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Global Environmental Politics

ISBN-10: 0813344425
ISBN-13: 9780813344423
Edition: 6th 2010
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Description: Although discussions about the global environment are now a daily occurrence-from companies touting energy-saving products to politicians debating how to best address the issue of climate change and other environmental concerns-it remains a topic  More...

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Book details

List price: $52.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 1/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Although discussions about the global environment are now a daily occurrence-from companies touting energy-saving products to politicians debating how to best address the issue of climate change and other environmental concerns-it remains a topic plagued by misinformation and ideologically skewed arguments. For nearly twenty years,Global Environmental Politicshas provided an up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased introduction to the worldrsquo;s most pressing environmental issues, and the fifth edition continues this tradition. Offering a comprehensive yet concise overview of the environment and international politics, this updated edition includes new material on the latest international environmental regimes, climate change, the environmental challenges of free trade and globalization, and the growing role of the environment in global security. It is vital reading for anyone wishing to understand the current state of the field and to make informed decisions about which policies might best safeguard our environment for the future. Contents 1) The Emergence of Global Environmental Politics 2) Actors in the Environmental Arena 3)The Development of Global Environmental Regimes: Toxic Pollutants, Chemicals, and Wastes 4) The Development of Global Environmental Regimes: The Atmosphere, Stratospheric Ozone, and Climate Change 5) The Development of Global Environmental Regimes: Natural Resources, Species, and Habitats 6) Effective Environmental Regimes: Obstacles and Opportunities 7) Environmental Politics, Economics, and Development 8) The Future of Environmental Politics

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
Chronology
The Emergence of Global Environmental Politics
Global Macrotrends
An Introduction to Global Environmental Politics
International Regimes in Environmental Politics
Global Environmentsal Regimes
Paradigm Shifts and Environmental Politics
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Actors in the Environmental Arena
Nation-State Actors: Roles and Interests
Intergovernmental Organizations
Multilateral Financial Institutions
Regional and Other Multilateral Organizations
Nongovernmental Organizations
Corporations
Treaty Secretariats
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
The Development of Environmental Regimes: Air Pollution, Hazardous Wastes, and Toxic Chemicals
Transboundary Air Pollution
Hazardous Waste
Toxic Chemicals
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
The Development of Environmental Regimes: Stratospheric Ozone and Climate Change
Ozone Depletion
Climate Change
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
The Development of Environmental Regimes: Natural Resources, Species, and Habitats
Whaling
International Trade in Endangered Species
Biodiversity Loss
Fisheries Depletion
Desertification
Forests
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Effective Environmental Regimes: Obstacles and Opportunities
Obstacles to Creating Strong Environmental Regimes
Obstacles to Effective National Implementation and Compliance with Global Environmental Regimes
Opportunities to Improve Compliance
Increasing Financial Resources for Implementing Global Environmental Regimes
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Environmental Politics, Economics, and Development
North-South Inequalities and the Environment
Environment and Development
Trade and the Environment
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
The Future of Global Environmental Polities
Globalization and the Global Environment
Global Environmental Governance
Conclusion: The Prospects for Global Environmental Politics
Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Readings
Internet Resources
Glossary
Index

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