International Environmental Politics (Sage Library of International Relations)

International Environmental Politics (Sage Library of International Relations)

By: Ronald B. Mitchell (editor)Hardback

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International environmental politics is an important component of both current scholarship in, and the curricula of, departments of international relations, international studies, and political science in the United States and around the world. These four volumes bring together the very strongest writings from the scholarly literature on the increasingly important topic of international environmental politics, selected from a diverse range of disciplines and publications. The collection sheds light on the political sources of global environmental problems, the processes by which states negotiate solutions to them, and the efforts of international institutions to address them. Part 1 covers global environmental problems and their sources. Part 2 covers international environmental agenda setting and policy formation. Part 3 covers the effects of international environmental institutions. Part 4 covers international environmental issues and international environmental debates.

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About Author

Ronald Mitchell is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oregon. His book Intentional Oil Pollution at Sea: Environmental Policy and Treaty Compliance won the 1995 Sprout Award from the International Studies Association for the best book on international environmental issues. His most recent book is Global Environmental Assessments: Information and Influence, edited with William C. Clark, David Cash, and Nancy M. Dickson and published by MIT Press. He has published numerous articles and chapters in edited volumes. He teaches courses on international relations, international environmental politics, and international organization.

Contents

Part 1: International Environmental Problems and their Sources Overview of the problems Global change and the earth system: a planet under pressure - Will Steffen, Angelina Sanderson, Peter Tyson, Jill Jager, Pamela Matson, Berrien Moore III, Frank Oldfield, Katherine Richardson, John Schellnhuber, B.L. Turner II, and Robert Wasson Sustainability science - Robert W. Kates et al Entering the century of the environment: a new social contract for science. - Jane Lubchenco The long-term development of global environmental risk management: conclusions and implications for the future - Josee van Eijndhoven, William C. Clark, and Jill Jager Basic structural forces The IPAT equation and its variants: changing views of technology and environmental impact. - Marian R. Chertow Population An essay on the principle of population - T. R. Malthus Optimum human population size - Gretchen Daily, Anne H. Ehrlich, and Paul Ehrlich Tragedy of the Commons The tragedy of the commons - Garrett Hardin Common-pool resources and international environmental politics - J. Samuel Barkin and George E. Shambaugh Reformulating the commons - Elinor Ostrom Development and capacity Economic growth and the environment - Gene M. Grossman and Allen B. Krueger Capacity development for the environment: broadening the focus - Ambuj D. Sagar and Stacy D. van Deveer Human values Sustainability values, attitudes, and behaviors: a review of multinational and global trends - Anthony A. Leiserowitz, Robert W. Kates, and Thomas M. Parris The shallow and the deep, long-range ecology movement: a summary - Arne Naess Movements, networks, hierarchies: a gender perspective on global environmental governance - Charlotte Bretherton Large scale forces Rethinking the ecology-sovereignty debate - Ken Conca Towards a political economy of global environmental governance - Peter Newell Understanding global environmental politics: domination, accumulation, resistance - Matthew Paterson Part 2: International environmental agenda setting and policy formation Background on global environmental diplomacy The structuring of a world environmental regime, 1870-1990 - John W. Meyer, David John Frank, Ann Hironaka, Evan Schofer, and Nancy Brandon Tuma International environmental agreements: a survey of their features, formation, and effects - Ronald B. Mitchell Appraising the earth summit - Peter M. Haas, Marc A. Levy, and Edward A. Parson Perspectives on the Johannesburg Summit - James Gustave Speth Determinants of success in institutional creation and of institutional design Overview of influences on negotiations The formation of international regimes: hypotheses and cases - Gail Osherenko and Oran R. Young The interest-based explanation of international environmental policy - Detlef Sprinz and Tapani Vaahtoranta Transnational cooperation dilemmas - Scott Barrett Self-interest and environmental management - Kenneth A. Oye and James M. Maxwell Specific influences: Powerful states The USA and global environmental policy: domestic constraints on effective leadership - Glen Sussman Baptists and bootleggers for the environment: the origins of United States unilateral