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The Politics of Climate Change - New Capitalism?

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 25 March 2009

The distinguished sociologist Professor Anthony Giddens elucidates the political complexities of combating climate change.

Could jobs be much more secure and long lasting than we’ve been led to believe? Laurie Taylor is joined by Professor Kevin Doogan, author of a book entitled New Capitalism? whose close analysis of the labour force in Britain and the United States shows a surprising continuity with the past. His thesis contends that, even with the present financial crisis, claims that the world of work has changed forever are little more that scare mongering.

  • Anthony Giddens

    Labour life peer and leading sociologist

    The Politics of Climate Change
    Publisher: Polity Press
    ISBN-10: 074564693X
    ISBN-13: 978-0745646930

    Find out more about Anthony Giddens
  • Professor Kevin Doogan

    Jean Monnet Professor of European Policy Studies at Bristol University

    New Capitalism? The transformation of work
    Publisher: Polity Press
    ISBN-10: 0745633250
    ISBN-13: 978-0745633251

    More about Professor Kevin Doogan


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