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10-06-2023 | Book Review

Jonathan H. Adler (ed.), Climate Liberalism: Perspectives on Liberty, Property and Pollution. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023. 373 pages. USD 139.99 (hardcover)

Author: Jordan K. Lofthouse

Published in: Public Choice | Issue 1-2/2023

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Across the globe, many significant environmental challenges exist, but man-made climate change may be the most widespread and potentially dangerous. For decades, many scholars, policymakers, and activists have discussed ways to address air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change. However, scholars in the classical-liberal tradition have understudied and underemphasized the issues surrounding climate change. Of course, many classical-liberal scholars have worked on this topic, but a conspicuous gap in the literature remains for such an enormous social issue (for just a few examples, see Adler, 2012; Anderson and Leal, 2015; Jenkins et al., 2020; Ostrom, 2012, 2014). …

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Metadata
Title
Jonathan H. Adler (ed.), Climate Liberalism: Perspectives on Liberty, Property and Pollution. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023. 373 pages. USD 139.99 (hardcover)
Author
Jordan K. Lofthouse
Publication date
10-06-2023
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Public Choice / Issue 1-2/2023
Print ISSN: 0048-5829
Electronic ISSN: 1573-7101
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-023-01077-6

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