The Greening of U. S. Foreign Policy

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In 1996 the U.S. government announced an increased emphasis on environmental issues in its foreign affairs. Since then "green" foreign policy has become a threat to national sovereignty without improving environmental quality. This collection of essays takes a hard look at how environmental concerns have come to help determine U.S. foreign policy—and the dangers that this poses.
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Overview

In 1996 the U.S. government announced an increased emphasis on environmental issues in its foreign affairs. Since then "green" foreign policy has become a threat to national sovereignty without improving environmental quality. This collection of essays takes a hard look at how environmental concerns have come to help determine U.S. foreign policy—and the dangers that this poses.
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The Hoover Institute and the Political Economy Research Center called a group of scholars to Stanford University in October 1998 to analyze the extent and cost of the influence of environmental concerns on the US government's foreign policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817998622
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 11/3/2000
  • Series: Publication Series
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Anderson, the John and Jean DeNault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the executive director of PERC - the Property and Environment Research Center, a think tank focusing on market solutions to environmental problems located in Bozeman, Montana, and professor emeritus at Montana State University. Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D., is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. His research focuses on public policy toward science and technology, especially pharmaceutical development and the new biotechnology. His work often emphasizes the excessive costs of government regulation and models for regulatory reform.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: The Green Hand of Foreign Policy ix
Chapter 1 The Value of Sovereignty and the Costs of Global Environmentalism 1
Chapter 2 Environmentalism, the Transformation of International Law, and the Pursuit of Political Objectives 31
Chapter 3 Green Creep: The Increasing Influence of Environmentalism in U.S. Foreign Policy 41
Chapter 4 U.S. International Efforts, Sustainable Development, and the Precautionary Principle 115
Chapter 5 Sustainable Development: The Green Road to Serfdom? 143
Chapter 6 The War Against Warming: Climate Change, Kyoto, and American National Security 167
Chapter 7 Bootleggers, Baptists, and Global Warming 195
Chapter 8 Biotechnology Regulation and Foreign Policy: Eccentric Environmentalism Instead of Sound Science 221
Chapter 9 Bucking the Tide of Globalism: Developing Property Rights from the Ground Up 249
Chapter 10 International Environmental Agreements: Developing Another Path 267
Contributors 303
Conference Agenda 305
Index 307
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