ISBN-10:
1452241457
ISBN-13:
9781452241456
Pub. Date:
03/12/2014
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy / Edition 4

The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy / Edition 4

by Regina S. Axelrod, Stacy D. VanDeveer

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The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy / Edition 4

The new edition of Regina S. Axelrod and Stacy D. Van Deveer’s award-winning volume, The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, reflects the latest events in global environmental politics and sustainable development while providing balanced coverage of the key institutions, issues, laws, and policies. The volume has been reorganized to better highlight global environmental institutions, major state and non-state actors, and includes an expanded set of cases such as climate change, biodiversity, hazardous chemicals, ozone layer depletion, nuclear energy and resource consumption. Based on reviewer feedback, the new edition broadens coverage of the growing global environmental agenda and explores the relationships between states, NGOs, and international organizations.

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ISBN-13: 9781452241456
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/12/2014
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 339,994
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Regina S. Axelrod is professor of political science and chair of the political science department at Adelphi University. She has published numerous articles and books on environmental and energy policy in the United Sates, the European Union, and Central Europe, including Environment, Energy, Public Policy: Toward a Rational Future and Conflict between Energy and Urban Environment. She has lectured at Charles University, Prague, and the University of Budapest on nuclear power and the transition to democracy. She is an academic associate of the Atlantic Council and past president of the New York Political Science Association. In 2007, she received a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award to lecture in the Czech Republic. She also received grants from the National Science Foundation, National Research Council, the Soros Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency.



Stacy D. Van Deveer is professor of political science and chair of the department at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include global and regional environmental policymaking and its domestic impacts, comparative environmental politics, the connections between environmental and security issues, the roles of expertise in policymaking and the geopolitics of resource consumption. In addition to authoring and coauthoring over 75 articles, book chapters, working papers, and reports, he is the coeditor of Saving the Seas (1997), EU Enlargement and the Environment (2005), Changing Climates in North American Politics (2009), Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics (2009), and Comparative Environmental Politics (2012), and co-author of forthcoming books on the European Union and the Environment and on Transnational Climate Change Governance.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Governing the Global Environment - Regina S. Axelrod and Stacy D. Van Deveer
Part I. International Environmental Actors and Institutions
2. Architects, Agitators, and Entrepreneurs: International and Nongovernmental Organizations in Global Environmental Politics - Kate O'Neill
3. International Law and the Protection of the Global Environment - Jacqueline Peel
4. International Environmental Regimes and the Success of Global Ozone Policy - David Leonard Downie
5. Compliance with Global Environmental Policy: Climate Change and Ozone Layer Cases - Michael G. Faure and Jurgen Lefevere
Part II. Big Players in Global Environmental Policymaking
6. Domestic Sources of U.S. Unilateralism - Elizabeth R. De Sombre
7. Environmental Policy Making and Global Leadership in the European Union - Regina S. Axelrod and Miranda A. Schreurs
8. Energy and Environment in China: National and Global Challenges - Joanna I. Lewis and Kelly Sims Gallagher
9. The View from the South: Developing Countries in Global Environmental Politics - Adil Najam
Part III. Cases, Controversies, and Challenges
10. International Climate Change Policy: Complex Multilevel Governance - Michele M. Betsill
11. Global Politics and Policy on Hazardous Chemicals - Henrik Selin
12. Global Biodiversity Governance: Genetic Resources, Species, and Ecosystems - G. Kristin Rosendal
13. Democracy and the Global Nuclear Renaissance: From the Czech Republic to Fukushima - Regina S. Axelrod
14. Free Trade and Environmental Protection - Daniel C. Esty
15. Consumption, Commodity Chains, and Global and Local Environments - Stacy D. Van Deveer

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