Global Environmental Politics

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Westview Press, 2000 - Political Science - 286 pages
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When Global Environmental Politics was first published, the environment was just emerging as a pivotal issue in traditional international relations. Today, the environment is considered to be a central topic to discussions of political economy and the relationship between foreign and domestic policy—and so much has changed that more than half of the book has been revised. With a new case study on fisheries, a new chapter on improving compliance with international environmental regimes and a new section on trade and environment, this classic work is more complete and up-to-date than any survey of international environmental politics on the market. In addition to providing a concise yet comprehensive overview of global environmental issues, the authors have worked to contextualize key topics such as the 1992 Earth Summit, the Kyoto Protocol, international forest policy, and the trade and environment nexus. Environmental concerns from global warming to ozone depletion to whaling are seen as challenges to transnational relations, with governments, NGOs, IGOs, and MNCs all involved in the multilateral interaction that is necessary to solve growing global environmental politics.
  

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Contents

Desertification
130
Straddling and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks
135
Conclusion
141
Implementing and Financing Environmental Regimes
147
Improving Compliance with Environmental Conventions
148
Financing Global Environmental Regimes and Agenda
156
Conclusion
171
Economics Development and the Future of Global Environmental Politics
175

International Organizations as Actors
44
Nongovernmental Organizations as Actors
61
Corporations as Actors
71
Conclusion
78
The Development of Environmental Regimes Ten Case Studies
79
Transboundary Air Pollution Acid Rain
83
Ozone Depletion
87
Whaling
93
The Trade in Ivory from African Elephants
98
International Toxic Waste Trade
103
The Antarctic Environment
108
Climate Change
112
Biodiversity Loss
124
NorthSouth Economic Relations and the Environment
176
Trade and the Environment
182
The Politics and Economics of Global Forest Loss
199
Toward Effective Global Environmental Regimes
212
Discussion Questions
219
Notes
223
Suggested Readings
255
List of Internet Resources
261
Glossary
269
Chronology
273
Index
277
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Gareth Porteris a consultant to the marine program at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. He currently teaches at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at The John Hopkins University.Janet Welsh Brownwas a long-time senior research associate at the World Resources Institute, former chair of the board of Friends of the Earth, and formerly the executive director of the Environmental Defense Fund. She has taught a variety of courses in international relations and environmental politics at the University of Washington in Seattle, the University of the District of Columbia, Howard University, and Sarah Lawrence College.Pamela S. Chasekis the co-founder and editor of theEarth Negotiations Bulletin, a reporting service on United Nations environment and development negotiations. The author of numerous publications on environmental negotiations, the United Nations and global environmental politics, she is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program at Manhattan College.

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