Global Environmental Politics provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues dominating this fast-moving field. Going beyond the issue of climate change, the text also introduces readers to the pressing issues of desertification, trade in hazardous waste, biodiversity protection, whaling, acid rain, ozone-depletion, water consumption, and over-fishing. Importantly, the text pays particular attention to the interactions between environmental politics and other governance issues, such as gender, trade, development, health, agriculture, and security. Adopting an analytical approach, the text explores and evaluates a wide variety of political perspectives, testing assumptions and equipping readers with the necessary tools to develop their own arguments and, ultimately, inspiring new research endeavours in this diverse field.
Keywords:climate change, desertification, hazardous waste, biodiversity protection, whaling, acid rain, ozone-depletion, water consumption, over-fishing
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- Front Matter
- Part 1 Defining global environmental issues
- Part 2 Actors and interests
- Part 3 Bargaining over the environment
- Part 4 Institutions and policies
- Part 5 Cross-cutting issues
- End Matter