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Moving-and-Mooring in Uncertain Terrains: A Capabilities Approach to Climate Change Ethics
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (SMED, TRUST)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7956-6159
2013 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this article is to introduce a discussion about ethics and mobility in a climate change context. This is accomplished through a con-ceptual analysis of holistic mobility as positive freedom drawing on both mobilities and capabilities research. The analysis interrelates both theoreti-cally and methodologically the fields of climate change ethics, the capabili-ties approach, and recent mobilities research to link social ethics issues to wellbeing in the context of climate change vulnerability and adaptation. The article relays capabilities research on mobility and builds on and de-velops the concept of holistic mobility drawing on the recent so-called mo-bilities turn in social science and the humanities. It is argued that the concept of holistic mobility as a capability, may fur-ther inform the significance of mobility as an analytical lens in climate change ethics. Holistic mobility is presented as an alternative concept to geographical and/or social mobility, which often underplay the existential dimension of mobility, mobility's mooring aspects as well as the interrela-tions between moving and mooring. Thus, the article concludes that it is important to highlight the simultaneousness of existential, geographical and social mobility and that "existential mobility" should be considered in cli-mate change ethics in order to get an informed notion of the moral challeng-es associated with the mobility-wellbeing-climate change nexus.

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Mobilities turn, Holistic Mobility, Mooring, Existential Mobility, Vulnerability, Adaptation, Meaning Making, Climate Change Ethics
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-202834OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-202834DiVA: diva2:633894
2013 AAG annual meeting Los Angeles, US
Climate Capabilities
Formas, 2006-2247
Available from: 2013-06-27 Created: 2013-06-27 Last updated: 2013-12-20Bibliographically approved

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