International Equity and Global Environmental Politics: Power and Principles in U.S. Foreign Policy

International Equity and Global Environmental Politics: Power and Principles in U.S. Foreign Policy

by Paul G. G. Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754617351

ISBN-13: 9780754617358

Pub. Date: 08/01/2001

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

International environmental equity is an issue that has rapidly gained global significance. Defining this concept as a fair and just distribution of the benefits, burdens, and decision-making authority associated with international environmental relations, this text shows how it has started to permeate global environmental politics and, importantly, U.S. foreign…  See more details below

Overview

International environmental equity is an issue that has rapidly gained global significance. Defining this concept as a fair and just distribution of the benefits, burdens, and decision-making authority associated with international environmental relations, this text shows how it has started to permeate global environmental politics and, importantly, U.S. foreign policy. Discussing the implications for the world of embracing - or failing to embrace -international equity, as a core objective of global environmental policy is an essential exercise, which this book undertakes with diligence and vigour. Written in an accessible style, this is essential reading for students of international relations and world politics, global environmental policy and environmental policy and American foreign policy.

Author Biography: Paul G. Harris, Dr, Department of Politics and Sociology, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754617358
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Series:
Global Environmental Governance Series
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Pt. IConsiderations of Equity in International Environmental Politics
1Introduction: Environment, Equity, and U.S. Foreign Policy3
2Defining International Environmental Equity25
3The Earth Summit and International Equity44
4A History of International Equity in Global Environmental Politics70
Pt. IIInternational Environmental Equity and U.S. Foreign Policy
5America's Response to Evolving Themes of International Environmental Equity91
6International Environmental Equity and U.S. National Interests121
7International Environmental Equity and American Politics140
8International Environmental Equity and Altruistic Principles190
Pt. IIIEquity, U.S. Foreign Policy, and the Future of Global Environmental Politics
9International Equity and Global Environmental Change: Implications for American Foreign Policy and Humankind221
10Conclusion: International Environmental Equity in U.S. Foreign Policy244
Index256
About the Author261

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