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Svein Hammer

Hammer is a dr.polit. in sociology and regular reviewer in Ny Tid.

Right's green dream

Venkat Sumantran, Charles Fine and David Gonsalvez: Faster, Smarter, Greener. The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility
In line with climate change and rising environmental crises, the need for change is recognized. The question is what this implies.

The philosophy of life and nature

Sigurd Hverven: natural Philosophy
How should we understand nature's relationship to our man-made culture?

Green utopias

Lisa Garforth: Green Utopias: Environmental Hope Before and After Nature
With a sociological look at the environmental challenges combined with examples drawn from fiction and film, interesting horizons are opened in a new British release.

The Liberal Utopia

Dybedahl, Kristjánsson, Innset and Hverven (eds.): No people are born free
Above all, it is we who do not blame liberalism for everything that is wrong here in the world, which should dwell on this book. 

Food on a troubled planet

Lisa Palmer: Hot, Hungry Planet. The Fight to Stop a Global Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change
The world's intensive food production, with its resource consumption, can quickly send us into serious crises. Something has to be done. 

Must, can, will, should and must

Filip Antoni Malinowski: Guardians of the Earth
Climate summits show a world in which the nuances between should, must and should be able to mean everything for the outcome of the negotiations.

Safe energy

Roland Dannereuther: Energy Security
Energy Security provides important knowledge about the interaction between energy security, economic growth, ecological sustainability and social justice. 

Accept as a prescription

Per Espen Stoknes: What we think about when we try not to think about global warming
The situation does not look promising, but pessimism must yield to acceptance and then action.

Economics in a healthy ecosystem

Ove Jakobsen: Transformative Ecological Economics
An economy where production, consumption and recycling are linked to a balanced "food chain" is the solution to the ecological crisis, according to economist Ove Jakobsen.