Politics in—but not of—the Anthropocene


Meyer explores the need for a comprehensive politics of climate change. He distinguishes between the pursuit of politics in the Anthropocene and deriving political theories from the Anthropocene concept. In doing so, he addresses three important issues: the novelty of the idea that humans are geophysical agents, the relationship between the Anthropocene and the prescriptions for political change, and public resonance with the Anthropocene concept. Meyer shows that it is essential to think about these things if we are to pursue our quest for justice in the Anthropocene.

DOI: doi.org/10.5282/rcc/7446