This book investigates how ecology and politics meet in the Middle East and how those interactions connect to the global political economy.
Author: Harry Verhoeven
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This book investigates how ecology and politics meet in the Middle East and how those interactions connect to the global political economy. Through region-wide analyses and case studies from the Arabian Peninsula, the Gulf of Aden, the Levant and North Africa, the volume highlights the intimate connections of environmental activism, energy infrastructure and illicit commodity trading with the political economies of Central Asia, the Horn of Africa and the Indian subcontinent. The book's nine chapters analyze how the exploitation and representation of the environment have shaped the history of the region--and determined its place in global politics. It argues that how the ecological is understood, instrumentalized and intervened upon is the product of political struggle: deconstructing ideas and practices of environmental change means unravelling claims of authority and legitimacy. This is particularly important in a region frequently seen through the prism of environmental determinism, where ruling elites have imposed authoritarian control as the corollary of 'environmental crisis'. This unique and urgent collection will question much of what we think we know about this pressing issue.
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92 (2008): 417–32. 3. See “Water Stress Index,” Verisk Maplecroft, ... Environmental Politics in Egypt: Activists, Experts, and the State. New York:
Author: Asef Bayat
Publisher: Global Square
"Localities, countries, and regions always develop in complex interaction with others. This volume highlights the global interconnectedness of the Middle East. It delves into the region's scientific, artistic, economic, political, religious, and intellectual formations and traces how they have taken shape through a dynamic set of encounters and exchanges. Written in short and accessible essays by among the most prominent experts on the region, the volume covers topics including God, Rumi, food, film, fashion, music, sports, science, and the flow of people, goods, and ideas. It tackles social and political movements from human rights, Salafism, and cosmopolitanism to radicalism and revolutions"--
This book demonstrates that the evidence does not support this doom-laden prediction.
Author: M. Dolatyar
Category: Political Science
Most studies of water scarcity in the Middle East conclude that there is a significant risk of imminent conflict, even warfare, between states in the region. This book demonstrates that the evidence does not support this doom-laden prediction. Indeed, the authors show that although water scarcity has occasionally played a role in disputes in the Middle East, it has much more often promoted co-existence between adversaries. The reasoning behind this hypothesis is that water is too critical to be put at risk by warfare.
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999 1,000–9,999 10,000–99,999 ... Few researchers from Africa, South-East Asia
, Central America, and the Middle East are contributing to the IPCC, although ...
Author: Jean-Frederic Morin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Global Environmental Politics provides a fully up to date and comprehensive introduction to the most important issues dominating this fast moving field. Going beyond the issue of climate change, the textbook also introduces students to the pressing issues of desertification, trade in hazardous waste, biodiversity protection, whaling, acid rain, ozone-depletion, water consumption, and over-fishing. . Importantly, the authors pay particular attention to the interactions between environmental politics and other governance issues, such as gender, trade, development, health, agriculture, and security.
But things began to change in the early 1970s because of decisions made by political leaders in the Middle East . When the Organization of Petroleum
Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) imposed a sixfold price rise for crude oil in 1973
and doubled ...
Author: Charles Davis
Publisher: Westview Press
The war between environmentalists and the wise use movement that represents traditional user groups is becoming an increasingly bitter struggle to influence public land use decisions. Charles Davis, a professor of political science at Colorado State University, has compiled a collection of articles (some written by Davis himself) exploring the issues on both sides. This accessibly-written volume will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental politics and policy as well as the general reader.
Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted in Egypt from the late 1990s to 2011, this book shows how experts and activists used distinctive approaches to influence state and firm decision-making in three important environmental policy domains ...
Author: Jeannie Sowers
Category: Political Science
Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted in Egypt from the late 1990s to 2011, this book shows how experts and activists used distinctive approaches to influence state and firm decision-making in three important environmental policy domains. These include; industrial pollution from large-scale industry, the conservation of threatened habitat, and water management of the irrigation system. These cases show how environmental networks sought to construct legal, discursive, and infrastructural forms of authority within the context of a fragmented state apparatus and a highly centralized political regime. ‘Managerial networks’, composed of environmental scientists, technocrats, and consultants, sought to create new legal regimes for environmental protection and to frame environmental concerns so that they would appeal to central decision-makers. Activist networks, in contrast, emerged where environmental pollution or exclusion from natural resources threatened local livelihoods and public health. These networks publicized their concerns and mobilized broader participation through the creative use of public space, media coverage, and strategic use of existing state-sanctioned organizations. With the increased popular mobilization of the 2000s, and the mass protests of the 2011 revolution, environmental politics has become highly topical. Expert and activist networks alike have sought to broaden their appeal and diversify their approaches. The result may well be a more contested, participatory, and dynamic phase in Egyptian environmentalism.
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and Richard Mathew . New York , NY : SUNY Publishers , 1998 . Naff , Thomas ,
and Ruth C . Matson , eds . Water in the Middle East : Conflict or Cooperation ?
The ecological consequences of this combustion are enumerated : •
Transportation and other fossil fuel combustion ... Again , Americans were
compelled to recognize how dependent we had become on Middle Eastern
petroleum and , thus ...
Author: Walter A. Rosenbaum
Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books
Category: Environmental policy
With a critical, even-handed approach, Rosenbaum explains how environmental policy is made and what political forces and actors shape it. This edition provides an account of major policy changes during the Bush and Clinton administrations, and emerging domestic issues, such as the environmental problems at military nuclear weapons facilities.
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notably in the Far and Middle East , trade heavily in the products derived from
endangered species . Second , countries are allowed to declare a reservation ...
Author: Robert Garner
Publisher: Prentice Hall
The environment has, in recent years, shot to the top of the political agenda as decision makers seek to respond to growing concern about increasingly severe ecological problems. This text provides an introduction to this often complex area by identifying and exploring the dimensions of environmental politics and analyzing their impact on political life in general. The book covers green ideology, the environmental movement and the institutions of environmental policy in Britain and internationally. It also looks at how environmentalism has affected political parties and the policy process.
Civilisation Agriculture spread from southern Asia and the Middle East
throughout the Eurasian and African continents , and through the Americas from
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Author: Stephen Croall
Category: Environmental policy
Environmental Politics affect the daily lives of everyone on Earth, from the air we breathe and the food we eat to the technology we use. It is quite simply central to our survival and to the preservation of a world worth living in.
Her research interests focus on political economy of development and environmental politics . She is joint editor of Developing Nations : Latin America ,
the Middle East and Sub - Saharan Africa , Volume V of Comparative Politics :
Author: Fikret Adaman
Category: Political Science
Bringing together a mixture of theoretical discussion, political analyses and illustrative case studies, this volume provides the first comprehensive scholarly analysis of the tension between environmental protection and economic development in Turkey. Through its dual focus on democratization and modernization, this book also makes an important contribution to the literature on politics in contemporary Turkey. It identifies and analyses the forces underwriting the growth of environmental social movements, investigates the impacts these movements have on development and modernization, and above all, evaluates the role played by environmental movements in the democratization process of Turkey.
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