Part II: Treatments
5 People-Centered Diplomacy: Human Rights and Globalized Justice 119
6 Differentiated Responsibility: National and Individual 144
7 Consumption of Happiness: Sustainability and Wellbeing 171
8 Conclusion 197
"Deceptively simple, but innovative... Harriss analysis will serve as a good introduction to the politics of climate change."
"From front cover to concluding punchline, with brilliant insights in between, this is a great book - exactly what is needed to reinvigorate a stale climate debate."
Times Higher Education
"A great virtue of the book is its exceptionally clear structure ... Harris' mix of cultural and ethical change is certainly a key component in the sources of transformation we need to focus our attention on."
Journal of Global Faultlines
"'Fixing' climate politics is a near-impossible task, but Paul Harris points to a way forward that does hold out some hope. His clearly written book will also be useful as an introduction to the problem of climate change and the politics associated with it."
Peter Singer, Princeton University
"I very much enjoyed reading this book. It is well written, accessible, and engaging, and packed full of ideas and observations about the challenges of climate politics. I have no doubt that students will find it stimulating."
Neil Carter, University of York
"A carefully researched and well-presented work."
John Sweeny, National University of Ireland Maynooth, in the Irish Examiner
"Well-written ... an excellent, easily understood review of the sorry status of international cooperation to find a global solution to climate change."
Donald Brown, Widener University School of Law, in Ethics and Climate
"For a student or interested citizen wishing to delve deeper into some of the issues behind the current climate policy impasse, this well researched book offers an accessible and engaging read."
Christopher Shaw, Oxford University, in LSE Review of Books
"The authors arguments are clear, provocative and open-ended, making this a good entry-level text for readers curious about why climate politics will continue to attract attention."
Political Studies Review
- An original, incisive account of the problems facing climate politics today
- Examines major problems in the international system, such as the deadlock between the US and China
- Proposes remedies ranging from national policies to a new kind of climate diplomacy
- Will be essential reading not only for students but for anyone interested in this pressing issue