The Global Politics of the Environment: Second Edition / Edition 2

The Global Politics of the Environment: Second Edition / Edition 2

by Lorraine Elliott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814722180

ISBN-13: 9780814722183

Pub. Date: 08/01/2004

Publisher: New York University Press

Human activity is changing the global environment on a scale unlike that of any other era. Environmental deterioration is now a global issue—ecologically, politically, and economically—that requires global solutions. Yet there is considerable disagreement over what kinds of strategies we should adopt in order to halt and reverse damage to the global

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Overview

Human activity is changing the global environment on a scale unlike that of any other era. Environmental deterioration is now a global issue—ecologically, politically, and economically—that requires global solutions. Yet there is considerable disagreement over what kinds of strategies we should adopt in order to halt and reverse damage to the global ecosystem.

What kinds of international institutions are best suited to dealing with global environmental problems? Why are women and indigenous peoples still marginalized in global environmental politics? What are the consequences of the global ecological crisis for economic and security policies? The Global Politics of the Environment makes sense of the often seemingly irreconcilable answers to these questions. It focuses throughout on the tensions between mainstream strategies, which seek to build support for reforms through existing institutions, and radical critiques, which argue that environmental degradation is a symptom of a dysfunctional world order that must itself be transformed if we are to meet the challenge of saving the planet.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814722183
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Edition description:
Substantially Revised and Updated
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
1From Stockholm to Rio
2The Transboundary Agenda: Conservation and Pollution
3The Emergence of a Global Agenda
4The State and Global Institutions
5Non-State Actors: Science, Commerce and Global Civil Society
6Voices from the Margin: Women and Indigenous Peoples
7The International Political Economy of the Environment
8Strategies for Sustainable Development
9Environmental Security
10The Global Politics of the Environment
Further Reading
Bibliography
Index

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