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Green Planet Blues: Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics



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This collection of classic and new essays on global environmental politics explores current environmental controversies from a variety of perspectives and value orientations.

Author Biography

Ken Conca is associate professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland and director of the Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda. Geoffrey D. Dabelko is director of the Environmental Change and Security Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Four Decades of Global Environmental Politicsp. 1
The Debate at Stockholmp. 15
The Limits to Growthp. 25
Environment and development: The case of the developing Countriesp. 30
The tragedy of the Commonsp. 38
No Tragedy on the Commonsp. 46
Ecology and the Structure of the International Systemp. 55
Rethinking the Ecology-Soverignty debatep. 65
Environment and Globalization: Five Propositionsp. 76
Fight for the Forestp. 94
Kenya's Green Militant: An Interview with Wangarei Muta Maathaip. 99
Globalization, Global Alliances, and the Narmada Movementp. 106
Institutions of Global Environmental Governancep. 117
Governance with Multilateral Environmental Agreements: A Healthy or III-Equipped Fragmentation?p. 126
Moving Forward by Looking Back: Learning from UNEP's Historyp. 143
A Participatory Approach to Strategic Planningp. 161
The Evolution of the Trade and Environment Debate at the WTOp. 168
Has Foreign Aid Been Greened?p. 177
Report and Findings on the Qinghai Project: Executive Summary, World Bank Inspection Panelp. 193
The Sustain Ability Debatep. 199
Towards Sustainable Development, World Commission on Environment and Developmentp. 207
Whose Common Future?p. 218
Sustainable Development: A Critical Reviewp. 224
Expanding the Capital Stockp. 237
Shifting the Pain: World's Resources Feed California's Growing Appetitep. 243
From Ecological Conflict to Environmental Security?p. 247
Demography, Environment, and Civil Strifep. 256
Sudan: Conflict and the Environment, United Nations Environment Programmep. 267
The Case Against Linking Environmental Degradation and National Securityp. 279
The Violence of Developmentp. 290
An Uncommon Peace: Environment, Development, and the Global Security Agendap. 292
Ecological Justicep. 307
Two Agendas on Amazon Development, Coordinating Body for the Indigenous Peoples' Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA)p. 316
A Voice for the Forest and Its Peoplep. 323
Coercing Conservationp. 326
The Relationship Between Climate Change and Human Rights, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rightsp. 338
Indexp. 353
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