The Global Politics of the Environment

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Author: Lorraine Elliott

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814722180

Category: Law

Page: 296

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Human activity is changing the global environment on a scale unlike that of any other era. Environmental deterioration is now a global issue—ecologically, politically, and economically—that requires global solutions. Yet there is considerable disagreement over what kinds of strategies we should adopt in order to halt and reverse damage to the global ecosystem. What kinds of international institutions are best suited to dealing with global environmental problems? Why are women and indigenous peoples still marginalized in global environmental politics? What are the consequences of the global ecological crisis for economic and security policies? The Global Politics of the Environment makes sense of the often seemingly irreconcilable answers to these questions. It focuses throughout on the tensions between mainstream strategies, which seek to build support for reforms through existing institutions, and radical critiques, which argue that environmental degradation is a symptom of a dysfunctional world order that must itself be transformed if we are to meet the challenge of saving the planet.
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The International Politics of the Environment

Actors, Interests, and Institutions

Author: Andrew Hurrell,Benedict Kingsbury

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198277781

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 492

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Provides an interdisciplinary analysis of the political, economic, and moral issues at stake in international environmental co-operation. Coverage includes the processes of negotiation, the roles of the UN, the World Bank and the EC, and factors influencin
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Genetically Modified Diplomacy

The Global Politics of Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment

Author: Peter Andre

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 077484096X

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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When genetically engineered seeds were first deployed in the Americas in the mid-1990s, the biotechnology industry and its partners envisaged a world in which their crops would be widely accepted as the food of the future. Critics, however, raised a variety of social, environmental, economic, and health concerns. This book traces the emergence of the 2000 Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety � and the discourse of precaution toward GEOs that the protocol institutionalized internationally. Peter Andr�e explains this reversal in the "common-sense" understanding of genetic engineering, and discusses the new debates it has engendered.
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A Research Agenda for Global Environmental Politics

Author: Peter Dauvergne,Justin Alger

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788110951

Category: Education

Page: 224

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In a world confronted with escalating environmental crises, are academics asking the right questions and advocating the best solutions? This Research Agenda paves the way for new and established scholars in the field, identifying the significant gaps in research and emerging issues for future generations in global environmental politics.
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Handbook of Global Environmental Politics

Author: Peter Dauvergne

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1845425553

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

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The book s greatest strength is the range and theoretical ambition of its contributions to regime theory, governance, and international cooperation. . . Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and faculty. D.L. Feldman, Choice The first Handbook of original articles by leading scholars of global environmental politics, this landmark volume maps the latest theoretical and empirical research in this young and growing field. Captured here are the dynamic and energetic debates over concerns for the health of the planet and how they might best be addressed. The introductory chapters explore the intellectual trends and evolving parameters in the field of global environmental politics. They make a case for an expansive definition of the field, one that embraces an interdisciplinary literature on the connections between global politics and environmental change. The remaining chapters are divided into three broad themes states, governance and security; capitalism, trade and corporations; and knowledge, civil societies and ethics with each section providing a cohesive discussion of current issues. In-depth explorations are given to topics such as: global commons, renewable energy, the effectiveness of environmental cooperation, regulations and corporate standards, trade liberalization and global environmental governance, and science and environmental citizenship. A comprehensive survey of the latest research, the Handbook is a necessary reference for scholars, students and policymakers in the field of global environmental politics.
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The Politics of the Environment

Ideas, Activism, Policy

Author: Neil Carter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108472303

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 455

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Revised to include new discussions on climate justice, green political parties, climate legislation and recent environmental struggles.
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The Global Environment and World Politics

Author: Elizabeth R. DeSombre

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Politically, the world is composed of states. Environmentally, the world is made up of ecosystems. This disconnection between ecological and political systems makes addressing environmental issues at the global level both more difficult and more necessary. This volume examines how we should set about addressing the problems that face the environment internationally. Elizabeth DeSombre explores four important approaches to the field: international environmental cooperation; the relationship between the environment and security; the issues of science, uncertainty and risk; and the role of non-state actors. She examines these approaches through case studies of specific problems facing the global environment, looking at ozone depletion and global climate change, the politics of whaling, the protection of Amazonian biodiversity, and acid rain in Europe and North America.
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Environmental Politics in the Middle East

Author: Harry Verhoeven

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190916680

Category: History

Page: 336

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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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Global Environment and World Politics

Author: Elizabeth R. DeSombre

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826479150

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Politically, the world is composed of states. Environmentally, the world is made up of ecosystems. This disconnection between ecological and political systems makes addressing environmental issues at the global level both more difficult and more necessary. This volume examines how we should set about addressing the problems that face the environment internationally. The field of international environmental politics draws on a variety of academic traditions. It uses international relations theory to look at the concerns and actions of states; but it also uses variety of new perspectives to explain issues that are unique to the study of the environment. Elizabeth DeSombre explores four important approaches to the field: international environmental cooperation; the relationship between the environment and security; the issues of science, uncertainty and risk; and the role of non-state actors. She explores these approaches with the help of case studies on specific problems facing the global environment, focasing in particular on ozone depletion and global climate change; the politics of whaling; the protection of Amazonian biodiversity; and acid rain in Europe and North America.
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The Global Politics of Power, Justice and Death

An Introduction to International Relations

Author: Peter Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134837739

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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This exciting new text adopts a challenging question-led approach to the major issues facing global society today, in order to investigate the nature and complexity of global change. Among other things it looks at the future of the state, the environment, the international political economy, war and global rivalries, and the role of international law and the UN in the post-Cold War world. The book devises a readily comprehensible "change map", which both incorporates a wide range of the fundamental concepts of international relations theory and suggests a number of new concepts capable of assisting the investigation of global change. This new framework is deployed to look closely at real world issues in order to isolate the crucial factors which determine whether or not mass hunger, for example, or enviromental abuse, can be eliminated.
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