Comparative Environmental Politics / Edition 1

Comparative Environmental Politics / Edition 1

by Jerry McBeath, Jonathan Rosenberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 9048171873

ISBN-13: 9789048171873

Pub. Date: 09/08/2011

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

In an era of globalization, the authors argue that nation-states still make the critical decisions affecting the global environment. Nations decide whether to participate in international environmental agreements, and governments make the policies that implement those agreements. Therefore, understanding the global environmental future requires an understanding of

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In an era of globalization, the authors argue that nation-states still make the critical decisions affecting the global environment. Nations decide whether to participate in international environmental agreements, and governments make the policies that implement those agreements. Therefore, understanding the global environmental future requires an understanding of the domestic circumstances and national performance of states.

This volume looks at the ways countries vary politically and assesses the impact on responses to global environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation, and trans-boundary air pollution.

The book explores five major topics: state-society relations; environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs); Green parties and environmental movements; institutions of government and policy-making; variations in the capacities of states to protect the environment; and national responses to global problems. It compares and contrasts rich and poor nations, large and small countries, liberal democracies and authoritarian states.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048171873
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
09/08/2011
Series:
Advances in Global Change Research Series, #25
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2State-society relations21
Ch. 3Political processes and organizations57
Ch. 4Political institutions and the environment89
Ch. 5National capacity to protect the environment115
Ch. 6National responses to global environmental problems139
Ch. 7Summary and conclusions173

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