Environment and Sustainability in a Globalizing World

Environment and Sustainability in a Globalizing World

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From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this student-friendly text follows a three-pronged approach to help students understand the globalizing processes relating to the environment and sustainability that are examined in a range of disciplines, including environmental studies, geography, global studies, political science, international affairs, comparative politics, and other disciplines. First, it presents foundational material that gives students the conceptual underpinnings required for rigorous analysis. This section opens with a brief historical overview of the concerns revolving around environmental sustainability in the modern era. Following this, the text will then present key concepts and theoretical constructs that define the global context for sustainable environmental practices, such as the key thinkers and theories on sustainable environmental practice, and the key international agencies and treaties involved in global discussions. The second part of the book examines the space where theory meets reality. It will touch on the various models and ways to measure sustainability, the range of environmental domains at play in the sustainability dialogue, and the controversies surrounding them. The third section employs case studies to examine theory and practice at work in particular situations. The case studies have been selected with an eye toward comprehensiveness of coverage across disciplines and across regions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 178 x 254mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0765646447
  • 9780765646446

Table of contents

Introduction; Part I: Foundations; 1. Background and History; 2. Key Concepts and Issues in Environment and Sustainability; Part II: Scope and Practice; 3. The Range of Environmental Concerns; 4. Types of Regional and Local Approaches; 5. The Contemporary International Policy Regime; Part III: Environment and Sustainability in Action: Case Studies
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About Andrea Nightingale

Andrea Nightingale is Professor in the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She was previously the Director of the MSc in Environment and Development and a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geography at the University of Edinburgh (2002-2012). Her PhD from the University of Minnesota in Geography was based on work done in Nepal since 1987 on questions of development, natural resource management, community forestry, gender, social inequalities and governance. Her academic interests include pioneering work on socio-natures, critical development studies, and methodological work on mixing methods across the social and natural sciences. Presently her theoretical interests incorporate feminist work on emotion and subjectivity with theories of development, authority, collective action and cooperation in common property situations. Her most recent theoretical and empirical work seeks examine the confluence of climate change and violent conflict.
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