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American Foreign Environmental Policy and the Power of the State
     

American Foreign Environmental Policy and the Power of the State

by Stephen Hopgood
 

In an increasingly interdependent world, one marked by growing numbers of non-governmental organizations and international institutions, American Foreign Environmental Policy presents a powerful argument for the continued relevance of the state to our understanding of international relations. Drawing on detailed primary research, the author studies the key role

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In an increasingly interdependent world, one marked by growing numbers of non-governmental organizations and international institutions, American Foreign Environmental Policy presents a powerful argument for the continued relevance of the state to our understanding of international relations. Drawing on detailed primary research, the author studies the key role central state officials have played in formulating American foreign environmental policy, and concludes that claims for the diminishing domestic-international divide and the erosion of state sovereignty are overstated. This study makes a substantial contribution to International Relations theory, while also offering a wealth of original and empirical data that will interest all who work in the area of environmental studies.

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"The ideas underlying this argument are intriguing and make the book conceptually interesting....makes an interesting argument about the role of the state in international environmental politics."—Political Science Quarterly

"...will certainly prove useful to anyone who cares about understanding the US policy process in general or environmental policy specifically."—Choice

"He provides a lucid account of the personalities, strategies, and negotiations of state officials over a three decade period, using the Stockholm and Rio conferences as his principal reference points. For those interested in U.S. involvement in those conferences, this study is rich with detail. It should be added to any library on international environmental policy....the book is worthwhile for activist, policymaker, and scholar alike."—Environment

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198292593
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1640L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Stephen Hopgood, Lecturer in International Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

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