Author ORCID Identifier

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-18-2021

Abstract

The Earth System Governance Project is the largest scholarly body in the world devoted to articulating governance of the Earth’s systems. It recently published a “Harvesting Initiative” looking back on the first iteration of its Scientific Plan. This paper contributes to the decolonial and constructive critique of the theory of agency in that Initiative and argues that it displays “fragmentary coloniality” especially around problematic authority relations in governance. By turning to work on “worlding,” the paper argues for radicalizing questions of authority, leading us to focus not on agency but on moral relationships—work for a sequel to this paper.

Keywords

earth system governance, agency, authority, coloniality, worlding, love

Publication Title

Environmental Philosophy

Volume

18

Issue

2

First Page

319

Last Page

344

Rights

© Environmental Philosophy

Comments

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Environmental Philosophy. The final publisher version is available at: 10.5840/envirophil2021817109

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