Globalization and Environmental Challenges

Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century

Author: Hans Günter Brauch,Úrsula Oswald Spring,Czeslaw Mesjasz,John Grin,Pál Dunay,Navnita Chadha Behera,Béchir Chourou,Patricia Kameri-Mbote,P. H. Liotta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540759778

Category: Social Science

Page: 1148

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Put quite simply, the twin impacts of globalization and environmental degradation pose new security dangers and concerns. In this new work on global security thinking, 91 authors from five continents and many disciplines, from science and practice, assess the worldwide reassessment of the meaning of security triggered by the end of the Cold War and globalization, as well as the multifarious impacts of global environmental change in the early 21st century.
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Handbook of Globalization and the Environment

Author: Khi V. Thai,Dianne Rahm,Jerrell D. Coggburn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351564544

Category: Political Science

Page: 616

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Proponents of globalization argue that it protects the global environment from degradation and promotes worldwide sustainable economic growth while opponents argue the exact opposite. Examining the local, national, and international impacts of globalization, the Handbook of Globalization and the Environment explores strategies and solutions that support healthy economic growth, protect the environment, and create a more equitable world. The book sets the stage with coverage of global environmental issues and policies. It explores international sustainable development, the evolution of global warming policy, transborder air pollution, desertification, space and the global environment, and human right to water. Building on this foundation, the editors discuss global environmental organizations and institutions with coverage of the UN's role in globalization, the trade-environment nexus, the emergence of NGOs, and an analysis of the state of global environmental knowledge and awareness from an international and comparative perspective. Emphasizing the effects of increasingly integrated global economy on the environment and society, the book examines environmental management and accountability. It addresses green procurement, provides an overview of U.S. environmental regulation and the current range of voluntary and mandatory pollution prevention mechanisms in use, explores a two-pronged approach to establishing a sustainable procurement model, and examines a collaborative community-based approach to environmental regulatory compliance. The book concludes with an analysis of controversial issues, such as eco-terrorism, North-South disputes, environmental justice, the promotion of economic growth through globalization in less developed countries, and the ability of scientists to communicate ideas so that policy makers can use science in decision making.
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Economic Globalisation

Social Conflicts, Labour and Environmental Issues

Author: Clement Allan Tisdell,Raj Kumar Sen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781008195

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 594

In this title, international contributors, from both developing and higher income countries, identify and discuss major social conflicts, labour and distributional concerns, environmental issues and impacts arising from the very rapid increase in globalization experienced since the early 1970s.
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Globalization and the Environment

Author: Peter Christoff,Robyn Eckersley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442221496

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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This book by two leading scholars offers the first systematic analysis of the relationship between globalization and the environment from the early Modern period to the present. Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley develop a broad conceptual framework for understanding the globalization of environmental problems and the highly uneven, often faltering, international political response. The authors develop linkages between economic globalization and environmental degradation and explore a range of key global environmental problems—focusing on the two most challenging of all: climate change and biodiversity loss. Finally, they critically explore the challenges of environmental governance in a world defined by global capitalism and sovereign states. Providing a normative framework for evaluating global environmental governance, they suggest alternative institutional and policy responses. Through a rich set of case studies, this powerful book will help readers grasp the systemic causes of global environmental degradation as well as the myriad opportunities for reform of global environmental governance.
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The Globalization and Environment Reader

Author: Peter Newell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118964136

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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The Globalization and Environment Reader features a collection of classic and cutting-edge readings that explore whether and how globalization can be made compatible with sustainable development. Offers a comprehensive collection of nearly 30 classic and cutting-edge readings spanning a broad range of perspectives within this increasingly important field Addresses the question of whether economic globalization is the prime cause of the destruction of the global environment – or if some forms of globalization could help to address global environmental problems Features carefully edited extracts selected both for their importance and their accessibility Covers a variety of topics such as the ‘marketization’ of nature, debates about managing and governing the relationship between globalization and the environment, and discussions about whether or not globalization should be ‘greened’ Systematically captures the breadth and diversity of the field without assuming prior knowledge Offers a timely and necessary insight into the future of our fragile planet in the 21st century
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Environmental Impacts of Globalization and Trade

A Systems Study

Author: Corey L. Lofdahl

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262122450

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

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An analytic exploration of whether trade hurts or helps the environment.
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A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy, Second Edition

