Paths to a Green World: The Political Economy of the Global Environment / Edition 2

Paths to a Green World: The Political Economy of the Global Environment / Edition 2

by Jennifer Clapp, Peter Dauvergne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262515822

ISBN-13: 9780262515825

Pub. Date: 03/11/2011

Publisher: MIT Press

This comprehensive and accessible book fills the need for a political economy view of global environmental politics, focusing on the ways international economic processes affect environmental outcomes. It examines the main actors and forces shaping global environmental management, particularly in the developing world. Moving beyond the usual emphasis on

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This comprehensive and accessible book fills the need for a political economy view of global environmental politics, focusing on the ways international economic processes affect environmental outcomes. It examines the main actors and forces shaping global environmental management, particularly in the developing world. Moving beyond the usual emphasis on international agreements and institutions, it strives to capture not only academic theoretical debates but also views on politics, economics, and the environment within the halls of global conferences, on the streets during antiglobalization protests, and in the boardrooms of international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and industry associations.
The book maps out an original typology of four contrasting worldviews of environmental change -- those of market liberals, institutionalists,
bioenvironmentalists, and social greens -- and uses them as a framework to examine the links between the global political economy and ecological change. This typology provides a common language for students, instructors, and scholars to discuss the issues across the classical social science divisions.The second edition of this popular text has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent events,
including the food crisis of 2007-2008, the financial meltdown of 2008, and the
Copenhagen Climate Conference of 2009. Topics covered include the environmental implications of globalization; wealth, poverty, and consumption; global trade;
transnational corporations; and multilateral and private finance.

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ISBN-13:
9780262515825
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/11/2011
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Acronyms xix

1 Peril or Prosperity? Mapping Worldviews of Global Environmental Change 1

Four Environmental Worldviews 3

Market Liberals 4

Institutionalists 7

Bioenvironmentalists 9

Social Greens 12

Conclusion 14

2 The Ecological Consequences of Globalization 19

What Is Globalization? 19

Globalization and the Global Environment 26

Conclusion 42

3 The Globalization of Environmentalism 47

The Evolution of Global Discourse on Environment and Development 48

Global Environmental Governance 72

Conclusion 85

4 Economic Growth in a World of Wealth and Poverty 87

Wealth and Poverty for Market Liberals and Institutionalists 87

Critiques: Bioenvironmentalists and Social Greens 106

Conclusion 122

5 Global Trade and the Environment 127

Globalization and Trade 129

Trade's Impact on the Environment: Three Schools of Thought 131

The WTO and the Environment 143

Regional Trade Agreements-Opportunity for Greener Models? 156

Conclusion 159

6 Global Investment and the Environment 161

Globalization and Transnational Corporations 162

Differential Standards: Pollution Havens, Industrial Flight, Double Standards? 166

TNCs and Site Practices 174

Greening or Greenwash? 179

TNCs and Global Governance for Investment and the Environment 185

Conclusion 190

7 Global Financing and the Environment 193

Scope and Trends in International Finance 194

Multilateral Lending: The World Bank and the IMF 199

Multilateral Environmental Aid: The GEF and Climate Funds 209

Bilateral Finance: Export Credit Agencies 214

Private Finance and the Environment 217

Conclusion 223

8 Paths to a Green World? Four Visions for a Healthy Global Environment 227

Market Liberal Vision 228

Institutionalist Vision 233

Bioenvironmentalist Vision 237

Social Green Vision 241

Clashing Visions? 245

Notes 251

References 283

Index 333

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