Routledge Handbook of Environmental Governance

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Governance

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Environmental issues are some of the most urgent challenges that countries face today and the continuing complexities of environmental problems at a global level have a variety of professionals and scholars searching for answers. Recognizing the need for efforts in protecting the environment at a global level, governments, international institutions, and non-profit organizations have developed various initiatives that aim to protect natural resources and the environment. This Handbook is the first to comprehensively cover administrative and policy responses to managing and preserving the environment and natural resources. The interdisciplinary contributions by academic experts and practitioners examine current debates and the latest thinking in the search for solutions to environmental problems. In doing so, this book: * Describes the environmental issues and challenges we currently face, and administration of these challenges. * Questions the role of global actors, institutions and processes, and examine the links between global climate and environment policy, and that of the global economy. * Highlights the connections between social science research and global policy. * Discusses the role played by science in environmental policy governance. This Handbook will be of much interest to students of political science, public administration, public policy, planning, environmental sciences, environmental management, environmental economics, and environmental more

Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 black & white tables
  • 1138920509
  • 9781138920507

About Alka Sapat

Alka Sapat is Associate Professor of Public Administration at Florida Atlantic University. She holds an MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from the State University of New York-Stony Brook. Her research interests include environmental policy, federalism, policy innovations and their diffusion, and disaster management. She has been involved in a number of initiatives including projects funded by the National Science Foundation on disaster-induced displacement and post-disaster housing, building code regulations, and the role of diasporas in disaster recovery and resilience. She is currently leading a project exploring the role of non-governmental organizations and inter-organizational collaboration in long-term recovery after the Haiti earthquake. Her work has been published in Public Administration Review, Policy Studies Review, International Journal of Public Administration, and other scholarly venues. She serves on the State of Disaster Housing Task Force and the Florida Governor's Hurricane Conference committee, along with serving on local committees on post-disaster housing initiatives. She is the co-author of a recently published book titled Displaced by Disaster: Resilience and Recovery in a Globalizing World (Routledge Press).show more

Table of contents

1.Environmental and Natural Resources Governance- An Introduction (Alka Sapat) Part I: Environmental Issues and Challenges 2. Transboundary Air Pollution and Climate Change- Amelia Simmons and Zachary Smith (Northern Arizona University) 3. Fracking and the Politics of Shale Gas and Oil Development: Diane Rahm (Texas State Universtity) 4. Information, Participation, and Environmental Regulation (Deserai Crow, University of Colorado-Boulder; Elizabeth Albright, Duke University; Elizabeth Koebele, University of Colorado-Boulder) 5. Forest Policy and Governance (Viviana Stechina, Uppsala University, Sweden) Part II: Paradigms and Policies 6. Collaborative Governance in Environmental and Natural Resource Management (Edward Weber, Anna P. Stevenson, and Leanne Giordono, Oregon State University) 7. Market approaches to Environmental Governance (Chad McGuire, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth) 8. Carrots and Sticks: The Role of Voluntary Programs in Environmental Governance (Daniel J. Fiorino and Manjyot Bhan, American University) 9. Environmental Policy Innovations: Collaborative Governance and Policy Design (Alka Sapat, Florida Atlantic University) 10. Fostering Public Participation in Environmental Policy Decision-Making (Denise Vienne, Florida Atlantic University and Shannon Estenoz, Director, Office of Everglades Restoration Initiatives, United States Department of the Interior). Part III. Global environmental policy and governance 11. Global Commons Governance (John Vogler, University of Keele) 12. Taming a Machiavellian State? International Environmental Governance and Domestic Policymaking in India and Mexico (Prakash Kashwan, University of Connecticut, Storrs) 13. Evolving North-South Issues in the Anthropocene (Joyeeta Gupta, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam). 14. Small Island Developing States Addressing Climate Change (Ilan Kelman, Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London). Part IV: Case studies in environmental and natural resource governance: U.S. and International 15. Sustainable Development and Devolution in Florida (Efraim Ben-Zadok, Florida Atlantic University) 16. The Design, Implementation, and Administration of U.S. Organic Food Policy (Saba Siddiki, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and David P. Carter, University of Colorado Denver) 17. Climate Change and Its Impacts: Health Disparities and their Implications for Social Vulnerability (Diana Mitsova, Colin Polsky, Fred Bloetscher, Jennifer Huntington, Florida Atlantic University) 18. Environmental Issues and Climate Change in Europe (Brian Gerber, Arizona State University) 19. Environmental Governance in China (Bettina Bluemling, University of Glasgow) 20. National and Regional Environmental Governance: The Philippines Experience with ASEAN- Chris Atkinson (Broward County) 21. The Role of Public Policy in Redressing Environmental Injustice (Jiaqi Liang, New Mexico State University)show more