This work seeks do develop an alternative theoretical
framework within the international relations
theorizing that would be better equipped to deal with
the specific character of global environmental issues
than the mainstream positivist International
Relations Theory is. The discussed framework draws
heavily on Andrew Feenberg s two-level critique of
instrumental reason and it brings in some insights
from Social Constructivist Studies in Science and
Technology and Green Political Theory. As such it has
an ambition to broaden the array of existing concepts
and tools of International Political Theory.
The book first discusses the concept of instrumental
reason, what is followed by an outline of the
theoretical framework itself. Next, a brief overview
of the current international climate architecture is
given, what serves as an introduction to the
last-empirical part-of the work, which analyzes
Kyoto s Clean Development Mechanism and its possible
future design in the light of the proposed framework.
The work may be interesting especially for political
theorists interested in normative reflections on
social and man-nature relationships.