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The Global Environment

The Global Environment
Institutions, Law, and Policy

Fifth Edition
Edited by:

July 2019 | 480 pages | CQ Press
The new edition of this award-winning volume reflects the latest events in the in global environmental politics and sustainable development, while providing balanced coverage of the key institutions, environmental issues, treaties, and policies. The book highlights global environmental institutions, major state and non-state actors, and includes a wide range of cases such as climate change, biodiversity, hazardous chemicals, ozone layer depletion, nuclear energy and resource consumption. 
Selected Acronyms in Global Environmental Policy
Global Environmental Policy: A Brief Chronology
CHAPTER 1 • Governing the Global Environment
CHAPTER 2 • Architects, Agitators, and Entrepreneurs: International and Nongovernmental Organizations in Global Environmental Politics
CHAPTER 3 • International Law and the Protection of the Global Environment
CHAPTER 4 • International Environmental Regimes and the Success of Global Ozone Policy
CHAPTER 5 • Compliance with Global Environmental Policy: Climate Change and Ozone Layer Cases
CHAPTER 6 • Domestic Sources of U.S. Unilateralism
CHAPTER 7 • Promoting Environmental Protection in the European Union
CHAPTER 8 • How China’s Domestic Energy and Environmental Challenges Shape Its Global Engagement
CHAPTER 9 • The View from the South: Developing Countries in Global Environmental Politics
CHAPTER 10 • International Climate Change Policy: Complex Multilevel Governance
CHAPTER 11 • Global Politics and Policy on Hazardous Substances
CHAPTER 12 • Global Biodiversity Governance: Genetic Resources, Species, and Ecosystems
CHAPTER 13 • Democracy and the Global Nuclear Renaissance: From the Czech Republic to Fukushima
CHAPTER 14 • Free Trade and Environmental Protection
CHAPTER 15 • Consumption, Commodity Chains, and Global and Local Environments

“This is a comprehensive and very accessible, introductory textbook to Global Environmental Politics. It excels in that it nicely integrates Global Environmental Politics into broader International Relations arguments, while discussing the role of intergovernmental organizations and international cooperation for finding effective solutions to some of the most pressing environmental problems of our time.”

Patrick Bayer
University of Glasgow

The Global Environment is a strong and authoritative introductory text. The content is of the highest quality, written by an array of notable experts. The editors have done a fantastic job at arranging that multidisciplinary—and potentially unwieldy--content into a coherent framework. Readers will appreciate the clear prose.”

Michael Byron Nelson
Monmouth College

“I very much appreciate the comparative case study between Montreal and climate change.  The regime theory approach is also very useful, especially for my non-IR majors.”

Shannon M. Gibson
University of Southern California

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