Climate for Change: Non-State Actors and the Global Politics of the Greenhouse

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 14, 2006 - Nature - 236 pages
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This volume provides a challenging explanation of the forces that have shaped the international global warming debate. It takes a novel approach to the subject by concentrating on the ways non-state actors--such as scientific, environmental and industry groups, as opposed to governmental organizations--affect political outcomes in global fora on climate change. It also provides insights into the role of the media in influencing the agenda. The book draws on a range of analytical approaches to assess and explain the influence of these nongovernmental organizations on the course of global climate politics. The book will be of interest to all researchers and policy makers associated with climate change, and will be used in university courses in international relations, politics, and environmental studies.
 

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Contents

introduction
1
problems and limitations
23
3 Knowledge frames and the scientific community
40
the agendasetting role of the mass media
68
the political influence of the fossil fuel lobbies
96
environmental NGOs
123
states NGOs and the future of global climate politics
154
List of abbreviations
173
Chronology of the international response to the issue of climate change
176
References
179
Index
215
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