2. A View of Geopolitics

  1. Daniel D. Perlmutter1 and
  2. Robert L. Rothstein2

Published Online: 1 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328523.ch2

The Challenge of Climate Change: Which Way Now?

The Challenge of Climate Change: Which Way Now?

How to Cite

Perlmutter, D. D. and Rothstein, R. L. (2010) A View of Geopolitics, in The Challenge of Climate Change: Which Way Now?, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328523.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    Colgate University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470654989

Online ISBN: 9781444328523



  • geopolitics and limits to growth;
  • literature on global warming - from every imaginable perspective;
  • International public goods - category, barely existing;
  • climate change and control topics - two approaches;
  • The Limits to Growth, 1972 - instantaneous cause célèbre1;
  • Limits to Growth, emergence and deepening of environmental movement;
  • critics of limits to growth argument - conventional neo-classical economists, such as Julian Simon;
  • public goods, goods that are non-rivals - consumption by one party, not reducing supply of goods;
  • gap, what is needed and what can be provided - in International affairs;
  • global or regional crises - not localized or contained within national borders


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Are There Limits to Growth?

  • Public Goods and Public “Bads”

  • Policymaking and Negotiations

  • Notes and References