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Global Environmental Politics / Edition 4
     

Global Environmental Politics / Edition 4

by Pamela S. Chasek, David L. Downie, Janet Welsh Brown
 

ISBN-10: 0813343321

ISBN-13: 9780813343327

Pub. Date: 01/04/2006

Publisher: Avalon Publishing


When Global Environmental Politics was first published, the environment was just emerging as a pivotal issue in traditional international relations. Today, the environment is considered to be a central topic to discussions of international politics, political economy, international organization, and the relationship between foreign and domestic policy. With

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When Global Environmental Politics was first published, the environment was just emerging as a pivotal issue in traditional international relations. Today, the environment is considered to be a central topic to discussions of international politics, political economy, international organization, and the relationship between foreign and domestic policy. With new and updated case studies throughout, a revised chapter on improving compliance with international environmental regimes, and a new section on environment within the larger context of sustainable development, this classic text is more complete and up-to-date than any survey of international environmental politics on the market. In addition to providing a concise yet comprehensive overview of global environmental issues, the authors have worked to contextualize key topics such as the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, the Kyoto Protocol, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, international forest policy, and the trade, development and environment nexus. Environmental concerns from global warming to biodiversity loss to whaling are seen as challenges to transnational relations, with governments, NGOs, IGOs, and MNCs all involved in the multilateral interaction that is necessary to address the ever-complicated subject of global environmental politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813343327
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing
Publication date:
01/04/2006
Series:
Dilemmas in World Politics Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

Acknowledgments xvii

List of Acronyms xix

Chronology xxiii

1 The Emergence of Global Environmental Politics 1

Global Macrotrends 2

An Introduction to Global Environmental Politics 14

International Regimes in Environmental Politics 19

Global Environmentsal Regimes 24

Paradigm Shifts and Environmental Politics 30

Conclusion 48

Discussion Questions 50

2 Actors in the Environmental Arena 53

Nation-State Actors: Roles and Interests 53

Intergovernmental Organizations 63

Multilateral Financial Institutions 80

Regional and Other Multilateral Organizations 88

Nongovernmental Organizations 91

Corporations 102

Treaty Secretariats 109

Conclusion 113

Discussion Questions 114

3 The Development of Environmental Regimes: Air Pollution, Hazardous Wastes, and Toxic Chemicals 117

Transboundary Air Pollution 121

Hazardous Waste 129

Toxic Chemicals 140

Conclusion 160

Discussion Questions 161

4 The Development of Environmental Regimes: Stratospheric Ozone and Climate Change 163

Ozone Depletion 164

Climate Change 179

Conclusion 200

Discussion Questions 202

5 The Development of Environmental Regimes: Natural Resources, Species, and Habitats 203

Whaling 205

International Trade in Endangered Species 215

Biodiversity Loss 226

Fisheries Depletion 235

Desertification 245

Forests 253

Conclusion 264

Discussion Questions 269

6 Effective Environmental Regimes: Obstacles and Opportunities 271

Obstacles to Creating Strong Environmental Regimes 272

Obstacles to Effective National Implementation and Compliance with Global Environmental Regimes 290

Opportunities to Improve Compliance298

Increasing Financial Resources for Implementing Global Environmental Regimes 308

Conclusion 316

Discussion Questions 318

7 Environmental Politics, Economics, and Development 319

North-South Inequalities and the Environment 320

Environment and Development 330

Trade and the Environment 342

Conclusion 363

Discussion Questions 364

8 The Future of Global Environmental Polities 365

Globalization and the Global Environment 366

Global Environmental Governance 370

Conclusion: The Prospects for Global Environmental Politics 374

Discussion Questions 380

Notes 381

Suggested Readings 439

Internet Resources 449

Glossary 451

Index 457

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