Climate change: a complex social process

Author/s Anna Maria Zaccaria
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2021/126 Language Italian
Pages 16 P. 45-60 File size 193 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2021-126003
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Global climate change is embedded into complex social processes. In the Anthropocene era the contribution of social sciences becomes important, even in the form of social criticism, to understand the controversial dynamics of the earth system. This paper has two objectives: a. to reconstruct a picture of the visions proposed by the social sciences with respect to the topic of climate change; b. to advance reflections for the empirical operationalization of a concept that runs the risk of becoming vague and trivialized.

Keywords: climate change, time, space, risk, transitions, environmental governance

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Anna Maria Zaccaria, Cambiamento climatico: un processo sociale complesso in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 126/2021, pp 45-60, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2021-126003