Hegemony and Climate Justice: A Critical Analysis
UPSETTING THE OFFSET: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF CARBON MARKETS, S. Böhm, S. Dabhi, eds., Mayfly, 2009
14 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 2011 Last revised: 22 Mar 2014
Date Written: December 8, 2009
This paper critically explores the notion(s) of climate justice emerged in the last few years in the climate discourse, and identifies the role of climate justice discourses as an engine for the (re-)negotiation and solidification of (neo-liberal) hegemony. Using a (neo-)Gramscian approach, the paper problematizes the universal/izing conception of justice expressed by the climate regime, which is identified as being eminently distributive and monetized, and shows how such conception is instrumental to win civil society's consent towards a renewed "ecological" capitalist hegemony. The paper finally offers some alternative framing of climate justice.
Keywords: Climate Justice, Gramsci, Hegemony
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