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…  See more details below

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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.

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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
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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