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Sustaining life on earth : environmental and human health through global governance

Author: Colin L Soskolne; Laura Westra
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sustaining Life on Earth brings together a broad range of specialists to diagnose causes and devise cures for collapsing global life support systems. More than any other text in the fields of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin L Soskolne; Laura Westra
ISBN: 9780739117293 0739117297 9780739117309 0739117300
OCLC Number: 163707864
Description: xxi, 459 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Global and local contexts as evidence for concern / Colin L. Soskolne [and others] --
pt. I. Tying governance to ecology, economy, and human well-being --
1. Institutions for global governance / Klaus Bosselmann --
2. Covenant of covenants: a federal vision of global governance for the twenty-first century / Ronald Engel --
3. Market society and ecological integrity: theory and practice / Richard Westra --
4. Full spectrum integrity index of nations / Helmut Burkhardt --
pt. II. Globalization, human rights, and the human condition --
5. Linkages among globalization, human rights, and health / Maud Huynen and Pim Martens --
6. Toward sustainability with justice: are human nature and history on side? / William E. Rees --
7. Protecting society from itself: reconnecting ecology and economy / James R. Karr --
8. Strong sustainability and environmental policy: justification and implementation / Konrad Ott and Ralf Doring --
pt. III. Governance for ecological integrity, sustainable ecosystem function, and public health --
9. Evolution of the ecological integrity debate / David Manuel-Navarrete, James J. Kay and Dan Dolderman --
10. Collective decision-making bridging public health, sustainability governance, and environmental management / Valerie Brown --
11. Toward sustainable environmental governance in South Africa: cooperative environmental governance and integrated environmental management as possible solutions to fragmentation / Louis J. Kotze --
12. Sense of possibility: what does governance for health and ecological sustainability look like? / Daniel Rainham, Ian McDowell and Daniel Krewski --
pt. IV. Covenants and respect for all life, public-good, and traditional knowledge --
13. Earth charter, ethics, and global governance / Brendan Mackey --
14. Copenhagen consensus: a global public-good perspective comparing the earth charter with other recent declarations / Philippe Crabbe --
15. Intergenerational sustainability and traditional knowledge in Africa: the natural resource management perspective / Yemi Oke --
pt. V. Focus (a): governance amid ideological influences in a globalizing world --
16. Ominous rise of ideological think tanks in environmental policy-making / Donald A. Brown --
17. Cutting CO[subscript 2] emissions in the atmosphere: a realistic goal or a mere utopian ideal? / Giulio De Leo and Marino Gatto --
18. Ecological governance at work: a community challenge to genetically modified organisms / Prue E. Taylor --
pt. V. Focus (b): Rights to Food and Water --
19. Future: world population and food security / David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel --
20. Refining international water law / Joseph W. Dellapenna --
21. Water as a human right: the Sri Lankan experience / Ruana Rajepakse --
22. Cooperation in promoting ecological integrity and socioeconomic justice in marine fisheries: European community-West African relations / Emma Witbooi --
pt. V. Focus (c): Social forces at play in environmental and human catastrophes --
23. Institutionalized use of force in economic development: with special reference to the World Bank / Robert Goodland --
24. Globalization and the degradation of rural livelihoods: a comparative study of Mexico and Vietnam under trade liberalization / Jack P. Manno and Thanh Vo --
25. Toolkit for ecoepidemiological enquiry under global ecological change / Brian D. Ladd and Colin L. Soskolne --
pt. V. Focus (d): the rights of children: health and the culture environment --
26. Culture environment: implications for public health, human rights, and ecological sustainability / Rose A. Dyson --
27. Child's rights to health and the role of the World Health Organization / Laura Westra --
Conclusions: challenging our individual and collective thinking about sustainability / Colin L. Soskolne, Louis J. Kotze, Brendan Mackey and William E. Rees.
Responsibility: edited by Colin L. Soskolne ; coedited by Laura Westra [and others].
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