National Government Interventions in a Global Arena

Author: Frank Wijen,K. Zoeteman,J. Pieters,Paul van Seters

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849805776

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

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Acclaim for the first edition: ÔThis is undoubtedly a useful collection of essays for environmental policy-makers and anyone interested in the relationship between national government and transnational forces. . . the collection brings together some interesting perspectives and should prove a useful complement to the existing political sociology of the environment.Õ Ð International Sociology Ð Review of Books ÔThe Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy is a very important book. More than 40 experienced authors, including some of the most important international thought leaders of our time, have confronted a crucial question: How can and should national governments come to grips with the need for global action on a wide range of increasingly urgent environmental challenges that exceed their authority and capability? Through close examination of numerous case studies, a balanced perspective that takes government, business and civil society into account, and fresh interdisciplinary thinking about a range of policy tools, the Handbook offers a treasure-trove of new concepts and new perspectives. The authors conclude that by acknowledging the ongoing erosion of national sovereignty and accepting the growing need to work together in supranational forums, national governments can, in fact, increase their capacity to shape their own destiny.Õ Ð Lawrence Susskind, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US ÔIn an increasingly interdependent world, global forces affect both the design and effectiveness of environmental policy. This Handbook provides an unusually creative and comprehensive guide, not only to the nature of these forces and their impacts, but also to how a better understanding of these forces can provide a foundation for improving the effectiveness of environmental policy.Õ Ð Tom Tietenberg, Colby College, US In the current era of globalisation, national governments are increasingly exposed to international influences that present new constraints and opportunities for domestic environmental policies. This comprehensive, revised Handbook pushes the frontiers of theoretical and empirical knowledge, and provides a state-of-the-art examination of the multifaceted effects of globalisation on environmental governance. Including substantially revised as well as new contributions from leading authorities, the Handbook offers an insightful overview of recent developments at the intersection of globalisation and national environmental policy. It covers themes including national regimes, trade rules, types of goods, federalism, innovation, standards, citizen-consumers, developing countries, policy networks, partnerships, and carbon trading. The HandbookÕs depth and scope will appeal to a broad and varied readership, across academics, students, and policy-makers interested in public and private governance, environmental economics, international relations, environmental politics and law, sociology, and political science.
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Globalization and Environmental Reform

The Ecological Modernization of the Global Economy

Author: Arthur P. J. Mol

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262632843

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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A balanced look at globalization and its potential environmental effects, both destructive and beneficial.
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Globalization and the Environment

Greening Global Political Economy

Author: Gabriela Kutting

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791484866

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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Examines how globalization and the environment are connected issues.
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Die Herausforderung der Globalisierung

Wirtschaft und Politik in Deutschland 1860-1914

Author: Cornelius Torp

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525351505

Category: History

Page: 430

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English summary: Cornelius Torp explores the making of German trade policy in the heydays of globalization before World War I. Based on extensive research, his study offers a ground-breaking analysis of the linkages between international economic developments and German national politics. German description: In der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts setzte ein, was aus heutiger Sicht als erste Welle der okonomischen Globalisierung erscheint. Die weltwirtschaftliche Integration erreichte innerhalb nur weniger Jahrzehnte ein Ausmaa, das durchaus an das gegenwartige Niveau heranreicht und es zum Teil noch immer ubertrifft. Cornelius Torp zeigt, wie groa die Herausforderung war, die die Globalisierung fur die Gesellschaft und die Politik des Deutschen Kaiserreichs darstellte, als die Auaenhandelspolitik in das Zentrum der politischen Auseinandersetzungen ruckte und den Handlungsspielraum der Regierung beschrankte. Die Studie verbindet in vorbildlicher Weise okonomische und historische Analyse, die in ihren Ergebnissen einen neuen, ertragreichen Zugriff auf die Geschichte des deutschen Kaiserreichs bietet.
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Globalization and Private Law

The Way Forward

Author: Michael Faure,Andre Van der Walt

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849805210

Category: Law

Page: 512

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This timely book explores the relationship between private law and globalization. It examines the consequences of the fact that law making now takes place in a globalized world which increasingly leads to questions of accountability and legitimacy of the law making process. Within this work, European and South African scholars deal with the relationship between private law and globalization in fourteen innovative chapters, addressing inter alia globalization, democracy and accountability, harmonization versus decentralization, public law issues, corporate governance, procedural issues as well as human rights and the environment. This well-documented and original study will be a valuable resource for academics and legal practitioners as well as students. Specialists in private law, transnational law, international law and legal theory should also not be without this important book.
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Economic Globalisation and the Environment

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264174435

Category:

