Global Ecopolitics: Crisis, Governance, and Justice, Second Edition

By Peter J. Stoett
with Shane Mulligan

© 2019

Despite sporadic news coverage of extreme weather events, high-level climate change diplomacy, special UN days of celebration, and popular media references to impending ecological collapse, most students are not exposed to the detailed presentation and analysis of the international relations and diplomacy of environmental policy-making.

Comprehensive and accessibly written for first-year or second-year undergraduates, the second edition of Global Ecopolitics provides students with a panoramic view of the policymakers and the structuring bodies involved in the creation of environmental policies. Detailing a considerable amount of environmental activity since its initial 2012 publication, this up-to-date second edition uses an applicable framework of systemic analysis and important case studies that push students to form their own conclusions about past efforts, present needs, and future directions.

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  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Illustrations: 20
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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This book introduces students to the complex policy dilemmas related to solving global environmental problems today.

Global Ecopolitics: Crisis, Governance, and Justice, Second Edition

By Peter J. Stoett
with Shane Mulligan

© 2019

Despite sporadic news coverage of extreme weather events, high-level climate change diplomacy, special UN days of celebration, and popular media references to impending ecological collapse, most students are not exposed to the detailed presentation and analysis of the international relations and diplomacy of environmental policy-making.

Comprehensive and accessibly written for first-year or second-year undergraduates, the second edition of Global Ecopolitics provides students with a panoramic view of the policymakers and the structuring bodies involved in the creation of environmental policies. Detailing a considerable amount of environmental activity since its initial 2012 publication, this up-to-date second edition uses an applicable framework of systemic analysis and important case studies that push students to form their own conclusions about past efforts, present needs, and future directions.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Higher Education
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Illustrations: 20
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Peter J. Stoett is Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute Of Technology.

    Shane Mulligan is an environmental consultant and policy researcher based in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario.
  • Table of contents

    List of Acronyms 
    Preface to the Second Edition  
    Acknowledgments

    1. Planetary Anxiety and Collective Dilemmas 
    Sovereignty, Global Governance, and Public Goods 
    Shades of Green 
    The Crosscutting Dilemma: Our Growing Numbers 
    War, Conflict, and Ecology 
    Delving Deeper into Global Ecopolitics 

    2. International Arrangements: Actors and Effectiveness 
    Multi-Scaled Adaptive Governance 
    Individuals and Communities 
    Governments and Governance 
    International Law and Institutions 
    Wicked Problems: Measuring Effectiveness in International Arrangements 

    3. Conserving Biodiversity and Wildlife 
    Rising Concerns: The Historical Context 
    The Convention on Biological Diversity 
    The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna 
    Redefining the Wealth of Nations 

    4. Deforestation and Land Degradation 
    Deforestation 
    The International Tropical Timber Agreement 
    Desertification 
    The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification 
    Taking Root 

    5. Air Pollution and Climate Change 
    Atmospheric Pollution 
    The Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) 
    The Ozone Layer Arrangement 
    The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change  
    Deep Breaths 

    6. Blue Peril: Oceans and Rivers 
    The Poles 
    The Oceans Crises 
    UNCLOS 
    Freshwater Scarcity 
    The Veins of Life: Shared River Arrangements
    Surviving the Tides 

    7. Trade and the Global Environment
    Toxic Trade 
    The Basel Convention on Trade in Hazardous Substances 
    The WTO and the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) 
    Toward Ethical Investments 

    8. Governance Gaps and Green Goals 
    Invasive Alien Species  
    Nanotechnology 
    Global Tourism 
    Food Security 
    A Global Energy Strategy? 
    Our Plastic World  
    Conclusion: Fatigue or Momentum? 

    9. Concluding Thoughts toward a Humane Global Ecopolitics   
    Moving From Angst to Resolve 
    Afterword: What Can You Do? 
     
    References 
    Index 

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