Governance of Earth Systems: Science and Its Uses

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Science and politics are closely connected in today's global environmental issues. This book focuses on these links in relation to climate change, the threats to wildlife species, and natural hazards and disasters. Close study of these links of these reveals the need for more effective international cooperation and the limits of global governance.

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Overview

Science and politics are closely connected in today's global environmental issues. This book focuses on these links in relation to climate change, the threats to wildlife species, and natural hazards and disasters. Close study of these links of these reveals the need for more effective international cooperation and the limits of global governance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230237704
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/15/2010
  • Series: Global Issues Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT BOARDMAN was formerly McCulloch Professor of Political Science at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include The Political Economy of Nature (2001) and The International Politics of Bird Conservation (2006).

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Table of Contents

Preface viii

List of Abbreviations xi

1 Introduction: Ecological Imagination and Global Society 1

Part I Science and Policy

2 Environmental Crisis and the Contexts of Science 19

3 From Systems Complexity to Decisional Uncertainty 38

4 The Earth Theory Tradition 57

5 Geosphere-Atmosphere-Biosphere Integration 69

Part II Governance Challenges

6 Theorizing Governance and Community 95

7 Structures of Environmental Governance 118

8 Biological Diversity 131

9 Climate Change 154

10 Geological Hazards 176

11 Governance, Science, and Earth Systems 196

References 218

Index 237

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