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From Paris to Poland

A Postmortem of the Climate Change Negotiations

Tim Cadman, Klaus Radunsky, Andrea Simonelli, and Tek Maraseni

This article tracks the intergovernmental negotiations aimed at combatting human-induced greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from COP21 and the creation of the Paris Agreement in 2015 to COP24 in Katowice, Poland in 2018. These conferences are explored in detail, focusing on the Paris Rulebook negotiations around how to implement market- and nonmarket-based approaches to mitigating climate change, as set out in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, and the tensions regarding the inclusion of negotiating text safeguarding human rights. A concluding section comments on the collapse of Article 6 discussions and the implications for climate justice and social quality for the Paris Agreement going forward.

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Neoliberal Water Management

Trends, Limitations, Reformulations

Kathryn Furlong

The impact of neoliberal policy reform on water management has been a topic of significant debate since the mid-1980s. On one side, a number of organizations have generated an abundant literature in support of neoliberal reforms to solve a range of water governance challenges. To improve water efficiency, allocation, and management, supporters have advocated the introduction and/or strengthening of market mechanisms, private sector ownership and operation, and business-like administration. Other individuals and groups have responded critically to the prescribed reforms, which rarely delivered the predicted results or became fully actualized. This article endeavors to articulate the varying sets of claims, to analyze the trends, to test them against their forecasted benefits, and to examine certain prominent proposals for reforming the reforms. The water sector experience with neoliberalization reveals several sets of contradictions within the neoliberal program, and these are discussed in the final section of the article.

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Richard Widick and John Foran

. This is expensive, and the managers agree in every case it requires “innovative public and private cooperation”—in other words market mechanisms. That means profit incentives are required to mobilize entrepreneurial ingenuity in every domain. The forest

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Natural Resources and their Units

Necessary Measures of Resourcefulness in a Norwegian Fruit Landscape

Frida Hastrup

gain. Here, economic gain and market mechanisms as measures of resourcefulness are balanced against other concerns such as fruit quality, weather, ‘particular circumstances’, and available time. Back at the storage facility, Sigbjørn seems a little

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Takamichi Sakurai

alienated from itself’ (2002: 95). Through alienation, then, human beings come to feel unbearable psychological pain due to their extremely passive position while stimulated by the market mechanism to foster a malignant form of narcissism ( Sakurai 2018b

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The New Economic Policy of 1962

How Israeli Economists Almost Changed the Israeli Economy

Ronen Mandelkern

policymaking. Economic policy could hardly be effective in a system in which distorted prices replaced market mechanisms (see, e.g., Halevi and Klinov-Malul 1968 ; Patinkin 1967 ). Furthermore, a rational and professionally guided economic policy requires, in

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Governing the Sun

The Challenges of Geoengineering

Klaus Radunsky and Tim Cadman

, December 2–15 2019) was unable to resolve tensions around loss and damage from the impacts of climate change, and the use of market mechanisms to encourage sustainable development ( Timperley 2019 ). Part of the impasse was because of the failure to

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Dutch Economic Textbooks in the 1970s

Raising the Status of a New Secondary School Type by Means of Mathematical Abstraction

Gerrit F. Gorter, Hilda T. A. Amsing, and Jeroen J. H. Dekker

Prize for his work. 11 These developments largely caused economics to take on an entirely new appearance after the Second World War. While economics traditionally focused on the allocation of resources via the market mechanism, the macroeconomic

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Brexit, Sustainability, Economics, Companies’ Responsibilities, and Current Representations

related policies of William Beveridge. When human labor is removed from its societal context and seen only as part of a market mechanism, individuals are increasingly exposed to market forces directly and without mediation through the concerns of “social

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The Rule of Law—A Heuristic Perspective?

impossible. In that case, everything on Earth will remain subjected to the commodification as condition for making profit with global market mechanisms. Worthwhile for this rethinking is the study by Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick about the process