The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance: Towards a New Political Economy of Sustainability / Edition 1

The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance: Towards a New Political Economy of Sustainability / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0415449197
ISBN-13:
9780415449199
Pub. Date:
04/21/2008
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Overview

The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance: Towards a New Political Economy of Sustainability / Edition 1

More than twenty years after the Bruntland Commission report, Our Common Future, we have yet to secure the basis for a serious approach to global environmental governance. The failed 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development showed the need for a new approach to globalization and sustainability.

Taking a critical perspective, rooted in political economy, regulation theory, and post-sovereign international relations, this book explores questions concerning the governance of environmental sustainability in a globalizing economy. With contributions from leading international scholars, the book offers a comprehensive framework on globalization, governance, and sustainability, and examines institutional mechanisms and arrangements to achieve sustainable environmental governance. It:

  • considers current failures in the framework of global environmental governance
  • addresses the problematic relationship between sustainability and globalization
  • explores controversies of development and environment that have led to new processes of institution building
  • examines the marketization of environmental policy-making; stakeholder politics and environmental policy-making; socio-economic justice; the political origins of sustainable consumption; the role of transnational actors; and processes of multi-level global governance.

This book will be of interest to students and researchers of political science, international studies, political economy and environmental studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415449199
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/21/2008
Series: Environmental Politics Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Death of Rio Environmentalism 2. Sustainability and Globalization: A Theoretical Perspective 3. Which Governance for Sustainable Development? An Organizational and Institutional Perspective 4. A Global Political Economy of Textiles: From the Global to the Local and Back Again 5. The Marketization of Global Environmental Governance: Manifestations and Implications 6. Between Market and Justice: The Socio-Ecological Challenge 7. Sustainable Consumption? Legitimation, Regulation, and Environmental Governance 8. Transnational Transformations: From Government-Centric Interstate Regimes to Cross-Sectoral Multi-Level Networks of Global Governance 9. "Stakeholders" and the Politics of Environmental Policymaking 10. Rethinking Authority, Territory, and Knowledge: Transnational Socio-Ecological Controversies and Global Environmental Governance

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