Check out the paper published by grad student Brynna Jacobson and Professor Charlie Thorpe in the British Journal of Sociology.
“Life politics, nature and the state: Giddens’ sociological theory and The Politics of Climate Change” The British Journal of Sociology 2013 Volume 64 Issue 1. Charles Thorpe and Brynna Jacobson.
Their article beautifully uses older Giddens insights into reflexive modernization to critique Giddens’ new book, the Politics of Climate Change. The article is rich with analytical insight and provides a pathway forward for better understanding Giddens and to grasping the strengths and limitations of some of the politics of climate change literature today.