The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Regina S Axelrod, Norman J Vig, David Leonard Downie
     
 

ISBN-10: 156802827X

ISBN-13: 9781568028279

Pub. Date: 07/29/2004

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

Written by a team of international contributors, this textbook addresses the complexities of global environmental problems by integrating the historical development of environmental organizations and treaties with analyses of laws and policies governing environmental protection. Along with revisions and updates, this second edition includes new coverage on topics…  See more details below

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Written by a team of international contributors, this textbook addresses the complexities of global environmental problems by integrating the historical development of environmental organizations and treaties with analyses of laws and policies governing environmental protection. Along with revisions and updates, this second edition includes new coverage on topics such as regime theory, climate change, hazardous chemical controls, and sustainable development. Several chapters are devoted to case studies, including the EU as an environmental governance system, developing nations in global environmental politics, and nuclear power in the Czech Republic. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568028279
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
07/29/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
283
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Introduction : governing the international environment1
2Global institutions and the environment : an evolutionary perspective21
3Environmental protection in the twenty-first century : sustainable development and international law43
4Global environmental policy : governance through regimes64
5The role of environmental NGOs in international regimes83
6Global climate change policy : making progress or spinning wheels?103
7Global policy for hazardous chemicals125
8Economic integration and environmental protection146
9Compliance with global environmental policy163
10Understanding United States unilateralism : domestic sources of U.S. international environmental policy181
11The European Union as an environmental governance system200
12The view from the south : developing countries in global environmental politics225
13Debating the dam : is China's Three Gorges project sustainable?224
14Democracy and nuclear power in the Czech republic261

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