Environmental NGOs in World Politics: Linking the Local and the Global

Environmental NGOs in World Politics: Linking the Local and the Global

by Matthias Finger, Thomas Princen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415115094

ISBN-13: 9780415115094

Pub. Date: 10/20/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

At a time when states are reactive, at best, to the global ecological crisis and when economic globalization seems to be significantly contributing to the acceleration of that crisis, environmental non-governmental orgainisations (NGOs) are proliferating. This book explains the key role of NGOs in an emerging world environmental politics, showing how NGOs act both

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Overview

At a time when states are reactive, at best, to the global ecological crisis and when economic globalization seems to be significantly contributing to the acceleration of that crisis, environmental non-governmental orgainisations (NGOs) are proliferating. This book explains the key role of NGOs in an emerging world environmental politics, showing how NGOs act both as independent bargainers and as agents of social learning, to link biophysical conditions to the political realm at both the local and global levels.
Throught the use of case studies the authors reveal the richness and diversity of NGO activity and the dificulty of the choices facing decision-makers in their attempts to protect the environment, seek new forms of governance and foster social environmental learning. The book generates questions that are central, not only to an understanding of NGO relations, but to the study of international environmental politics.
Environmental NOGs in World Politics will be of great interest to upper level student sand scholars of both environmental politics and international relations. It will also appeal to environmental-policy professionals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415115094
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/20/1994
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
List of acronyms used
1Introduction1
2NGOs: creating a niche in environmental diplomacy29
3NGOs and transformation: beyond social movement theory48
4Advocacy and diplomacy: NGOs and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement69
5The ivory trade ban: NGOs and international conservation121
6The Antarctic Environmental Protocol: NGOs in the protection of Antarctica160
7Environmental NGOs in the UNCED process186
8Translational linkages217
Bibliography237
Index252

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