Global Civil Society and Global Environmental Governance

The Politics of Nature from Place to Planet

Author: Ronnie D. Lipschutz,Judith Mayer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791431177

Category: Science

Page: 365

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Explores the growing role of global civil society and local environmental activism in the management and protection of the environment worldwide.

Global Environmental Governance, Civil Society and Wildlife

Birdsong After the Storm

Author: Margi Prideaux

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317127900

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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The world is entering a period of unprecedented environmental and political change. By mid-century, climate change will cause dramatic ecosystem shifts. Hundreds, if not thousands, of species will disappear from the earth including icons like polar bears, gorillas, Asiatic lions and bluefin tuna. For many cultures ’species’ are ’place’. As our cultivated global community erodes, international triage decisions about species and local ecosystems will commence and if we are not alert, these decisions will be made on our collective behalf, without local perspective or accountability. Global Environmental Governance, Civil Society and Wildlife illuminates a clear pathway for the environmental, non-governmental community to transition into a co-governance role. Many NGO diplomats have deeper experience and more technical knowledge about policy discussions than their government counterparts and are unburdened by sovereign constraints. The book puts forward the perspectives of developing world civil society and the case that it must play a more significant role in future decision making. Civil society from around the world must be welcomed by governments at the global environmental governance table if we are to hear birdsong after the storm.

The Business of Global Environmental Governance

Author: David L. Levy,Peter John Newell,Nazli Choucri

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262621885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 5143

Theoretical and empirical accounts of the role of business in shaping international environmental policies.

Multilevel Governance of Global Environmental Change

Perspectives from Science, Sociology and the Law

Author: Gerd Winter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107320844

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Originally published in 2006, this collection is the outcome of an interdisciplinary research project involving scholars in the fields of international and comparative environmental law, the sociology and politics of global governance, and the scientific study of global climate change. Earth system analysis as developed by the natural sciences is transferred to the analysis of institutions of global environmental change. Rather than one overarching supranational organisation, a system of 'multilevel' institutions is advocated. The book examines the proper role of industrial self-regulation, of horizontal transfer of national policies, of regional integration, and of improved coordination between international environmental organisations, as well as basic principles for sustainable use of resources. Addressing both academics and politicians, this book will stimulate the debate about the means of improving global governance.

Sustainability, Civil Society and International Governance

Local, North American and Global Contributions

Author: Professor John J. Kirton,Professor Peter I Hajnal

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140949571X

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

View: 8475

How can civil society and global governors come together in new ways to improve links among trade, environmental and social values? In this important and wide-ranging volume, an unparalleled array of contributors examines the many new processes of civil society engagement that have been introduced at the local, regional and global levels. Assessing what more can be done to strengthen the productive partnerships between civil society and global governance, the book draws on the extensive inventory of existing practices and community-based alternatives to demonstrate how particular mechanisms for civil society participation in global governance have enhanced or impeded the specific economic, environmental and political outcomes that many seek to achieve.

Global Environmental Governance in the Information Age

Civil Society Organizations and Digital Media

Author: Jérôme Duberry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351613537

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 498

This book examines the impact of current and emerging digital technologies on global environmental governance, and in particular on environmental civil society organizations. Technological innovations are constantly emerging: internet and social media platforms, blockchains, big data, and artificial intelligence are some of the most common or promising digital technologies of our times. Through case studies and the analysis of concrete applications of digital technologies, this book shows how these digital technologies can be deployed to support global environmental governance, and in particular a multi-stakeholder approach to the protection of the environment. It provides an overview of the diverse uses of these digital technologies by civil society organizations (CSOs) in global environmental governance. In this fast-changing context, the capacity of environmental CSOs to manage and benefit from digital technologies, and to produce and distribute information, can strengthen their participation in global environmental governance. Their key roles, including advocacy, monitoring, knowledge production, fundraising, nudging individual behaviors, and project implementation, greatly benefit from the use of these technologies. By examining some of the most-utilized current digital technologies and presenting some of the most prominent emerging ones, this book aims to illustrate how active civil society organizations operate, and how ICTs support some of their roles, and therefore their participation in global environmental governance. This book will appeal to scholars and students of environmental studies and politics, global governance, political sociology, geography and communication studies along with policy makers and communication specialists from the environmental community.

Global Civil Society

Contested Futures

Author: Gideon Baker,David Chandler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134256868

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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For many commentators, global civil society is revolutionising our approach to global politics, as new non-state-based and border-free expressions of political community challenge territorial sovereignty as the exclusive basis for political community and identity. This challenge 'from below' to the nation-state system is increasingly seen as promising nothing less than a reconstruction, or a re-imagination, of world politics itself. Whether in terms of the democratisation of the institutions of global governance, the spread of human rights across the world, or the emergence of a global citizenry in a worldwide public sphere, global civil society is understood by many to provide the agency necessary for these hoped-for transformations. Global Civil Society asks whether this idea is such a qualitatively new phenomenon after all; whether the transformation of the nation-state system is actually within its reach; and what some of the drawbacks might be.

Global Environmental Politics

Concepts, Theories and Case Studies

Author: Gabriela Kütting

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136920994

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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Global Environmental Politics is the perfect introduction to this increasingly significant area. The text combines an accessible introduction to the most important environmental theories and concepts with a series of detailed case studies of the most pressing environmental problems. Features and benefits of the book: Explains the most important concepts and theories in environmental politics. Introduces environmental politics within the context of political science and international relations theories. Demonstrates how the concepts and theories apply in a wide variety of real world contexts. Case studies include the most important environmental issues from climate change and biodiversity to forests and marine pollution. Each chapter is written by an established international authority in the field. ? This exciting new textbook is essential reading all students of environmental politics and will be of great interest to students of International Relations and Political Economy.

Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance

Author: Richard E. Saunier,Richard Albert Meganck

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849770999

Category: Political Science

Page: 433

View: 1528

This unique dictionary and introduction to Global Environmental Governance (GEG), written and compiled by two veterans of the international stage, provides a compilation of over 5000 terms, organizations and acronyms, drawn from hundreds of official sources. An introductory essay frames the major issues in GEG and outlines the pitfalls of talking past one another when discussing the most critical of issues facing the planet. It challenges those who are concerned with the management of our planet and its inhabitants to understand and accept a vocabulary common to the often-opposing objectives sought in the many GEG instruments.The result is a practical tool that should find a central place on the desk of anyone involved in environmental management, development or sustainability issues anywhere in the world, including the United Nations, government policy makers, NGOs and other stakeholder groups, the business community, and students and professionals.

Environment, Society and International Relations

Towards More Effective International Agreements

Author: Gabriela Kütting

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113461036X

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Written in an accessible and lively style, this ground-breaking text marries a critique of current remedies towards environmental problems to original and viable alternatives. This text adopts an eco-centric rather than a traditional environmental management perspective to focuses on the key issues such as: * The effectiveness of international agreements in solving environmental problems * the role of the structures and constraints within which these agreements operate

Human Rights and Global Diversity

Author: Simon Caney,Peter Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135275173

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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This examination of global society focuses on its conflict with local societies and questions whether the human race should be treated as belonging to a single global community. It considers the universality of human rights and its conflict with group claims to self-determination.

Sustainable Development

A History

Author: Anne E. Egelston

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400748779

Category: Science

Page: 118

View: 5098

This book documents the influence of nongovernmental organizations on the rise of the sustainable development movement in international politics. It adds to the body of scholarly research on non-governmental organizations, by examining their political influence during the first two decades of international environmental politics - from the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972 to the establishment of the World Conference on Environment and Development in 1982. NGOs wielded their rational moral authority to achieve their goals in attending environmental mega-conferences. In turn, these successes gave rise to a symbiotic relationship with the United Nations Environment Program and secured a seemingly permanent position at not only the negotiating table, but also the inner hallways and back rooms of the United Nations.

Advances in International Environmental Politics

Author: M. Betsill,K. Hochstetler,D. Stevis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137338970

Category: Political Science

Page: 403

View: 4045

This book provides authoritative and up-to-date research for anyone interested in the study of international environmental politics. It demonstrates how the field of international environmental politics has evolved and identifies key questions, topics and approaches to guide future research.

Global Civil Society and Poverty Alleviation

Sociology, Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467201405

Category: Education

Page: 45

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Global Civil Society and Poverty Alleviation. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

The Idea of Global Civil Society

Ethics and Politics in a Globalizing Era

Author: Randall Germain,Michael Kenny

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134272898

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 9265

This book evaluates the claim that in order to explore the changing social foundations of global power relations today, we need to include in our analysis an understanding of global civil society, particularly if we also wish to raise ethical questions about the changing political and institutional practices of transnational governance. Bridging the normative concerns of political theorists with the historical and institutional focus of scholars of international relations and international political economy, this book is of broad interest to students and researchers concerned with international relations, civil society, global governance and ethics.

Global Civil Society and Transversal Hegemony

The Globalization-Contestation Nexus

Author: Karen M. Buckley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135047839

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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There has been clear recognition of tendencies towards uncritically celebrating resistance and the need for critical appraisal within the literature on globalization and contestation. This book provides a conceptual history of global civil society and a critical examination of the politics of resistance in the global political economy. It uses a dialectical method of analysis to illustrate the conceptual stasis of mainstream approaches to questions of globalization and contestation, while demonstrating the potential of a Gramscian approach to reconstitute hegemony as a key analytical and explanatory tool. Buckley offers insight to the movements of transversal hegemony and existent and anticipated modes of social relation through the case studies of the World Social Forum and the World People's Conference on Climate Change. Offering a more comprehensive understanding of change in the global political economy, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of international political economy, globalization, global civil society, sociology, and the politics resistance.

Environmental Policy in North America

Approaches, Capacity, and the Management of Transboundary Issues

Author: Robert G. Healy,Debora L. VanNijnatten,Marcela López-Vallejo

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442693770

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 9264

This comprehensive analysis of key issues in North American environmental policy provides an overview of how the US, Mexico, and Canada differ in their environmental management approaches and capacity levels, and how these differences play into cross-border cooperation on environmental problems. The book offers insights into transboundary cooperation both before and after NAFTA, and presents a framework for making environmental interaction more effective in the future. The book is organized into two parts. The first, more general, section compares the national contexts for environmental management in each country—including economic conditions, sociocultural dynamics, and political decision-making frameworks— and shows how these have led to variations in policy approaches and levels of capacity. The authors argue that effective environmental governance in North America depends on the ability of transboundary institutions to address and mediate these differences. The book's second section illustrates this argument, using four case studies of environmental management in North America: biodiversity and protected areas, air pollution (smog); greenhouse gas reduction, and genetically modified crops.

Global Governance

Drawing Insights from the Environmental Experience

Author: Oran R. Young

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262740203

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

View: 4085

The contributors to this volume draw upon the experiences of environmental regimes to examine the problems of internationalgovernance in the absence of a world government.

Sovereignty, Democracy, and Global Civil Society

State-Society Relations at UN World Conferences

Author: Elisabeth Jay Friedman,Kathryn Hochstetler,Ann Marie Clark

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791483843

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 4802

Examines the growing power of nongovernmental organizations by looking at UN World Conferences.