Green Planet Blues: Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics / Edition 4 by Ken Conca | 9780813344119 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813344115

ISBN-13: 9780813344119

Pub. Date: 01/12/2010

Publisher: Westview Press


Revised and updated throughout, this unique anthology examines global environmental politics from a range of perspectives: contemporary and classic, activist and scholarly, and reflecting voices of the powerless and powerful. Paradigms of sustainability, environmental security, and ecological justice illustrate the many ways environmental problems and their

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Revised and updated throughout, this unique anthology examines global environmental politics from a range of perspectives: contemporary and classic, activist and scholarly, and reflecting voices of the powerless and powerful. Paradigms of sustainability, environmental security, and ecological justice illustrate the many ways environmental problems and their solutions are framed in contemporary international debates about climate, water, forests, toxics, energy, food, biodiversity, and other environmental challenges of the twenty-first century. Organized thematically, the selections offer a truly global scope. Fourteen new readings discuss globalization and environmental change; transnational activist networks; the UN Environment Programme; environment-conflict linkages, including the case of Darfur; environmental peacebuilding; the debate on greening foreign aid; and the linkages between climate change and human rights. This book stresses the underlying questions of power, interests, authority, and legitimacy that shape environmental debates, and it provides readers with a global range of perspectives on the critical challenges facing the planet and its people.

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)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics Ken Conca Geoffrey D. Dabelko 1

Part 1 The Debate at Stockholm 15

1 The Limits to Growth Donella H. Meadoaws Dennis L. Meadows Jørgen Randers William W. Behrens III 25

2 Environment and development: The case of the developing Countries João Augusto de Araujo Castro 30

3 The tragedy of the Commons Garrett Hardin 38

4 No Tragedy on the Commons Susan J. Buck 46

Part 2 Ecology and the Structure of the International System 55

5 Rethinking the Ecology-Soverignty debate Ken Conca 65

6 Environment and Globalization: Five Propositions Adil Najam David Runnals Mark Halle 76

7 Fight for the Forest Chico Mendes Tony Gross 94

8 Kenya's Green Militant: An Interview with Wangarei Muta Maathai Ethirajan Anbrasan 99

9 Globalization, Global Alliances, and the Narmada Movement Smitu Kothari 106

Part 3 Institutions of Global Environmental Governance 117

10 Governance with Multilateral Environmental Agreements: A Healthy or III-Equipped Fragmentation? Norichika Kanie 126

11 Moving Forward by Looking Back: Learning from UNEP's History Maria Ivanova 143

12 A Participatory Approach to Strategic Planning Richard E. Bissell 161

13 The Evolution of the Trade and Environment Debate at the WTO Hugo Cameron 168

14 Has Foreign Aid Been Greened? Timmons Roberts Bradley C. Parks Michael J. Tierney Robert L. Hicks 177

15 Report and Findings on the Qinghai Project: Executive Summary, World Bank Inspection Panel 193

Part 4 The Sustain Ability Debate 199

16 Towards Sustainable Development, World Commission on Environment and Development 207

17 Whose Common Future? LarryLohmann 218

18 Sustainable Development: A Critical Review Sharachchandra M. Lélé 224

19 Expanding the Capital Stock Ismail Serageldin Andrew Steer 237

20 Shifting the Pain: World's Resources Feed California's Growing Appetite Tom Knudson 243

Part 5 From Ecological Conflict to Environmental Security? 247

21 Demography, Environment, and Civil Strife Colin H. Kahl 256

22 Sudan: Conflict and the Environment, United Nations Environment Programme 267

23 The Case Against Linking Environmental Degradation and National Security Daniel Deudney 279

24 The Violence of Development Balakrishnan Rajagopal 290

25 An Uncommon Peace: Environment, Development, and the Global Security Agenda Geoffrey D. Dabelko 292

Part 6 Ecological Justice 307

26 Two Agendas on Amazon Development, Coordinating Body for the Indigenous Peoples' Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) 316

27 A Voice for the Forest and Its People Silas Kpanan' Ayoung Siakor 323

28 Coercing Conservation Nancy Lee Peluso 326

29 The Relationship Between Climate Change and Human Rights, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 338

Index 353

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