National Governance and the Global Climate Change Regime

National Governance and the Global Climate Change Regime

by Dana R. Fisher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742530523

ISBN-13: 9780742530522

Pub. Date: 06/04/2004

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Many social theories describe the relationship between society and the natural environment in the capitalist world, but Fisher (sociology, Columbia U.) says they fail to explain why some nations and not others support the international agreement to regulate greenhouse gases and slow global climate change. In contrast to those theories, he proposes the notion of the

Overview

Many social theories describe the relationship between society and the natural environment in the capitalist world, but Fisher (sociology, Columbia U.) says they fail to explain why some nations and not others support the international agreement to regulate greenhouse gases and slow global climate change. In contrast to those theories, he proposes the notion of the global environmental system to explain the interrelations of social actors involved in the tensions between domestic decisions and international policy making. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742530522
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/04/2004
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesix
Abbreviationsxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
1Explaining the Regulation of the Global Environment: Theoretical Perspectives and Alternative Theories1
2The History of the Science and Policy of the Global Climate Change Regime21
3Empirically Analyzing the Material Characteristics of the Environmental State and Moving toward Understanding the Political Characteristics41
4State-Led Collaboration in Japan63
5Market Innovation with Consumer Demand in the Netherlands83
6Debate and Discord in the United States105
7Conclusion143

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