The Environment in World PoliticsThe Environment in World Politics



Explores the interaction of humans with their natural environment from a systems approach, and the international regulation of that interaction.

Author: Ian Bellany

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015038537224

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Page: 232

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Explores the interaction of humans with their natural environment from a systems approach, and the international regulation of that interaction. Topics include: global warming and population, nuclear power, protecting the ozone, prevention of climatic change, and game theory as a guide to determining conditions for international political cooperation. The author is a professor of politics at the U. of Lancaster in the UK. He writes for students of social science, international relations, and environmental politics. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

International Politics and the EnvironmentInternational Politics and the Environment



This book provides a sophisticated overview of the theories, concepts and methods central to the complex and contentious field of International Environmental Politics (IEP).

Author: Ronald B Mitchell

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9781446243220

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Page: 248

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This book provides a sophisticated overview of the theories, concepts and methods central to the complex and contentious field of International Environmental Politics (IEP). Ronald B Mitchell carefully introduces students to the political processes involved in both causing and resolving international environmental problems. Each fully integrated chapter: Links environmental policy to politics, bringing in a wide range of practical real-life examples Deepens students' theoretical understanding, helping them to identify and explain international environmental problems and their solutions Goes beyond description and develops students' ability to evaluate claims about outcomes in international environmental politics through empirical testing. A rounded, in-depth examination of IEP, this book has been specifically written for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in global environmental politics and modules of broader international relations programs. SAGE Series on the Foundations of International Relations Series Editors: Walter Carlsnaes Uppsala University, Sweden Jeffrey T. Checkel Simon Fraser University, Canada International Advisory Board: Peter J. Katzenstein Cornell University, USA Emanuel Adler University of Toronto, Canada Martha Finnemore George Washington University, USA Andrew Hurrell Oxford University, UK G. John Ikenberry Princeton University, USA Beth Simmons Harvard University, USA Steve Smith University of Exeter, UK Michael Zuern Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany The SAGE Foundations series fills the gap between narrowly-focused research monographs and broad introductory texts, providing graduate students with state-of-the-art, critical overviews of the key sub-fields within International Relations: International Political Economy, International Security, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Organization, Normative IR Theory, International Environmental Politics, Globalization, and IR Theory. Explicitly designed to further the transatlantic dialogue fostered by publications such as the SAGE Handbook of International Relations, the series is written by renowned scholars drawn from North America, continental Europe and the UK. The books are intended as core texts on advanced courses in IR, taking students beyond the basics and into the heart of the debates within each field, encouraging an independent, critical approach and signposting further avenues of research.

Advances in International Environmental PoliticsAdvances in International Environmental Politics



This book provides authoritative and up-to-date research for anyone interested in the study of international environmental politics.

Author: M. Betsill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137338976

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Page: 403

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This book provides authoritative and up-to-date research for anyone interested in the study of international environmental politics. It demonstrates how the field of international environmental politics has evolved and identifies key questions, topics and approaches to guide future research.

Debating the EarthDebating the Earth



The book offers a comprehensive introduction to environmental politics and will be a valuable text for all students of environmental politics and policy, and anyone with an interest in environmental issues.

Author: Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Professor Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance John S Dryzek

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021923284

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Page: 609

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Debating the Earth highlights the diversity of political responses to environmental issues by bringing together forty essential readings in environmental politics. These readings cover various definitions of environmental crisis, its causes and effects, responses to it in institutions,politics, policies, community organizing, and lifestyle. They are organized in a way that emphasizes the differences and debates across the various schools of thought on environmental affairs. The key debates cover: The Severity of Environmental Problems: How real are ecological limits? Reformist Responses to Environmental Issues: Can expert administrators or liberal democratic institutions respond effectively? Environment and Economics: Is there a clash between economic and environmental values? Can sustainable development reconcile them? Green Critiques: What sorts of radical changes are advocated by deep ecologists, socialist ecologists, ecofeminists, environmental justice activists and others? Society, the State, and the Environment: How can green critiques be put into political practice in social movements and democratic structures? The book offers a comprehensive introduction to environmental politics and will be a valuable text for all students of environmental politics and policy, and anyone with an interest in environmental issues.

British Politics and the EnvironmentBritish Politics and the Environment



John McCormick describes the fascinating story of the political growth of that law, and the pressures, the compromises, the parliamentary and civil service opportunism that allowed the edifice to grow over the greater part of a century.

