Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, 3rd Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2010-01-15
  • Publisher: Cq Pr

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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.

Author Biography

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

Prefacep. ix
Selected Acronyms in Global Environmental Policyp. xii
Global Environmental Policy: A Brief Chronologyp. xv
Contributorsp. xviii
Introduction: Governing the International Environmentp. 1
International Environmental Institutions and Regimes
Global Institutions and the Environment: An Evolutionary Perspectivep. 24
Environmental Protection in the Twenty-first Century: The Role of International Lawp. 48
Global Environmental Policy: Governance through Regimesp. 70
The Role of Environmental NGOs in International Regimesp. 92
Global Environmental Policy: Cases and Questions
International Climate Change Policy: Toward the Multilevel Governance of Global Warmingp. 111
Global Politics and Policy of Hazardous Chemicalsp. 132
Economic Integration and Environmental Protectionp. 155
Compliance with Global Environmental Policyp. 172
Implementing Global Policy: Cases and Controversies in Sustainable Development
The United States and Global Environmental Politics: Domestic Sources of U.S. Unilateralismp. 192
Environmental Policy Making in the European Unionp. 213
The View from the South: Developing Countries in Global Environmental Politicsp. 239
Energy and Environment in China: Achievements and Enduring Challengesp. 259
Democracy and Nuclear Power: The Czech Case and the Global Nuclear Renaissancep. 285
Consumption, Commodity Chains, and the Global Environmentp. 311
Indexp. 333
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