Svein Hammer
Svein Hammer. (19 articles) Hammer is Dr. Polit. in Sociology and regular reviewer in MODERN TIMES.
Hammer Insert neoliberalism

From social democracy to neoliberalism

How is the development of society understood? Through ideas, actors and concrete processes, or through discourses, management techniques and projects for societal formation? MODERN TIMES's Svein Hammer picks up two books that are in relation to each other (one his own).

Green system change and circular economy

ESSAY: In order to safeguard our livelihoods, we should move away from a system that continually requires us to become more efficient, productive, and profit-maximizing.

To think more coherently about the environment and the economy

GREEN GROWTH: Is it possible for a recycling to extend the life of objects and materials? And what about local circuits and small scale businesses?

Nature's self-regulating mechanisms

ECOSYSTEMS: How can human insight into the contexts of nature be managed for the best in the Anthropocene age?

350 shades of green

Bjørn Strong's systemic criticism is hard to disagree with, but his truths are not necessarily others.

Norway has become a climate political slowdown

Our important social debater, Eivind Trædal, has written a thorough history book on Norwegian climate policy - and why it is in the wild.

Environmental protection in the sign of evolution

In the worst case, the romantic view of nature can stand in the way of adaptable environmental protection work, claims environmental studies professor Douglas Spieles in a new book.

Down to earth to save the earth

Professional books with good ground contact can be of great value in the debate about the green shift, so this one too.

Right's green dream

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

How should we understand nature's relationship to our man-made culture?

Green utopias

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

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

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

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

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

Accept as a prescription

The situation does not look promising, but pessimism must yield to acceptance and then action.

Economics in a healthy ecosystem

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.

The Age of Consequences

Hard-hitting new documentary draws the lines between the climate crisis and social unrest around the world.

Everything of value is destroyed in the jungle of Borneo

The demise of the rainforest on Borneo has led to great progress and increased wealth - for the few. What do you do about it?
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