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Symons, Jonathan 1976-

Works: 10 works in 43 publications in 2 languages and 793 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Symons
Queer wars : the new global polarization over gay rights by Dennis Altman( Book )

15 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The claim that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights are human rights encounters fierce opposition in many parts of the world, as governments and religious leaders have used resistance to LGBT rights to cast themselves as defenders of traditional values against neocolonial interference and moral corruption. Queer Wars explores the growing international polarisation over sexual rights, and the creative responses this is prompting among social movements and activists, some of whom face murder, imprisonment or rape because of their perceived sexuality or gender expression. Drawing on international relations, anthropology, cultural studies and the burgeoning literature of the global LGBT movement, this book asks why homosexuality has become so vexed an issue between and within nations, and how we can best advocate for change. It argues that western activists must listen carefully and support local movements, rather than trumpet a universal gay rights agenda that risks endangering those it seeks to empower
Energy security in the era of climate change : the Asia-Pacific experience by Luca Anceschi( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our times andits implications for energy security are profound. Climate concerns, declining reserves of easily accessible oil and gas, and the rise of new energy consumers will drive transformative changes to global energy systems. While these issues prompt widespread economic, environmental, and security fears, they are also connected to positive changes that include democratization of access to modern energy in the developing world. Viewed on a global scale, the primary challenge is to manage the legitimate energy demands of 6.9 billion people within the context of ecological limits. In the light of these trends, the authors examine how the concept of energy security is, will, and ideally should be transformed in the light of scientific evidence that combustion of fossil fuels contributes to dangerous climatic change
Queer Wars : Erfolge und Bedrohungen einer globalen Bewegung by Dennis Altman( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ECOMODERNISM : technology, politics and the climate crisis by Jonathan Symons( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making Climate Leadership Meaningful: Energy Research as a Key to Global Decarbonisation( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: This article revisits a number of familiar debates about climate change mitigation yet draws some unorthodox conclusions. First, that progress towards a renewable small‐scale energy future in environmentally conscious countries such as Germany and Sweden may take the world as a whole further away from climate stability by reducing the political pressure to finance breakthrough innovation. Second, that without such game‐changing innovations, developing countries will continue to deploy whatever technologies are domestically available, scalable and affordable, including thermal coal power in most instances. Third and finally, that as any realistic hope of achieving climate stability hinges on the innovation of breakthrough technologies, the urgency of climate change calls not so much for the domestic deployment of existing energy technologies but rather a concentrated effort to develop technologies that will be adopted globally. These arguments imply that national innovation policy, and an international treaty establishing a 'Low‐Emissions Technology Commitment' should be the central focus of climate policy. Abstract : In order to be meaningful, national climate policy in those states that are most committed to climate action should be formulated with a view to contributing to a global transition to a decarbonised economy
World Society Divided: Divergent Trends in State Responses to Sexual Minorities and Their Reflection in Public Attitudes( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract This paper extends existing world society literature on the international diffusion of norms by examining divergence in world society. First, we identify polarizing trends in national regulation of homosexuality. Since 2005, the dominant post-WWII global trend toward liberalization has been challenged by a countervailing trend in which some countries have adopted more repressive laws regulating homosexuality. Second, we seek to identify whether states’ alignment with either liberal or conservative world models influences public opinion. Analyzing three waves of data on public acceptance of homosexuality from the Pew Global Attitudes Survey between 2002 and 2013, we find that world public opinion concerning homosexuality has become increasingly polarized and that public opinion is embedded in broader institutional structures. Characteristics including education, age, and religious affiliation (and the lack of thereof) also affect individual acceptance of homosexuality, whereas the influence of age and education has diminished over time
The growing chasm : international polarization around queer rights by Dennis Altman( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The legitimation of international organisations : examining the identity of the communities that grant legitimacy by Jonathan Symons( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

International legitimacy : contesting the domestic analogy by Jonathan Symons( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Norm Conflict in Climate Governance: Greenhouse Gas Accounting and the Problem of Consumption by Paul G Harris( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Accounting rules used for compiling national greenhouse gas inventories play a significant role in constituting the global climate change regime's character. These rules have major political and policy implications. Production-based accounting and national production-based emissions targets contribute to the deadlock in climate negotiations by deflecting attention away from consumption patterns and by accentuating tensions among the climate regime's underlying norms. These dynamics contribute to inefficient domestic mitigation policies, conflict over the norm of "common but differentiated responsibility", weak international agreements, and continued political neglect of consumption as a driver of emissions. In contrast, consumption-based emissions accounting would shift attention from production to consumption. Consumption-based targets could potentially provide an alternative path by which differentiated responsibility could be implemented. Adoption of consumption-based inventories might also prompt reappraisal of underlying norms and opposing conceptions of justice among states."--Editor
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