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Climate Change and the Nation State by Anatol Lieven

Climate Change and the Nation State

The Realist Case

Anatol Lieven

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Imprint: Allen Lane
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 5 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9780241394076
3 stars out of 5
Adam Tooze
1 Apr 2020

"Lieven wants us to think about the kind of politics that should accompany a comprehensive approach to the climate crisis"

Lieven’s métier is as a thinker of politics and international relations. He has a wide-ranging vision. As he tells us in several places in the book, he has reported from across post-Soviet Russia, Washington, DC, Pakistan and the Middle East. He is clearly stirred by the climate emergency. But this book is not really about global warming. Nor is it about energy policy, though Lieven does have strong opinions on the nuclear question. For Lieven the climate crisis serves as a diagnostic test. It poses the question of who we are in political terms. 

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