Handbook of Global Environmental Politics

Handbook of Global Environmental Politics

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The first Handbook of original articles by leading scholars of global environmental politics, this landmark volume maps the latest theoretical and empirical research in this young and growing field. Captured here are the dynamic and energetic debates over concerns for the health of the planet and how they might best be addressed.

The introductory chapters explore the intellectual trends and evolving parameters in the field of global environmental politics. They make a case for an expansive definition of the field, one that embraces an interdisciplinary literature on the connections between global politics and environmental change. The remaining chapters are divided into three broad themes - states, governance and security; capitalism, trade and corporations; and knowledge, civil societies and ethics - with each section providing a cohesive discussion of current issues. In-depth explorations are given to topics such as: global commons, renewable energy, the effectiveness of environmental cooperation, regulations and corporate standards, trade liberalization and global environmental governance, and science and environmental citizenship.

A comprehensive survey of the latest research, the Handbook is a necessary reference for scholars, students and policymakers in the field of global environmental politics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 38.1mm | 975.22g
  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1843764660
  • 9781843764663
  • 2,835,659

Table of contents


1. Global Environmental Politics: Handbook Topics and Themes
Peter Dauvergne

2. Research in Global Environmental Politics: History and Trends
Peter Dauvergne

3. Garrett Hardin and Tragedies of Global Commons
Marvin S. Soroos

4. Studying the Global Commons: Governance Without Politics?
John Vogler

5. Globalization and Environmental Protection on the High Seas
Elizabeth R. DeSombre

6. Renewable Energy and International Politics
Ian H. Rowlands

7. Effectiveness, Capacity Development and International Environmental Cooperation
Stacy D. VanDeveer

8. Why Environmental Politics Looks Different from the South
Adil Najam

9. Man, The State and Nature: Rethinking Environmental Security
Richard A. Matthew

10. Filthy Rich, Not Dirt Poor! How Nature Nurtures Civil Violence
Indra de Soysa

11. Why is There No Unified Theory of Environmental Governance?
Oran R. Young

12. Towards a Political Economy of Global Environmental Governance
Peter Newell

13. Environmental Governance . . . or Government? The International Politics of Environmental Instruments
Andrew Jordan, Rudiger K.W. Wurzel and Anthony R. Zito

14. Environmental Regulation, Certification and Corporate Standards: A Critique
Ronnie D. Lipschutz

15. Incentives Affecting Land Use Decisions of Nonindustrial Private Forest Landowners
Abigail M. York, Marco A. Janssen and Elinor Ostrom

16. Green Political Economy and the Promise of the Social Economy
John Barry and Graham Smith

17. Moving the Earth: Cars and the Dynamics of Environmental Politics
Matthew Paterson

18. Transnational Corporations and Global Environmental Governance
Jennifer Clapp

19. Environmental Policy and the Environmental Kuznets Curve: Can Developing Countries Escape the Detrimental Consequences of Economic Growth?
Matthew A. Cole and Eric Neumayer

20. Trade Liberalization and Global Environmental Governance: The Potential for Conflict
Kate O'Neill and William C.G. Burns

21. The Environment, Trade and International Organizations
J. Samuel Barkin

22. Race to the Middle: Environmental Politics in the Mercosur Free Trade Agreement
Kathryn Hochstetler

23. Science and Environmental Citizenship
Sheila Jasanoff

24. Science and International Environmental Governance
Peter M. Haas

25. Knowledge and Global Environmental Policy
Marc Williams

26. Vulnerability Analysis and Environmental Governance
Marybeth Long Martello

27. Growth and Fragmentation in Expert Networks: The Elusive Quest for Integrated Water Resources Management
Ken Conca

28. After Nature: Environmental Politics in a Postmodern Age
Paul Wapner

29. Transnational Environmental Harm, Inequity and the Cosmopolitan Response
Lorraine Elliott

30. Gaia Theory: Intimations for Global Environmental Politics
Karen Litfin

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`The book's greatest strength is the range and theoretical ambition of its contributions to regime theory, governance, and international cooperation. . . Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and faculty.' -- D.L. Feldman, Choice
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About Peter Dauvergne

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