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The new edition of this award-winning volume reflects the latest events in the, climate crisis while providing balanced coverage of the key institutions, issues, laws, and policies in global environmental politics. Chapter authors provide crucial historical context even as they synthesize the latest scholarship for a student audience. All of the essays are written specifically for this volume. In addition three entirely new chapters, .each chapter is updated with new case material, maps, figures, examples, and interpretations. An updated list of acronyms and chronology of global environmental policy aid students in critical reading, review, and study. Book jacket.
Regina S. Axelrod is professor of political science and chair of the political science department at Adelphi University. She has published numerous articles and books on environmental and energy policy in the United States, the European Union, and Central Europe, including Environment, Energy, Public Policy: Toward a Rational Future and Conflict between Energy and Urban Environment She has lectured on nuclear power and the transition to democracy at Charles University, Prague, and the University of Budapest. She is an academic associate of the Atlantic Council and past president of the New York Political Science Association. Stacy D. VanDeveer is associate professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include international environmental policy making and its domestic impacts, environmental and security issues, and the role of expertise in policymaking. He has received research funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (MISTRA), among others. In addition to authoring and coauthoring numerous articles, book chapters, working papers, and reports, he is coeditor of Saving the Seas, EU Enlargement and the Environment, Changing Climates in North American Politics, Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics, and Comparative Environmental Politics (forthcoming). David Leonard Downie is director of environmental studies and associate professor of politics at Fairfield University. He has written extensively on global environmental politics and international relations, including, Northern Lights against POPs: Combating Toxic Threats in the Arctic, coedited with Terry Fenge. He previously taught courses in international environmental politics at Columbia University and served as director of the University's Earth Institute Fellows Program and as director of environmental policy studies at its School of International and Public Affairs.
Table of Contents
|Selected Acronyms in Global Environmental Policy||p. xii|
|Global Environmental Policy: A Brief Chronology||p. xv|
|Introduction: Governing the International Environment||p. 1|
|International Environmental Institutions and Regimes|
|Global Institutions and the Environment: An Evolutionary Perspective||p. 24|
|Environmental Protection in the Twenty-first Century: The Role of International Law||p. 48|
|Global Environmental Policy: Governance through Regimes||p. 70|
|The Role of Environmental NGOs in International Regimes||p. 92|
|Global Environmental Policy: Cases and Questions|
|International Climate Change Policy: Toward the Multilevel Governance of Global Warming||p. 111|
|Global Politics and Policy of Hazardous Chemicals||p. 132|
|Economic Integration and Environmental Protection||p. 155|
|Compliance with Global Environmental Policy||p. 172|
|Implementing Global Policy: Cases and Controversies in Sustainable Development|
|The United States and Global Environmental Politics: Domestic Sources of U.S. Unilateralism||p. 192|
|Environmental Policy Making in the European Union||p. 213|
|The View from the South: Developing Countries in Global Environmental Politics||p. 239|
|Energy and Environment in China: Achievements and Enduring Challenges||p. 259|
|Democracy and Nuclear Power: The Czech Case and the Global Nuclear Renaissance||p. 285|
|Consumption, Commodity Chains, and the Global Environment||p. 311|
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