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Erik Swyngedouw

In: The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism

Chapter 23: CO2 as Neoliberal Fetish: The Love of Crisis and the Depoliticized Immuno-Biopolitics of Climate Change Governance

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CO2 as Neoliberal Fetish: The Love of Crisis and the Depoliticized Immuno-Biopolitics of Climate Change Governance
CO2 as Neoliberal Fetish: The Love of Crisis and the Depoliticized Immuno-Biopolitics of Climate Change Governance
Erik Swyngedouw
Introduction

The argument advanced in this chapter attempts to interrogate a paradoxical condition. On the one hand, the environment and, in particular, the process of global climate change, is apparently intensely politicized and the climate problematic elevated to the status of a global political concern. On the other hand, a group of increasingly influential political theorists insists that a process of post-politicization of the public sphere, in parallel and intertwined with processes of neoliberalization, has been the key marker of pervasive practices of de-politicization over the past few ...

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