Books to read

If/when I’ve read them, I’ll link to the review I do…

Policy (theory)
CHANDLER, A. The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business

CONSTANT, E. 1980 The Origins of the Turbojet Revolution

General socio-technical transitions


Australian history/politics


US history/politics

Levy, J. (2012) Freaks of fortune : the emerging world of capitalism and risk in America / Jonathan Levy.

Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press 2012 Available at Main Library Blue Area Floor 2 (339.3 L45 )

 Climate politics and history and so on

van ASSELT, H. 2014 The Fragmentation of Global Climate Governance: Consequences and Management of Regime Interactions

BOLIN, B. 2008 A History of the Science and Politics of Climate Change:  The role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

GELBSPAN, R. The Heat is On

JAMIESON, D. 2014 Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Fight Against Climate Change Failed – And What It Means For Our Future Oxford: Oxford University Press

WEART, S. The Discovery of Global Warming  (actually, have read this, and it is dead good!)

More recent additions to the pile (that only ever gets taller…)
James Lawrence Powell The Inquisition of Climate Science by 2011
Rosewarne, S Goodman, J and Pearse R Climate Action Upsurge: The Ethnography of Climate Movement Politics (Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research byVaughan Switzer Green Backlash: The History and Politics of Environmental Opposition in the US Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1998
David Helvarg The War against the Greens: The “Wise Use” Movement, the New Right and Anti-Environmental Violence San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997
Andrew Rowell Green Backlash: Global Subversion of the Environmental Movement (New York: Routledge, 1996)
Swedberg, R. (2014) The Art of Social Theory Princeton University Press

Networks in Contention: The Divisive Politics of Climate Change (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics) Paperback – March 31, 2015

Social Movement Organizations: Guide to Research on Insurgent Realities Lofland 2008

Constructing social problems / Malcolm Spector John I Kitsuse New York : Aldine de Gruyter c1987 Available at Main Library Blue Area Floor 2 (301 S332 )

The European Union in International Climate Change Negotiations
By Stavros Afionis
This book explores in detail the involvement of the EU in international climate talks from the late 1980s to the present, focusing in particular on the negotiations leading up to Copenhagen. This conference witnessed the demise of the top-down approach in climate change policy and dealt a serious blow to the EU’s leadership ambitions. This book explores the extent to which negotiation theory could help with better comprehending the obstacles that prevented the EU from getting more out of the climate negotiation process. It is argued that looking at the role played by problematic strategic planning could prove highly instructive in light of the Paris Agreement.

“Inventing the Future” by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams


Walker Piercy
The Movie Goer
The Thanatos Syndrome (compare with Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
Lost in the Cosmos
To copac
Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change
Energy security in the era of climate change : the Asia-Pacific experience / edited by Luca Anceschi, Jonathan Symons.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan 2012

What the dormouse said : how the sixties counterculture shaped the personal computer industry
John Markoff
2005 ;ISBN0670033820;ISBN9780670033829
Available at Main Library Blue Area Floor 2 (004.16 MAR )

Ontopower Brian Massumi

The seven day circle : the history and meaning of the week
Eviatar Zerubavel
1989, c1985 ;ISBN0226981657 :;ISBN9780226981659
Available at Main Library Blue Area Floor 2 (529.2 Z1

Five Chimneys, originally published in French as Souvenirs de l’au-delà (Memoirs from the Beyond), is the memoir of Olga Lengyel. She was born on October 19, 1909 in Transylvania (Part of Romania since 24 June 1920; when she born it was part of Hungary). Five Chimneys is similar to Thanks to My Mother[1] by Schoschana Rabinovici, in the acute powers of observation and memory of the respective authors. However, whereas some of the events, especially those of a sexual nature, were over the head of the eleven-year-old narrator of Thanks to My Mother, Olga Lengyel describes such events with an unflinching gaze.

Sowing the Wind by Martha Dodd

Mario and the Magician by Thomas Mann

Fever Dream by samanta schweblin

Angel is a novel by the English novelist Elizabeth Taylor first published in 1957.
It tells the life story of Angelica (“Angel”) Deverell from her adolescence and first attempts at writing, through the course of her career as a successful writer of sensational romances, into her decline, old age and death. Although she finds fame and wealth and marries the love of her life, Angel is condemned to a life of isolation and disappointment: critics regard her work as absurd and her closest relationships—with her publisher, her husband, and her sister-in-law—are doomed by the inability of others to conform to her unrealistic view of life. Although Angel is in the main portrayed as a grotesque eccentric, she is frequently made to seem pathetic, if not tragic.

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