Author: John McCormick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134059942

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Page: 212

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Britain has an immense range of environmental law and the reputation for largely ignoring it. John McCormick describes the fascinating story of the political growth of that law, and the pressures, the compromises, the parliamentary and civil service opportunism that allowed the edifice to grow over the greater part of a century. He tells the story of the absolute change in political climate over the last ten years and deciphers the nature of Thatcher's ''conversion'' to greenery. He explains why everyone who cared about the environment became embattled and, above all, how the old methods of sensible compromise were banished, probably for ever, not least because of the government's obsession with secrecy. What, then, are the new political means of compelling change on a reluctant parliament? Everything is at stake from welfare to water, from forests to fishing. Where are we now? What are the likely pressures, both internal and from Europe and the rest of the world, to make Britain pass more environmentally sound laws and, perhaps more importantly, to observe them? McCormick provides a gripping picture of the central issues, of the system and of the battleground. Originally published in 1991

Environmental Politics in the European UnionEnvironmental Politics in the European Union



This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the development, making and implementation of European Union environmental politics and identifies the central areas and instruments of EU environmental policy.

Author: Christoph Knill

Publisher: Issues in Environmental Politi

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123365129

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Page: 250

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the development, making and implementation of European Union environmental politics and identifies the central areas and instruments of EU environmental policy. It analyses the factors influencing not only the formulation but also the implementation of environmental measures in the complex multi-level setting of the EU. On this basis, it takes a critical look at the EU's effectiveness and problem-solving capacity in the environmental field. Designed as a textbook at undergraduate and graduate level, the book employs a clear and insightful analytical perspective based on the theoretical state-of-the-art of EU policy studies. Thus, it provides an overview of the major theoretical approaches available in the field. At the same time, the discussion is illustrated by a broad range of empirical findings with regard to the formulation and implementation of EU environmental policy. This study is an ideal companion for anyone seeking a concise and accessible introduction into EU environmental politics.

Political Modernisation and the EnvironmentPolitical Modernisation and the Environment



Despite the fact that environmental politics has been substantially renewed, there is a delicate balance between traditional and new policy arrangements. One of the main themes of the book is the explanation of this balance.

Author: J. van Tatenhove

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401595247

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Page: 221

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Recent years have witnessed a substantial change in both the organisation and substance of environmental policy, both national and international. Western societies have seen a change in the relationships between the state, the market, and civil society, leading to new conceptions of governance, a process here called political modernisation that gives rise to the institutionalisation of new policy arrangements. An environmental policy arrangement refers to the organisation and substance of a policy domain in terms of policy coalitions, policy discourses, rules of the game, and resources. The book uses these theoretical notions to analyze changes in organisation, substance and governance in several environmental policy domains, such as infrastructure policies, global policies on climate change and biodiversity, green planning, and agriculture policy. Changing relationships between the state, the market and civil society, caused by processes of globalization, privatisation and individualisation, have resulted in a plurality of policy arrangements in different domains. Despite the fact that environmental politics has been substantially renewed, there is a delicate balance between traditional and new policy arrangements. One of the main themes of the book is the explanation of this balance.

British Politics and the EnvironmentBritish Politics and the Environment



Mrs Thatcherappointed anew and more sympathetic environment secretary, and chaireda cabinet committeeset up to produce the ... Itisa portrait of environmental politics in Britain duringthe 1980s, a time ofgreat change inBritish society.

Author: John McCormick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134060016

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Page: 212

View: 713

Britain has an immense range of environmental law and the reputation for largely ignoring it. John McCormick describes the fascinating story of the political growth of that law, and the pressures, the compromises, the parliamentary and civil service opportunism that allowed the edifice to grow over the greater part of a century. He tells the story of the absolute change in political climate over the last ten years and deciphers the nature of Thatcher's ''conversion'' to greenery. He explains why everyone who cared about the environment became embattled and, above all, how the old methods of sensible compromise were banished, probably for ever, not least because of the government's obsession with secrecy. What, then, are the new political means of compelling change on a reluctant parliament? Everything is at stake from welfare to water, from forests to fishing. Where are we now? What are the likely pressures, both internal and from Europe and the rest of the world, to make Britain pass more environmentally sound laws and, perhaps more importantly, to observe them? McCormick provides a gripping picture of the central issues, of the system and of the battleground. Originally published in 1991