Special Issue "Anthropogenic Climate Change: Social Science Perspectives"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.
Interests: environmental social science; specifically climate adaptation; connectedness to nature; environmental education; landscape science
Ongoing social science understanding of climate change is critical for addressing the complexity and seriousness of the climate crisis. While the study of climate change is inherently interdisciplinary, we wish to acknowledge that the drivers of greenhouse gas emissions are rooted in human behavior. Further, we can also acknowledge that the solutions to this enormous problem are primarily social, requiring political, economic, and educational foci. This Special Issue will provide a forum for social science research to demonstrate how the social sciences can contribute useful methods and data, critical perspectives, and creative insight into climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.
Dr. Thomas Beery
Manuscript Submission Information
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- social science
- climate change
- climate change mitigation
- climate change adaptation
- human behavior
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Not provided yet
Authors: Mikael Granberg; Leigh Glover
Affiliation: Karlstad university
Abstract: An emerging component of the adaptation discourse, embracing theory, practice and review, is that of the negative assessment of adaptation, namely maladaptation. Political theories and concepts have been applied as one of these assessment tools, giving rise to a political critique of maladaptation. Such a critique contrasts with the more conventional scientific and technical assessments of adaptation policies, programs and practices. Key political themes in studies of maladaptation include resource management and allocations, decision making processes, equity and fairness, gender, power and influence, and Nature and ecology. Within the scholarship on the politics of maladaptation, four overlapping frameworks can be identified, namely environmental justice, institutional reform, politics, political ecology and political economy. Critiques of adaptation have been applied to the pre-conditions of adaptation, adaptation decision making processes and institutions, and to adaptation outcomes. There are a number of conceptual challenges in undertaking political analyses of adaptation.In this article we outline the origins of the adaptation and maladaptation concepts, we describe the key political issues, we identify the application of politics in the maladaptation discourse and identify the major political perspectives. Finally, we draw conclusions on the state of the maladaptation discourse. Keywords: adaptation; environmental justice; institutional reform; maladaptation; politics; political ecology; political economy