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Routledge handbook of global environmental politics

Author: Paul G Harris
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Routledge handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of Global Environmental Politics. It brings together leading international academic experts and features 40 chapters that: Describe the history of global environmental politics as a discipline and explain the various theories and perspectives used by scholars and students to understand it; Examine the key actors and institutions in global environmental  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul G Harris
ISBN: 9780415694209 0415694205 0203799054 9780203799055
OCLC Number: 761856907
Description: xi, 540 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Delineating global environmental politics / Paul G. Harris --
Part I. Explaining and understanding global environmental politics : The discipline of global environmental politics: a short history / Loren R. Cass --
Mainstream theories: realism, rationalism and revolutionism / John Vogler --
Alternative theories: constructivism, Marxism and critical approaches / Hayley Stevenson --
The study of global environmental politics: strategies for research and learning / Juliann Emmons Allison --
Advanced scholarship: interdisciplinary research at the science-policy interface / Peter M. Haas and Ronald B. Mitchell --
Part II. Actors and institutions in global environmental politics:- States: nations, sovereignty and the international system / Hugh C. Dyer --
International organizations: global and regional environmental cooperation / Kate O'Neill --
International environmental regimes: formation, effectiveness and trends / Mary E. Pettenger --
International environmental law: sources, principles and innovations / David B. Hunter --
Environmental foreign policy: crossovers among levels of governance / Mihaela Papa --
Comparative environmental politics: domestic institutions and actors / Stacy D. VanDeveer and Paul F. Steinberg --
Corporations: business and industrial influence / Kyla Tienhaara --
Transnational actors: nongovernmental organizations, civil society and individuals / Christian Downie --
Part III. Ideas and themes in global environmental politics : Sustainability: foundational principles / Thomas Princen --
Consumption: institutions and actors / Gabriela Kutting --
Expertise: specialized knowledge in environmental politics and sustainability / Andrew Karvonen and Ralf Brand --
Uncertainty: risk, technology and the future / Karen Hussey and Stephen Dovers --
Environmental security: international, national and human / Sabine W. Lautensach and Alexander K. Lautensach --
Environmental diplomacy: international conferences and negotiations / Radoslav S. Dimitrov --
North-South relations: colonialism, empire and international order / Shangrila Joshi --
Globalization and the environment: markets, finance and trade / Lada V. Kochtcheeva --
International justice: rights and obligations of states / Steve Vanderheiden --
Environmental justice: pollution, poverty and marginalized communities / Hollie Nyseth Brehm and David N. Pellow --
Environmental ethics: philosophy, ecology and other species / Sofia Guedes Vaz and Olivia Bina --
Participation: public opinion and environmental action / Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt --
Environmental citizenship: global, local and individual / Derek Bell --
Part IV. Key issues and policies and global environmental politics : Energy and climate change / Hugh C. Dyer --
Stratospheric ozone depletion / David Downie --
Air pollution and acid rain / Loren R. Cass --
Sustainable transport and infrastructure / Iain Docherty --
Persistent organic pollutants / David Downie and Jessica Templeton --
Hazardous wastes / Henrik Selin --
Water, rivers and wetlands / Jens Newig and Edward Challies --
Pollution and management of oceans and seas / Peter J. Jacques --
Fisheries and marine mammals / Elizabeth R. DeSombre --
Biodiversity, migratory species and natural heritage / Volker Mauerhofer and Felister Nyacuru --
Forests / David Humphreys --
Desertification / Meri Juntti --
Food and agriculture / Jennifer Clapp and Sarah J. Martin.
Series Title: Routledge handbooks.
Responsibility: edited by Paul G. Harris.

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This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of Global Environmental Politics. It brings together leading international academic experts and features 40 chapters that: Describe the history of global environmental politics as a discipline and explain the various theories and perspectives used by scholars and students to understand it; Examine the key actors and institutions in global environmental politics, explaining the role of states, international organizations, regimes, international law, foreign policy institutions, domestic politics, corporations and transnational actors; Address the ideas and themes shaping the practice and study of global environmental politics, including sustainability, consumption, expertise, uncertainty, security, diplomacy, North-South relations, globalisation, justice, ethics, participation and citizenship; Assess the key issues and policies within global environmental politics, including energy, climate change, ozone depletion, air pollution, acid rain, sustainable transport, persistent organic pollutants, hazardous wastes, water, rivers, wetlands, oceans, fisheries, marine mammals, biodiversity, migratory species, natural heritage, forests, desertification, food and agriculture. This book is an invaluable resource to students, scholars, researchers and practioners of environmental politics, environmental studies, environmental science and geography.--Publisher description.

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