sanctions - Elizabeth DeSombre Specific influences: Developing states The view from the South: developing countries in global environmental politics - Adil Najam Specific influences: Scientists Information and influence - Ronald B. Mitchell, William C. Clark, and David W. Cash Specific influences: NGOs NGO influence in international environmental negotiations: a framework for analysis - Michele M. Betsill and Elisabeth Corell Specific influences: leaders: Political leadership and regime formation: on the development of institutions in international society - Oran R. Young Alternatives to international agreements Environmental activism and world civic politics - Paul Wapner The privatization of global environmental governance: ISO 14000 and the developing world - Jennifer Clapp Private governance and the South: lessons from global forest politics - Philipp Pattberg Part 3: The effects of international environmental institutions Effectiveness as a concept The effect of international environmental institutions: how we might learn more - Thomas Bernauer One question, two answers - Arild Underdal Factors that influence institutional effectiveness The effectiveness of international environmental regimes - Oran R. Young and Marc A. Levy Assessing the record and designing strategies to engage countries - Harold K. Jacobson and Edith Brown Weiss Do regimes matter? Epistemic communities and Mediterranean pollution control - Peter M. Haas Institutional interaction in global environmental governance: the case of the Cartagena Protocol and the World Trade Organization - Sebastian Oberthor and Thomas Gehring Methodology Empirical research on international environmental policy: designing qualitative case studies - Ronald B. Mitchell and Thomas Bernauer The Oslo-Potsdam solution to measuring regime effectiveness: critique, response, and the road ahead - Jon Hovi, Detlef F. Sprinz, and Arild Underdal Part 4: International environmental issues and international environmental debates Issues Climate change Fourth Assessment Report Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report Summary for Policymakers - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Globalization, vulnerability to climate change, and perceived injustice - Bradley C. Parks and J. Timmons Roberts Ozone Depletion The theoretical and practical significance of the ozone regime - Edward A. Parson Deforestation The environmental challenge to loggers in the Asia-Pacific: corporate practices in informal regimes of governance - Peter Dauvergne Biodiversity Domestic institutions and international regulatory cooperation: comparative responses to the Convention on Biological Diversity - Kal Raustiala Hazardous Waste Trade Seeping through the regulatory cracks: the international transfer of toxic waste - Jennifer Clapp Fisheries Unilateralism and multilateralism in international fisheries management - J. Samuel Barkin and Elizabeth DeSombre Rhine Reducing pollution of the Rhine River: the influence of international cooperation - Thomas Bernauer and Peter Moser European Union The European Union as an environmental governance system - Regina S. Axelrod, Norman J. Vig, and Miranda A. Schreurs Whaling Whalers, cetologists, environmentalists and the international management of whaling - M. J. Peterson Marine Pollution Regime design matters: intentional oil pollution and treaty compliance - Ronald B. Mitchell LRTAP Assessing the effectiveness of international environmental agreements: the case of the 1985 Helsinki Protocol - Evan Ringquist and Tatiana Kostadinova Debates World Environment Organization Toward a World Environment Organization: reflections upon a vital debate - Steve Charnovitz Addressing the global governance deficit - Peter M. Haas Free Trade and the Environment Bridging the trade-environment divide - Daniel C. Esty Beyond pollution havens - David Wheeler Environmental Security Armed conflict and the environment: a critique of the literature - Nils Petter Gleditsch The environment and violent conflict - Daniel M. Schwartz, Tom Deligiannis, and Thomas Homer-Dixon Sustainable Development From one earth to one world: an overview by the World Commission on Environment and Development - World Commission on Environment and Development The chimera of "sustainable development" - Wilfred Beckerman Sustainable development and Agenda 21: the secular bible of global free markets and pluralist democracy - Timothy Doyle International Financial Institutions and the Environment Delegation to international organizations: agency theory and World Bank environmental reform - Daniel L. Nielson and Michael J. Tierney Concluding section The sovereignty of nature? environmental protection in a postmodern age - Paul Wapner 'Earth system governance' as a crosscutting theme of global change research - Frank Biermann

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/10/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412930055
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1592
  • ID: 9781412930055
  • ISBN10: 1412930057

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