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Chasek, Pamela S., 1961-
Global environmental politics / Pamela S. Chasek, David L. Downie, Janet Welsh Brown
5th ed
Boulder, CO : Westview Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  GE170 .C46 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Environmental policy
Environmental protection -- Political aspects
Environmentalism -- Political aspects
Physical Description xxx, 473 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-450) and index
Contents List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- List of acronyms -- Chronology -- 1. The emergence of global environmental politics -- Global macrotrends -- An introduction to global environmental politics -- International regimes in environmental politics -- Global environmental regimes -- Paradigm shifts and environmental politics -- Conclusion -- Discussion questions -- 2. Actors in the environmental arena -- Nation-state actors : roles and interests -- Intergovernmental organizations -- Multilateral financial institutions -- Regional and other multilateral organizations -- Nongovernmental organizations -- Corporations -- Treaty secretariats -- Conclusion -- Discussion questions -- 3. The development of environmental regimes : air pollution, hazardous wastes, and toxic chemicals -- Transboundary air pollution -- Hazardous waste -- Toxic chemicals -- Conclusion -- Discussion questions -- 4. The development of environmental regimes : stratospheric ozone and climate change -- Ozone depletion -- Climate change -- Conclusion -- Discussion questions -- 5. The development of environmental regimes : natural resources, species, and habitats -- Whaling -- International trade in endangered species -- Biodiversity loss -- Fisheries depletion -- Desertification -- Forests -- Conclusion -- Discussion questions -- 6. Effective environmental regimes : obstacles and opportunities -- Obstacles to creating strong environmental regimes -- Obstacles to effective national implementation and compliance with global environmental regimes -- Opportunities to improve compliance -- Increasing financial resources for implementing global environmental regimes -- Conclusion -- Discussion questions -- 7. Environmental politics, economics, and development -- North-South inequalities and the environment -- Environment and development -- Trade and the environment -- Conclusion -- Discussion questions -- 8. The future of global environmental polities -- Globalization and the global environment -- Global environmental governance -- Conclusion : the prospects for global environmental politics -- Discussion questions -- Notes -- Suggested readings -- Internet resources -- Glossary -- Index
Summary An overview of the environment and international politics, discussing the development of environmental regimes, environmental politics, environmental economics, and other related topics
Series Dilemmas in world politics
Alternate Author Downie, David Leonard
Brown, Janet Welsh

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