Rio: Unravelling the Consequences

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The interdisciplinary collection of essays investigates whether UNCED and its output were appropriate for averting global environmental and developmental catastrophe. The intellectual debate inside and outside UNCED has been dominated by powerful entrenched interests which marginalise rival interpretations of the crisis and block possible alternative ways forward. The crisis is therefore being tackled by a continuation of the very policies that largely caused it in the first ...

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Overview

The interdisciplinary collection of essays investigates whether UNCED and its output were appropriate for averting global environmental and developmental catastrophe. The intellectual debate inside and outside UNCED has been dominated by powerful entrenched interests which marginalise rival interpretations of the crisis and block possible alternative ways forward. The crisis is therefore being tackled by a continuation of the very policies that largely caused it in the first place.

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Contributors from a wide variety of countries and disciplines concur that the much-touted Rio Conference in June 1992 has not led to improved prospects for the environment. The same entrenched interests that caused the problems, they say, are trying to solve them with the same entrenched thought patterns. They do see some hope in the identity crisis of the state, which might open a window for new models of relationships with nature and each other. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780714641102
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Beyond UNCED: An Introduction 1
The Environment on the Periphery of International Relations: An Explanation 28
Global Environmental Degradation, Modernity and Environmental Knowledge 46
Structural Adjustment Programmes and the UNCED Agenda: Explaining the Contradictions 65
International Trade and the Environment: Issues, Perspectives and Challenges 80
The Market for Sulphur Dioxide Permits in the USA and UK 98
The United Nations' Role in Sustainable Development 123
Letting the Genie Out: Local Government and UNCED 137
International Environmental Regimes: Verification and Implementation Review 156
The Politics of Climate Change after UNCED 174
Population Dynamics and Environmental Degradation in Nepal: An Interpretation 191
Freshwater and the Post-UNCED Agenda 210
Environment, Development and Security 225
Index 238
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    Posted February 16, 2014

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    She continues faster and begins to deep-throat him [ post ]

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