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The compromise of liberal environmentalism

Author: Steven F Bernstein
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A significant shift in environmental governance since 1970 has been the convergence of environmental and liberal economic norms towards liberal environmentalism. This text assesses the reasons for this shift, and considers the implications.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven F Bernstein
ISBN: 0231120362 9780231120364 0231120370 9780231120371
OCLC Number: 45890505
Description: xii, 314 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The evolution of international environmental governance --
Explaining the evolution of environmental governance --
Metatheoretical issues --
From environmental protection to sustainable development --
Identifying norms --
United Nations conference on the human environment (UNCHE) --
From Stockholm to sustainable development --
World commission on environment and development (WCED) --
Environment, development, and liberal environmentalism --
From Brundtland to Rio --
United Nations conference on environment and development (UNCED) --
Liberal environmentalism after Rio --
Conclusions --
Epistemic communities, science, and international environmental governance. Explaining norm creation and change with epistemic communities --
The role of scientists and scientific ecology --
The influence of scientists and scientific ecology --
Conclusions --
Economic ideas, social structure, and the evolution of international environmental governance --
Socio-evolution and governance --
Limited success: economic ideas, the North-South Divide, and ecodevelopment --
Sustainable development and OECD --
The "fit" with social structure --
UNCED outcomes and liberal environmentalism --
Conclusions --
Conclusion --
Theoretical implications --
Empirical and policy implications --
Conclusion.
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