This book provides systematic coverage of the key concepts in the study of environmental politics; the evolution of environmental thinking; the national and international actors involved in environmental policy; and a selection of specific environmental problems including their causes, the challenges and results of addressing them to date.
John McCormick is Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA, and is author of a number of Red Globe Press's bestselling books in politics, including Comparative Government and Politics (with Rod Hague and Martin Harrop), Understanding the European Union and European Union Politics.
Introduction.- 1. Understanding Key Concepts.- 2. Perspectives on the Environment.- 3. The Dynamics of Environmental Policy.- 4. Actors at the State Level.- 5. Actors at the International Level.- 6. Air Pollution: Few Sources, Many Effects.- 7. Water: Quantity vs. Quality.- 8. Natural Resources: Forests, Oceans and Fisheries.- 9. Waste: A Failure of Consumer Society.- 10. Biodiversity: Species, Genes and Ecology.- 11. Energy: The Slow Road to Renewables.- 12. Climate Change: The Ultimate Global Test.