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Climate Change in Africa

Social and Political Impacts, Conflicts, and Strategies

Edited By Bettina Engels and Kristina Dietz

This volume deals with the consequences of climate change and issues of international climate policy relating to Africa from a social science perspective. The contributions by international authors question dominant political approaches and key concepts of the climate debate. They explain how the effects of climate change are linked to existing social, economic and political-institutional structures and action by the State. The authors show how social movements in Africa shape climate policy «from below». The volume serves as an introduction into climate change in Africa. It wants to stimulate a critical debate on dominant strategies and points out that there can be no simple answers to the complex socio-ecological and political challenges linked to climate change in Africa.

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Library of Congress Cataloging‐in‐Publication Data

Names: Engels, Bettina, 1978‐ editor. | Dietz, Kristina, 1972‐ editor.

Title: Climate change in Africa : social and political impacts, conflicts, and strategies / Engels, Bettina / Dietz, Kristina (eds.).

Description: New York : Peter Lang, 2018. | Six contributions in English, three in German.

Identifiers: LCCN 2017051103 | ISBN 9783631742402

Subjects: LCSH: Climatic changes‐‐Africa. | Climatic changes‐‐Government policy‐‐Africa. | Climatic changes‐‐Economic aspects‐‐Africa.

Classification: LCC QC903.2.A35 C53 2018 | DDC 551.696‐‐dc23 LC record available at

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