The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

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The new edition of this award-winning volume reflects the latest events in the, climate crisis while providing balanced coverage of the key institutions, issues, laws, and policies in global environmental politics. Chapter authors provide crucial historical context even as they synthesize the latest scholarship for a student audience. All of the essays are written specifically for this volume. In addition three entirely new chapters, .each chapter is updated with new case material, maps, figures, examples, and interpretations. An updated list of acronyms and chronology of global environmental policy aid students in critical reading, review, and study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872899667
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc
  • Publication date: 2/17/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Selected Acronyms in Global Environmental Policy xii

Global Environmental Policy: A Brief Chronology xv

Contributors xviii

1 Introduction: Governing the International Environment Regina S. Axelrod Stacy D. VanDeveer Norman J. Vig 1

Part I International Environmental Institutions and Regimes

2 Global Institutions and the Environment: An Evolutionary Perspective Marvin S. Soroos 24

3 Environmental Protection in the Twenty-first Century: The Role of International Law Jacqueline Peel 48

4 Global Environmental Policy: Governance through Regimes David Leonard Downie 70

5 The Role of Environmental NGOs in International Regimes John McCormick 92

Part II Global Environmental Policy: Cases and Questions

6 International Climate Change Policy: Toward the Multilevel Governance of Global Warming Michele M. Betsill 111

7 Global Politics and Policy of Hazardous Chemicals Henrik Selin 132

8 Economic Integration and Environmental Protection Daniel C. Esty 155

9 Compliance with Global Environmental Policy Michael G. Faure J├╝rgen Lefevere 172

Part III Implementing Global Policy: Cases and Controversies in Sustainable Development

10 The United States and Global Environmental Politics: Domestic Sources of U.S. Unilateralism Elizabeth R. DeSombre 192

11 Environmental Policy Making in the European Union Regina S. Axelrod Miranda A. Schreurs Norman J. Vig 213

12 The View from the South: Developing Countries in Global Environmental Politics Adil Najam 239

13 Energy and Environment in China: Achievements and Enduring Challenges Joanna I. Lewis Kelly Sims Gallagher 259

14 Democracy and Nuclear Power: The Czech Case and the Global Nuclear Renaissance Regina S. Axelrod 285

15 Consumption, Commodity Chains, and the Global Environment Stacy D. VanDeveer 311

Index 333

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