Environmental Politics

Environmental Politics

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This significant collection surveys 41 pioneering and influential articles in the field of environmental politics. It maps the historical trends and current research directions, revealing the most important debates and findings in this energetic area of scholarship. Themes covered include international agreements and state negotiations, global governance, government policymaking, environmental security, the world economy, consumption, civil society and knowledge and justice.

This essential single volume, with an original introduction by the editor, is an indispensible tool to researchers and scholars as well as practitioners involved in this field.
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  • Hardback | 972 pages
  • 169 x 244 x 57.15mm | 1,791.69g
  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1781009015
  • 9781781009017

Table of contents


Introduction `The Field of Environmental Politics'

1. Oran R. Young (1989), `The Politics of International Regime Formation: Managing Natural Resources and the Environment'
2. Peter M. Haas (1989), `Do Regimes Matter? Epistemic Communities and Mediterranean Pollution Control'
3. Carsten Helm and Detlef Sprinz (2000), `Measuring the Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes'
4. Elinor Ostrom (1999), `Coping with Tragedies of the Commons'

5. Ken Conca (1995), `Greening the United Nations: Environmental Organisations and the UN System'
6. Jennifer Clapp (1998), `The Privatization of Global Environmental Governance: ISO 14000 and the Developing World'
7. David Vogel (1997), `Trading Up and Governing Across: Transnational Governance and Environmental Protection'
8. Robert Falkner (2003), `Private Environmental Governance and International Relations: Exploring the Links'
9. Michele M. Betsill and Harriet Bulkeley (2006), `Cities and the Multilevel Governance of Global Climate Change'
10. Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister (2010), `The Power of Big Box Retail in Global Environmental Governance: Bringing Commodity Chains Back into IR'
11. Peter Dauvergne and Deborah B.L. Farias (2012), `The Rise of Brazil as a Global Development Power'

12. David L. Levy (1997), `Environmental Management as Political Sustainability'
13. William Lafferty and Eivind Hovden (2003), `Environmental Policy Integration: Towards an Analytical Framework'
14. Arthur P.J. Mol and Gert Spaargaren (2000), `Ecological Modernisation Theory in Debate: A Review'
15. Richard York and Eugene A. Rosa (2003), `Key Challenges to Ecological Modernization Theory: Institutional Efficacy, Case Study Evidence, Units of Analysis, and the Pace of Eco-Efficiency'

16. Thomas F. Homer-Dixon (1991), `On the Threshold: Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict'
17. Daniel Deudney (1990), `The Case Against Linking Environmental Degradation and National Security'
18. Indra de Soysa (2002), `Paradise Is a Bazaar? Greed, Creed, and Governance in Civil War, 1989-99'
19. Philippe Le Billon (2001), `The Political Ecology of War: Natural Resources and Armed Conflict'

20. Peter Newell and Matthew Paterson (1998), `A Climate for Business: Global Warming, the State and Capital'
21. Muthukumara Mani and David Wheeler (1998), `In Search of Pollution Havens? Dirty Industry in the World Economy, 1960 to 1995'
22. Gareth Porter (1999), `Trade Competition and Pollution Standards: "Race to the Bottom" or "Stuck at the Bottom"'
23. Peter Dauvergne and Kate J. Neville (2009), `The Changing North-South and South-South Political Economy of Biofuels'
24. Peter Dauvergne and Kate J. Neville (2010), `Forests, Food, and Fuel in the Tropics: The Uneven Social and Ecological Consequences of the Emerging Political Economy of Biofuels'
25. Kate J. Neville and Peter Dauvergne (2012), `Biofuels and the Politics of Mapmaking'

26. Thomas Princen (1999), `Consumption and Environment: Some Conceptual Issues'
27. Michael F. Maniates (2001), `Individualization: Plant a Tree, Buy a Bike, Save the World?'
28. Kersty Hobson (2002), `Competing Discourses of Sustainable Consumption: Does the `Rationalisation of Lifestyles' Make Sense?'
29. Doris A. Fuchs and Sylvia Lorek (2005), `Sustainable Consumption Governance: A History of Promises and Failures'
30. Peter Dauvergne (2010), `The Problem of Consumption'
31. Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister (2010), `The Prospects and Limits of Eco-Consumerism: Shopping Our Way to Less Deforestation?'
32. Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister (2012), `Big Brand Sustainability: Governance Prospects and Environmental Limits'

33. Paul Wapner (1995), `Politics Beyond the State: Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics'
34. Ann Marie Clark, Elisabeth J. Friedman and Kathryn Hochstetler (1998), `The Sovereign Limits of Global Civil Society: A Comparison of NGO Participation in UN Conferences on the Environment, Human Rights and Women'
35. Ranjit Dwivedi (2001), `Environmental Movements in the Global South: Issues of Livelihood and Beyond'
36. Michele M. Betsill and Elisabeth Corell (2001), `NGO Influence in International Environmental Negotiations: A Framework for Analysis'
37. Peter Dauvergne and Kate J. Neville (2011), `Mindbombs of Right and Wrong: Cycles of Contention in the Activist Campaign to Stop Canada's Seal Hunt'

38. Sheila S. Jasanoff (1987), `Contested Boundaries in Policy-Relevant Science'
39. Karin Backstrand (2003), `Civic Science for Sustainability: Reframing the Role of Experts, Policy-Makers and Citizens in Environmental Governance'
40. Michael R. Dove (2006), `Indigenous People and Environmental Politics'
41. David Schlosberg, (2004), `Reconceiving Environmental Justice: Global Movements and Political Theories'

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`This is a well-chosen and accessible collection of readings. The eight thematic categories provide an engaging and thoughtful introduction to global environmental politics. Peter Dauvergne's excellent reader will certainly become a standard text and of immense value to students and teachers.' -- Marc Williams, University of New South Wales, Australia
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About Peter Dauvergne

Edited by Peter Dauvergne, Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia, Canada
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