Globalization and the Environment

ISBN-10: 074255659X
ISBN-13: 9780742556591
Edition: 2013
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This text by respected senior scholars offers students a broad conceptual framework for understanding the globalization of environmental problems and the highly uneven global political response. The authors cover key global environmental problems while focusing especially on the most challenging global environmental problem of all: climate change. They provide conceptual linkages between economic globalization and environmental degradation—focusing in particular on trade and environment—and the globalization of the system of sovereign states. Finally, they critically explore the challenges of environmental governance in a world of global capitalism and sovereign states.

Robyn Eckersley is Reader/Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty (MIT Press, 2004).

Preface
A World Fit for Us All
Crisis? What Crisis?
One Planet, Many Globalizations
The Global Dimensions of Environmental Change
Our Core Propositions
A Short History of Globalization and the Environment
Introduction
Discovering Limits
Remaking the Planet-The Long Fuse of Modernization
The Short Fuse-Globalization in the 20th Century
Consuming the Planet
Trading Off the Planet
Conclusion-The Return of Limits
An Overheated Planet
Introduction
The Long History of Global Warming
Turning Up the Heat, Sounding the Alarm
Adjusting the Thermostat? The Struggle for Climate Governance
Conclusion-The Future of Climate Governance
Remaking Nature: Biodiversity in Peril
The Doomsday Vault
The Biodiversity Crisis
The Long Fuse of Modernization: Ecological Imperialism
Shortening the Biodiversity Fuse: The Global Phase of Modernization
Why Should We Care?
Governing Biodiversity
Governing the Planet
The Failures of Global Environmental Governance
Reflexive Modernization, Reflexive Globalization
Future Challenges to a Green World Order
Notes
Suggested Reading
Index
About the Authors

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