Cosmopolitanized Scales of Climate Change Communication: Arenas, Actors and Communicative Spaces

  • Ingrid Volkmer
  • Kasim Sharif
Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication book series (PIPC)


As discussed in Chapter  2, climate change is a globalized ‘risk’ (Beck in The risk society: Towards a new modernity. Sage, London and Thousand Oaks, CA, 1992) as it is caused by globalized interconnectivity—an outcome of industrialization and reflexive modernization (Beck 2003). However, research in social sciences and media and communication (Smith and Lindenfeld in Environmental Communication 8:179–196, 2014; Schäfer and Schlichting Environmental Communication 8:142–160, 2014) conceptualizes this globalized risk—its production, construction, communication, conflicting claims, policy measures, adaptation and mitigation plans—mainly within national frameworks. Research that develops insights into new formations of ‘interconnectivity’ that shape discourses around the globalized risk of climate change is rare.


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  1. 1.University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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