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Politics and the Environmenthas established itself as the most comprehensive textbook in this area. This new edition has been completely revised and updated whilst retaining the features and the theory to practice focus which made the first two editions so successful. This text is designed to introduce students to the key concepts and issues which surround environmental problems and their political solutions. The authors investigate the people, movements and organisations that form and implement these policies, and explore the barriers which hinder successful introduction of international environmental politics. This new edition has been expanded to include: The shift in focus in environmental politics from sustainable development to climate change governance Far more material on climate change including institutional, national and global responses in the aftermath of the Kyoto protocol An increased international focus with more case studies from the UK, Europe, Australia and North America More discussion of global environmental social movements including the US environmental organisations, in particular the Green Party and the environmental justice groups There is an additional co-author for this edition, David Benson from the University of East Anglia This textbook is an invaluable and accessible resource for undergraduates studying environmental politics.
James Connelly is Professor of Politics at the University of Hull. Graham Smith is Professor of Politics at the University of Southampton. David Benson is a Lecturer in Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. Clare Saunders is a Senior Lecturer in Politics International Relations at the University of Southampton.
Table of Contents
|Environmental Thought and Action||p. 13|
|Introduction to Part I||p. 14|
|Environmental philosophy||p. 17|
|Reasoning about nature and the environment||p. 18|
|Three moral traditions and the environment||p. 21|
|The nature of value and the value of nature||p. 31|
|Duties to the human world||p. 34|
|Case study: Modifying nature||p. 47|
|Suggestions for further reading||p. 52|
|Green ideology||p. 54|
|Politics, ethics and the limits to growth||p. 56|
|Western political traditions and the emergence of a green ideology||p. 59|
|Sustainable development, ecological modernisation and beyond||p. 73|
|Case study: The principles and policies of the green political programme||p. 85|
|Suggestions for further reading||p. 91|
|Environmental movements||p. 94|
|Defining environmental movements||p. 95|
|Understanding the why, when and how of environmental movements||p. 99|
|The development of environmental movements||p. 102|
|Green parties||p. 108|
|Green consumerism||p. 122|
|Case study: The Camp for Climate Action||p. 128|
|Suggestions for further reading||p. 133|
|The Background to Environmental Policymaking||p. 137|
|Introduction to Part II||p. 138|
|Rationality and power in environmental decision making||p. 141|
|Collective action problems||p. 142|
|Public opinion and the issue attention cycle||p. 149|
|Complexity, uncertainty and bounded rationality||p. 152|
|Power and influence: setting the policy agenda||p. 156|
|Case study: Air pollution in the USA||p. 166|
|Suggestions for further reading||p. 170|
|Policy principles and instruments||p. 172|
|Policy principles||p. 174|
|Policy instruments||p. 178|
|Case study: Road congestion: The price to be paid?||p. 202|
|Suggestions for further reading||p. 209|
|Valuation of the environment||p. 211|
|Economic valuation of environmental interventions||p. 212|
|Environmental assessment||p. 227|
|Measuring sustainable development||p. 233|
|Case study: Weak and strong sustainability||p. 238|
|Suggestions for further reading||p. 242|
|Multi-Level Environmental Governance: From Global to Local||p. 245|
|Introduction to Part III||p. 246|
|Greening global governance||p. 249|
|The structure and operation of global environmental governance||p. 251|
|Legal frameworks and outputs||p. 251|
|The internationalisation of the environment: from Stockholm to Bali (via Rio)||p. 265|
|The international politics of sustainable development||p. 268|
|The international politics of climate change||p. 276|
|Case study: Deal or no deal? The Copenhagen Accord||p. 281|
|Suggestions for further reading||p. 285|
|The European Union and environmental integration||p. 287|
|The structure and operation of European environmental governance||p. 289|
|From the politics of environmental quality to the governance of climate change||p. 294|
|The politics of climate change||p. 302|
|Case study: Market trader: The EU as climate policy actor||p. 308|
|Suggestions for further reading||p. 311|
|Constructing the green state||p. 313|
|The structure and operation of national environmental governance||p. 315|
|Towards greener states?||p. 323|
|Case study: Up in the air? Australian emissions trading||p. 348|
|Suggestions for further reading||p. 351|
|Local environmental governance||p. 353|
|The structure and operation of local governance||p. 356|
|Changing patterns of local environmental governance||p. 361|
|Case study: Transnational networks for local government climate action||p. 373|
|Suggestions for further reading||p. 376|
|Concluding remarks: The future of environmental politics?||p. 379|
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