Confronting Environmental Change in East and Southeast Asia: Eco-Politics, Foreign Policy and Sustainable Development

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A collection of concise, hard-hitting essays by a group of international experts and scholars that address the breadth of politics and policy on environmental change and sustainable development in East and Southeast Asia. The book pays particular attention to the ways in which foreign policy and international relations theories help explain eco-politics and sustainable development in the region.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853839719
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul G. Harris is Associate Professor of Politics at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction : confronting environmental change - lessons from East and Southeast Asia 1
2 Environmental politics and foreign policy in East Asia : a survey of China and Japan 17
3 The environment and Japanese foreign policy : anthropocentric ideologies and changing power relationships 41
4 Japan and global climate change : the intersection of domestic politics and diplomacy 57
5 Environmental degradation and security in Maoist China : lessons from the war preparation movement 72
6 The 'troubled modernizer' : three decades of Chinese environmental policy and diplomacy 87
7 'Panda diplomacy' : state environmentalism, international relations and Chinese foreign policy 102
8 Taiwan's international environmental policy : balancing trade and the environment 119
9 China and the climate change agreements : science, development and diplomacy 135
10 Thailand and the Convention on Biological Diversity : non-governmental organizations enter the debate 151
11 Mekong River politics and environmental security 167
12 Protecting the marine environment : international assistance and the Vietnam Sea 183
13 Sustainable development in Canada and Taiwan : comparative and international perspectives 201
14 Community-based conflict management and environmental change : a case study from Papua New Guinea 219
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