Climate Change and American Foreign Policy / Edition 1

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Climate Change and American Foreign Policy examines the actors, institutions, and ideas shaping US policy on climate change (global warming). The book begins by introducing the issue of climate change in the context of US foreign policy, before critically evaluating US policies and actions. It then analyzes the domestic and international politics of US climate change policy, covering such issues as science, the presidency and Congress, nongovermental organizations, diplomacy, and the international negotiations leading to the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. The book concludes by looking at the role of international norms in shaping US climate change policy.

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“ important story to tell...” —International Affairs

“...readers will appreciate the different lenses through which U.S. foreign environmental policy is examined.” —Environment

International Affairs
An important story to tell...
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Readers will appreciate the different lenses through which U.S. foreign environmental policy is examined.
Readers will appreciate the different lenses through which U.S. foreign environmental policy is examined.
Political scientists and scholars of law and environmental science contribute to one of two volumes emerging from a research project instigated in 1998 at London Guildhall University to analyze and critique US environmental policy and the constraints on it. Many of them are not from the US, and their conclusions may be controversial to some readers. The sister volume, , is published by Georgetown University Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312233419
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul G. Harris is Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, where he is Head of the Department of Social Sciences, Director of the Social and Policy Research Unit, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Governance and Citizenship, and Chair Professor in the Department of Science and Environmental Studies.

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Table of Contents

Climate Change and Foreign Policy: An Introduction--Paul G. Harris
Critiquing US Climate Change Policy
• Climate Change: Is the United States Sharing the Burden?--Paul G. Harris
• Upholding the “Island of High Modernity”: The Changing Climate of American Foreign Policy--Peter Doran
Politics of US Climate Change Policy
• Governing Climate Change Policy: From Scientific Obscurity to Foreign Policy Prominence--Jacob Park
• From the Inside Out: Domestic Influences on Global Environmental Policy--Neil Harrison
• Congress and the Politics of Climate Change--Gary Bryner
• Regulation Theory and Climate Change Policy--Andreas Missbach
• International Policy Instrument Prominence in the Climate Change Debate--Karen Fisher-Vanden
• Regime Effictiveness, Joint Implementation and Climate Change Policy--Jorge Antunes
International Norms and US Climate Change Policy
• The United States and the Evolution of International Climate Change Norms--Michele M. Betsill
• International Norms of Responsibility and US Climate Change Policy--Paul G. Harris

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