The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy

The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy

by Robert Falkner
     
 

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The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of international policy on climate and the environment. It brings together a global team of experts from the fields of environmental politics, international relations, economics, and law, who explore current debates and the latest thinking in the search

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The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of international policy on climate and the environment. It brings together a global team of experts from the fields of environmental politics, international relations, economics, and law, who explore current debates and the latest thinking in the search for global environmental solutions. The volume reviews the key environmental challenges, concepts and approaches; the role of global actors, institutions and processes; and considers the links between global climate and environment policy, and that of the global economy.

Cutting across a wide range of related disciplines, the Handbook highlights the connections between social science research and global policy to provide an essential introduction for students, a review of the contemporary research agenda for researchers, and also an accessible resource for practitioners.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Falkner has successfully brought together top scholars from several disciplines in a single, important book that will interest policy makers and students for years to come.  Summing Up: Highly recommended.  All readership levels.”  (Choice, 1 January 2014)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470673249
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/20/2013
Series:
HGP - Handbooks of Global Policy Series, #1
Pages:
546
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are saying about this

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This Handbook brings together world-leading scholars to analyze the political and economic challenges of climate change and global environmental policy. Expertly edited, it surveys the latest academic theories as well as provides groundbreaking research on the organizations, actors, and processes shaping global environmental politics.
Peter Dauvergne, University of British Columbia

The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy brings together many of the world’s leading scholars in to provide 28 authoritative yet accessible reviews of the state of the art in the field. A superbly edited volume that will become a crucial resource for students, policy practitioners and scholars alike.
Frank Biermann, VU University Amsterdam and Lund University

There are three good reasons why this Handbook should be the first port of call for anyone interested in global climate and environment policy. First, it is a written by a stellar cast of researchers at the top of their game. Second, it is coherently structured to enable a quick and easy navigation of the contributions. Third, it is thoroughly comprehensive in going well beyond a purely state-centric focus to include a rich variety of new policy initiatives by non-state actors. It also explores the intricate connections between global climate and environment policy and international political economy. This Handbook will provide not only the student but also the experienced scholar and practitioner with a definitive and commanding view.
Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne

Meet the Author

Robert Falkner is Associate Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He holds degrees in politics and economics from Munich University and a doctorate in international relations from Oxford University. He taught at Oxford, Kent and Essex universities before joining LSE and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University. He is an associate of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE and of the Energy, Environment and Development Programme at Chatham House. Falkner has published widely on global environmental politics, including Business Power and Conflict in International Environmental Politics (2008).

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