Green Planet Blues: Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics / Edition 4

Green Planet Blues: Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics / Edition 4

by Ken Conca
     
 

This collection of classic and new essays on global environmental politics explores current environmental controversies from a variety of perspectives and value orientations.

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This collection of classic and new essays on global environmental politics explores current environmental controversies from a variety of perspectives and value orientations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813344119
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/12/2010
Edition description:
Fourth Edition, Fourth Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Ken Conca is associate professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland and director of the Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda.

Geoffrey D. Dabelko is director of the Environmental Change and Security Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Table of Contents

Preface
Twenty-five Years of Global Environmental Politics1
Pt. 1The Debate at Stockholm17
1The Limits to Growth27
2Environment and Development: The Case of the Developing Countries32
3The Tragedy of the Commons40
4No Tragedy on the Commons48
5The Tragedy of the Commons: Twenty-two Years Later55
6The Scarcity Society65
Pt. 2Ecology and the Structure of the International System73
7Rethinking the Ecology-Sovereignty Debate85
8The Shadow Ecologies of Western Economies94
9Global Technopolitics97
10Fight for the Forest102
11Think Locally, Act Globally? The Transnationalization of Canadian Resource-Use Conflicts107
12Politics Beyond the State: Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics118
Pt. 3The Prospects for International Environmental Cooperation131
13Ozone Diplomacy141
14Do International Environmental Agreements Really Work?149
15Skinning Scientific Cats153
16Global Warming in an Unequal World: A Case of Environmental Colonialism157
17The Earth Summit: Reflections on an Ambiguous Event161
Pt. 4Institutions as Though the Earth Mattered169
18The Case for Free Trade179
19The Perils of Free Trade187
20Trade and Sustainable Development195
21The Emperor's New Clothes: The World Bank and Environmental Reform201
22Greening Development: Environmental Implications of Economic Policies212
Pt. 5The Sustainable Development Debate221
23Towards Sustainable Development229
24Whose Common Future?240
25Sustainable Development: A Critical Review245
26Voices from the Developing World: Progress Toward Sustainable Development257
27The Business of Sustainable Development268
28How Much Is Enough?273
Pt. 6From Ecological Conflict to Environmental Security?279
29Environmental Scarcities and Violent Conflict: Evidence from Cases287
30New Dimensions of Human Security298
31The Case Against Linking Environmental Degradation and National Security304
32For Whose Benefit? Redefining Security314
Pt. 7Ecological Justice317
33Statement to the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development325
34Women, Poverty, and Population: Issues for the Concerned Environmentalist328
35Two Agendas on Amazon Development337
36Coercing Conservation343
Notes353

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