Politics of the Environment: A Survey

Politics of the Environment: A Survey

by Chukwumerije Okereke (Editor)


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This major new series from Routledge offers up-to-date and unbiased surveys covering the politics of a wide variety of contemporary issues of interest to students, academics, business people and general researchers. Expert editors and contributors provide a wealth of information, which is supplemented by maps and statistics where applicable.

The Politics of the Environment: A Survey offers information and analysis of this major topic, currently at the forefront of world affairs. Four sections present a thorough overview of current issues in the politics of conflict in historical perspective: Essay chapters written by a variety of academic and other experts on topics including Globalization: the Environment and Development Debate; the State, International Relations and the Environment; Environmental Movements; Mass Media and Environmental Politics; and the Ethical Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, providing background analysis and information on some of the key aspects of environmental politics in the world, A - Z Glossary of the environment, which includes detailed entries explaining terms and topics such as Acid Rain, Biodiversity, Ozone-layer Depletion, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. Entries are cross-referenced for ease of use, Maps showing conservation areas, wetlands, tropical forests, greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, etc, Statistics, offering data on issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, population growth, threatened species and ratification of environmental treaties. The Editor is Chukwumerije Okereke, Senior Research Associate at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857437560
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/16/2015
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr Chukwumerije Okereke, Associate Professor, was appointed Reader in Environment and Development at The University of Reading in June 2011. He was previously a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Climate and Development Centre at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. He continues to be a visiting fellow of the Smith School and Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute (ECI). He is also a fellow and college adviser at the Green-Templeton College Oxford. Before joining Oxford, Chuks was a Senior Research Associate on the Post-2012 International Climate Policy programme at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, University of East Anglia.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Global Environmental Politics, the official journal of the Environmental Studies Section, International Studies Association (ISA). He is also a member of the Executive Committee, Environmental Studies Sections, ISA, a member of UNEP Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) project and a member of the stakeholder advisory forum, Centre for Carbon Measurement and Governance at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). Preiouvs publcations include Global Justice and Neoliberal Environmental Governance: Ethics, Sustainable Development and International Co-operation (2008).

Table of Contents

Introduction     vii
Acknowledgements     xi
The Contributors     xii
Abbreviations     xv
Globalization: The Environment and Development Debate   J. Timmons Roberts     3
The State, International Relations and the Environment   Hugh Dyer     19
International Political Economy and the Environment   Matthew Paterson     35
International Organizations and the Global Environment   Hannes R. Stephan   Fariborz Zelli     52
Environmental Movements   Brian Doherty     71
Environmental Politics in Multi-level Governance Systems   David Benson   Andrew Jordan     87
Mass Media and Environmental Politics   Maxwell T. Boykoff     101
The Politics of Climate Change   Tim Rayner   Chukwumerije Okereke     116
The Ethical Dimensions of Global Environmental Change   Chukwumerije Okereke     136
A-Z Glossary   Chukwumerije Okereke     159
Protected areas as a percentage of total land area     225
World Heritage Sites: Major wetlands and marine sites     226
Areas of tropical and other rainforest areas     227
Hottest andcoldest climate regions     228
Total annual carbon dioxide (CO[subscript 2]) emissions     229
Annual energy consumption per caput     230
Deserts and desertification     231
Antarctica     232
Total population (by Human Development Index rank)     235
Annual population growth rate (by Human Development Index rank)     240
Total energy consumption per caput     245
Greenhouse gas emissions-CO[subscript 2] emissions     249
Freshwater resources-water withdrawals     255
Water withdrawals as a percentage of internal water resources     256
Actual renewable water resources per caput     261
Threatened species in each country     267
Numbers of threatened species by major groups of organisms     277
Total forest area     279
Ratification of Environmental Treaties (by Human Development Index rank)     285

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