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Lecture by Anthony Giddens: Politics of Climate Change

The highly influential sociologist Sir Anthony Giddens will give a lecture based on his recently published book ‘Politics of Climate Change’ on 15 April 2010 in Den Haag, The Netherlands.

In this book he explores the political challenges at different levels with regard to climate change: “Politics as usual won’t allow us to deal with the problems we face, while the recipes of the main challenger to orthodox politics, the green movement, are flawed at source. Giddens introduces a range of new concepts and proposals to fill in the gap.”

Anthony Giddens is one of the most influential sociologists of the last 25 years, with revolutionary publications like ‘The Constitution of Society, Modernity and Self-Identity’ and ‘The Consequences of Modernity’. He is author of the handbook ‘Sociology’, but is also well-known outside his own scientific field due to his inputs as a theorist in the ‘Third Way’ of Tony Blair’s New Labour. Giddens has always been interested in environmental issues, which eventually led to the publication of ‘Politics of Climate Change’ in 2009.

The lecture is organized by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) and is part of a series of lectures by leading scientists that takes place in 2010.

Registration: Please register asap for this lecture by sending an email to

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