This book begins by looking at the relevance of the different theoretical approaches current in international relations to the study of the environment. It analyzses a wide range of approaches from the debate between neo-realism and liberal institutionalism to the significant connections between gender and global environmental change. The book goes on to consider a range of key international processes,
discussing the monitoring and implementation of environmental agreements, the place of ideology in negotiations and the role of international organisations.
Table of Contents1.Introduction, The Environment in International Relations: Legacies and Contentions 2. Environment and Security as a Universal Value: Implications for International Theory 3. International Political Economy and Global Environmental Change 4. IR Theory: Neo-Realism,
Neo-Institutionalism and the Climate Change Convention 5. International Relations, Social Ecology and the Globalisation of Environmental Change 6. Gender and Environmental Change: Are Women the Key to Safe-Guarding the Planet? 7. Who Cares About the Environment? 8. The Environment
and the United Nations 9. Between the Devil and the Law of the Sea: The Generation of Global Environmental Norms 10. The International Research Enterprise and Global Environmental Change: Climate Change Policy as Research Process 11. Environmental Regimes: Effectiveness and
Implementation Review 12. Hegemonic Ideology and the International Timber Association