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Time and the spatial post-politics of climate change: Insights from Australia


Williams, S and Booth, KI, Time and the spatial post-politics of climate change: Insights from Australia, Political Geography, 36 pp. 21-30. ISSN 0962-6298 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2013.07.001


In this paper we examine the post-politics of climate change in Australia and discuss an important but otherwise little remarked temporality. First, we note the spatial structuring of Rancière’s post-political theorization as it informs geographical research on the governance of social and environmental issues. Second, we identify a post-politics in climate change policy developed by the Australian federal government (under Rudd then Gillard) which culminated in 2011 with its carbon pricing proposals and subsequent clean energy plan. Third, referring to the discursive material associated with these developments, we discuss the critical importance of time in the climate change debate, returning us to comment on the problematic temporality of post-politics with a word of caution about any re-emergence here of the political.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:apocalypse, Australia, climate change, post-politics, Rancière, temporality, time
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Other Indigenous studies
Research Field:Other Indigenous studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Williams, S (Dr Stewart Williams)
UTAS Author:Booth, KI (Associate Professor Kate Booth)
ID Code:86965
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2013-11-04
Last Modified:2018-04-10
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