Wednesday 10 March
4:30pm in MB404A
Dr Steffen Böhm (Essex Business School) will introduce his new book 'Upsetting the Offset: The Political Economy of Carbon Markets', which was launched at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in December 2009. A few of the book's case studies and critiques will be presented, showing how carbon markets affect the lives of communities around the world. The economic, political as well as cultural and psychological logic of carbon markets will be questioned, and alternative solutions to global climate change will be presented.
More information about the book and download a free electronic copy: http://mayflybooks.org/?page_id=194.
Steffen Böhm is Reader in Management at the University of Essex. He is a member of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Environment and Society based at Essex. His research focuses on the critique of the political economy of organization and management. He is co-founder of the open-access journal 'ephemera: theory & politics in organization', co-founder and co-editor of the new open publishing press MayFlyBooks, and co-founder and co-editor of 'Interface: a journal for and about social movements'. He has also published Repositioning Organization Theory (Palgrave) and Against Automobility (Blackwell).