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A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy: National Government Interventions in a Global Arena
     

A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy: National Government Interventions in a Global Arena

by Frank Wijen (Editor), Kees Zoeteman (Editor), Jan Pieters (Editor), Paul van Seters (Editor)
 
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

Overview

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 Handbook’s 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Acclaim for the first edition:
International Sociology – Review of Books
‘This 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.’
Lawrence Susskind
‘The 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.’
Tom Tietenberg
‘In 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.’

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849803120
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Series:
Elgar Original Reference Series
Pages:
800

Meet the Author

Edited by Frank Wijen, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam and Research Fellow, Globus, Tilburg University, Kees Zoeteman, Professor of Sustainable Development in International Perspective, Telos, Tilburg Sustainability Centre, Tilburg University, Jan Pieters, Former Senior Economics Advisor, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning, and the Environment, The Hague and Paul van Seters, Professor of Globalisation and Sustainable Development and Director of Globus, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

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