Globalization and the Environment

Globalization and the Environment

by Peter Christoff
     
 

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ISBN-10: 074255659X

ISBN-13: 2900742556590

Pub. Date: 08/16/2013

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This book by two leading scholars offers the first systematic analysis of the relationship between globalization and the environment from the early Modern period to the present. Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley develop a broad conceptual framework for understanding the globalization of environmental problems and the highly uneven, often faltering, international

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This book by two leading scholars offers the first systematic analysis of the relationship between globalization and the environment from the early Modern period to the present. Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley develop a broad conceptual framework for understanding the globalization of environmental problems and the highly uneven, often faltering, international political response. The authors develop linkages between economic globalization and environmental degradation and explore a range of key global environmental problems—focusing on the two most challenging of all: climate change and biodiversity loss. Finally, they critically explore the challenges of environmental governance in a world defined by global capitalism and sovereign states. Providing a normative framework for evaluating global environmental governance, they suggest alternative institutional and policy responses. Through a rich set of case studies, this powerful book will help readers grasp the systemic causes of global environmental degradation as well as the myriad opportunities for reform of global environmental governance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900742556590
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/16/2013
Series:
Globalization Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A World Fit for Us All
Chapter 2: A Short History of Globalization and the Environment
Chapter 3: An Overheated Planet
Chapter 4: Remaking Nature: Biodiversity in Peril
Chapter 5: Governing the Planet

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