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Governmentality and the climate-development nexus : the case of the EU global climate change alliance

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This article uses a governmentality perspective to uncover the power effects of the external climate change adaptation assistance provided by the European Union (EU) through its flagship initiative in this regard: the Global Climate Change Alliance. By drawing upon a body of literature that conceptualizes the established international architecture in this regard as rooted in power relations, this article opens up our current perspective of the EU as an international climate actor. An analysis of policy documents and targeted semi-structured interviews reveals that the EU discursively emphasizes the responsibility of partner countries to manage risk and become 'resilient' to climate impacts, while downplaying the transformative potential of adaptation for development. We see this dynamic further reflected in GCCA policy techniques, which promote the production of quantified and depoliticized knowledge on adaptation. This in its turn further guides the allocation of GCCA support and is instrumentalized in order to establish a stable identity for the organization and reproduce the EU as a climate leader in this regard.
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Ecology, Geography, Planning and Development, Global and Planetary Change, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, POWER, SECURITISATION, RESILIENCE, GOVERNANCE, DISCOURSES, SECURITY, POLITICS, LEADER, UNION, Climate change, Adaptation, Governmentality, European Union, Development cooperation

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De Roeck, Frederik. “Governmentality and the Climate-Development Nexus : The Case of the EU Global Climate Change Alliance.” GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS, vol. 55, 2019, pp. 160–67.
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De Roeck, F. (2019). Governmentality and the climate-development nexus : the case of the EU global climate change alliance. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS, 55, 160–167.
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De Roeck, Frederik. 2019. “Governmentality and the Climate-Development Nexus : The Case of the EU Global Climate Change Alliance.” GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS 55: 160–67.
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De Roeck, Frederik. 2019. “Governmentality and the Climate-Development Nexus : The Case of the EU Global Climate Change Alliance.” GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS 55: 160–167.
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De Roeck F. Governmentality and the climate-development nexus : the case of the EU global climate change alliance. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS. 2019;55:160–7.
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F. De Roeck, “Governmentality and the climate-development nexus : the case of the EU global climate change alliance,” GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS, vol. 55, pp. 160–167, 2019.
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  abstract     = {This article uses a governmentality perspective to uncover the power effects of the external climate change adaptation assistance provided by the European Union (EU) through its flagship initiative in this regard: the Global Climate Change Alliance. By drawing upon a body of literature that conceptualizes the established international architecture in this regard as rooted in power relations, this article opens up our current perspective of the EU as an international climate actor. An analysis of policy documents and targeted semi-structured interviews reveals that the EU discursively emphasizes the responsibility of partner countries to manage risk and become 'resilient' to climate impacts, while downplaying the transformative potential of adaptation for development. We see this dynamic further reflected in GCCA policy techniques, which promote the production of quantified and depoliticized knowledge on adaptation. This in its turn further guides the allocation of GCCA support and is instrumentalized in order to establish a stable identity for the organization and reproduce the EU as a climate leader in this regard.},
  author       = {De Roeck, Frederik},
  issn         = {0959-3780},
  journal      = {GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS},
  keywords     = {Ecology,Geography,Planning and Development,Global and Planetary Change,Management,Monitoring,Policy and Law,POWER,SECURITISATION,RESILIENCE,GOVERNANCE,DISCOURSES,SECURITY,POLITICS,LEADER,UNION,Climate change,Adaptation,Governmentality,European Union,Development cooperation},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {160--167},
  title        = {Governmentality and the climate-development nexus : the case of the EU global climate change alliance},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2019.02.006},
  volume       = {55},
  year         = {2019},
}

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