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The Global Environment
Institutions, Law, and Policy

Fourth Edition


© 2015 | 440 pages | CQ Press
The new edition of this award-winning volume reflects the latest events in global environmental politics and sustainable development while providing balanced coverage of the key institutions, environmental issues, treaties, and policies. The volume has been reorganized to better highlight global environmental institutions, major state and non-state actors, and includes an expanded set of cases such as climate change, biodiversity, hazardous chemicals, ozone layer depletion, nuclear energy and resource consumption. Based on reviewer feedback from faculty and students, the new edition broadens coverage of the growing global environmental agenda and explores the relationships between states, NGOs, and international organizations.
Regina S. Axelrod and Stacy D. VanDeveer
1. Introduction: Governing the Global Environment
 
Part I. International Environmental Actors and Institutions
Kate O'Neill
2. Architects, Agitators, and Entrepreneurs: International and Nongovernmental Organizations in Global Environmental Politics
Jacqueline Peel
3. International Law and the Protection of the Global Environment
David Leonard Downie
4. International Environmental Regimes and the Success of Global Ozone Policy
Michael G. Faure and Jurgen Lefevere
5. Compliance with Global Environmental Policy: Climate Change and Ozone Layer Cases
 
Part II. Big Players in Global Environmental Policymaking
Elizabeth R. DeSombre
6. Domestic Sources of U.S. Unilateralism
Regina S. Axelrod and Miranda A. Schreurs
7. Environmental Policy Making and Global Leadership in the European Union
Joanna I. Lewis and Kelly Sims Gallagher
8. Energy and Environment in China: National and Global Challenges
Adil Najam
9. The View from the South: Developing Countries in Global Environmental Politics
 
Part III. Cases, Controversies, and Challenges
Michele M. Betsill
10. International Climate Change Policy: Complex Multilevel Governance
Henrik Selin
11. Global Politics and Policy on Hazardous Chemicals
G. Kristin Rosendal
12. Global Biodiversity Governance: Genetic Resources, Species, and Ecosystems
Regina S. Axelrod
13. Democracy and the Global Nuclear Renaissance: From the Czech Republic to Fukushima
Daniel C. Esty
14. Free Trade and Environmental Protection
Stacy D. VanDeveer
15. Consumption, Commodity Chains, and Global and Local Environments

This is a good source of information for students studying environmental protection. It is essential to have a good understanding of international law and policy in this area.

Mr Phil Gilbert
Department of Health and Applied Soci, University of The West of England
September 22, 2016

Nice structure covering the actors and players and covering some great examples and cases for discussion! Will be using it in my Environmental Protection module.

Professor Iseult Lynch
Schl of Geog, Earth & Env'l Sciences, Birmingham University
July 20, 2016

Great introductory work! Great lecturer service!

Mr Wolfgang Gruber
Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna
March 16, 2015

This book is an essential resource for a new module at undergraduate level, 'Environments of Social Policy'. The syllabus includes Global Public Health, Global Policy and the Environment, and Sustainability. This is an excellent easily accessible text which has been updated to cover present day issues.

Mrs Ruth Hopkins
Health and Human Sciences, Swansea University
October 20, 2014

An excellent overview for both undergraduate and postgraduate students on policy making in the field of environment and sustainability. A useful update for a rapidly changing field and written in a highly accessible format. This book has been added to the reading list for undergraduate Marine Resources course and as a postgrad resource for individual students.

Dr Tavis Potts
Ecology , Scottish Association for Marine Science (University of Highlands and Islands)
July 17, 2014
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Two brand new chapters on key issues such as global biodiversity cooperation and the many roles of international organizations and NGOs in global environmental governance.
  • All essays are updated with fresh case material, examples, and interpretations, with several substantially rewritten, including those on environment and trade, the global nuclear renaissance in the wake of Fukushima, and ozone layer cooperation.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Fifteen essays written for the book by leading lights in the field provide historical and institutional context, synthesize the latest scholarship for a student audience, and make sense of the latest trends.
  • The volume includes excellent maps, tables, and figures show the latest data and trends, as well as a useful list of acronyms and a chronology of global environmental policy institutions.

Sample Materials & Chapters

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ISBN: 9781452241456