Page: 90

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This book summarises the environmental implications of globalisation in terms of governance, competitiveness, foreign investments, sectoral economic activities, and corporate environmental strategies.
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Die Schatten der Globalisierung

Author: Joseph Stiglitz

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641202779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Explodierende Aktienkurse und scheinbar nie dagewesenes Wirtschaftswachstum kennzeichneten die »Goldenen Neunziger« – bis der Absturz in eine weltweite, tiefe und bis heute andauernde Rezession folgte. Was ist schief gelaufen? Nobelpreisträger Joseph Stiglitz zeigt, welchen Kräften sich der schwindelerregende Boom verdankte und inwiefern in ihm bereits die Saat der Zerstörung angelegt war. Stiglitz, als Berater der ersten Clinton-Administration und später Chefökonom der Weltbank ein intimer Kenner des »Tatorts Washington« (NZZ) und der internationalen Konzernzentralen, weiß von den strategischen Entscheidungen in den innersten Zirkeln von Politik und Wirtschaft zu berichten, aber auch von den hitzigen Debatten, die diesen vorausgingen. Selbstkritisch beleuchtet er die globalen Folgen ihres gemeinsamen Tuns: Wie ist die Fixierung auf den Defizitabbau heute zu bewerten? Wie wirkt sich die von der US-Regierung exzessiv betriebene Deregulierung des Marktes aus? Wohin hat uns die Maxime, Eigennutz diene automatisch auch der Allgemeinheit, geführt? Das Gleichgewicht zwischen Staat und Markt ist verloren gegangen, so Stiglitz’ zentrale These. Um diese Balance wiederherzustellen, entwickelt Stiglitz eine überzeugende Alternative zum Diktat des Marktes – denn das, so zeigt er auf provozierende Weise, ist nicht nur wenig sozial, sondern auf lange Sicht sogar unwirtschaftlich.
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Issues in Global Environment—Globalization and Global Change Research: 2013 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1490109676

Category: Political Science

Page: 704

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Issues in Global Environment—Globalization and Global Change Research: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Dendrochronologia. The editors have built Issues in Global Environment—Globalization and Global Change Research: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Dendrochronologia in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Global Environment—Globalization and Global Change Research: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Issues in Global Environment: Globalization and Global Change Research: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464967369

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

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Issues in Global Environment: Globalization and Global Change Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Global Environment—Globalization and Global Change Research. The editors have built Issues in Global Environment: Globalization and Global Change Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Global Environment—Globalization and Global Change Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Global Environment: Globalization and Global Change Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Globalization and the Environment

Capitalism, Ecology and Power

Author: Peter Newell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745664717

Category: Political Science

Page: 203

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Globalization and the Environment critically explores the actors, politics and processes that govern the relationship between globalization and the environment. Taking key aspects of globalisation in turn - trade, production and finance - the book highlights the relations of power at work that determine whether globalization is managed in a sustainable way and on whose behalf. Each chapter looks in turn at the political ecology of these central pillars of the global economy, reviewing evidence of its impact on diverse ecologies and societies, its governance - the political structures, institutions and policy making processes in place to manage this relationship - and finally efforts to contest and challenge these prevailing approaches. The book makes sense of the relationship between globalisation and the environment using a range of theoretical tools from different disciplines. This helps to place the debate about the compatibility between globalisation and sustainability in an explicitly political and historical context in which it is possible to appreciate the ‘nature’ of interests and power relations that privilege some ways of responding to environmental problems over others in a context of globalisation.
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Trade, Globalization and Sustainability Impact Assessment

A Critical Look at Methods and Outcomes

Author: Paul Ekins

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849773424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

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Trade liberalization, as promoted by the World Trade Organization (WTO) has become one of the dominant drivers and most controversial aspects of globalization. Trade sustainability impact assessments (SIAs) were introduced as a means of generating better understanding of the social and environmental impacts of trade liberalization and of making those impacts more consistent with sustainable development.
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A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy

National Government Interventions in a Global Arena

Author: Frank Wijen,B. C. J. Zoeteman,Jan Pieters

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781954355

Category: Political Science

Page: 734

View: 8710

State-of-the-art examination of the critical effects of globalisation on environmental governance.
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Globalization and Agricultural Trade Policy

Author: Hans J. Michelmann,James Rude,Gary Storey,Jack Stabler

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555879518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 357

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A discussion of globalization and agricultural trade policy. The contributors explore: rapidly evolving environmental policies; state trading enterprises and their impact on international prices and competitiveness; regional trade agreements; and the influence of the WTO on policy.
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