Globalization and the Environment

Globalization and the Environment : Greening Global Political Economy

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This groundbreaking study brings together economic globalization and the environment as never before. Gabriela Kütting argues for an "eco-holistic" approach that merges social, political, economic, and environmental analysis, so that a globalizing political economy may be understood in relation to environmental and social concerns. Key to this merging are the historical dimension of environmental-societal relations, the concept of consumption, and the concept of equity. To illustrate the utility of the eco-holistic approach, Kütting draws out the linkages between social and environmental degradation in West Africa, environmental and economic policies in the North, and the shopping habits of individual consumers, using cotton agriculture and the globalizing political economy of textiles as a case study.
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  • Paperback | 175 pages
  • 154 x 226 x 12mm | 240.4g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 079146136X
  • 9780791461365

About Gabriela Kutting

Gabriela Kütting is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University at Newark and the author of Environment, Society, and International Relations: Towards More Effective International Environmental Agreements.
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