Comparative Environmental Regionalism focuses on environmental governance as a key issue of analysis to provide an important new conceptualisation of 'region' and regional power.
Examining both interregionalism and regional integration, the book goes beyond the traditional study of micro-regions within the EU to examine regions and regional institutions across Asia, Africa and the Americas. The focus on forms of governance allows a consideration of the variety of processes and mechanisms developed to deal with collective issues in addition to formal institutional cooperation.
Using globally based case studies, Comparative Environmental Regionalism will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental and regional politics, and international relations.
Table of Contents
1. Researching Comparative Regional Environmental Governance: Causes, Cases and Consequences Lorraine Elliott and Shaun Breslin 2. European Union Environmental Policy John Vogler 3. Pan-European Environmental Cooperation: Achievements and Limitations of the "Environment for Europe" Process Ralf Nordbeck 4. East Asia and Sub-Regional Diversity: Initiatives, Institutions and Identity Lorraine Elliott 5. South Asia, its Environment and Regional Institutions Ashok Swain 6. Sub-Saharan Africa: Fragmented Environmental Governance without Regional Integration Daniel Compagnon, Fanny Florémont and Isabelle Lamaud 7. The Middle East and North Africa: Sub-Regional Environmental Cooperation as a Security Issue Dora Kulauzov and Alexios Antypas 8. Under Construction: Debating the Region in South America Kathryn Hochstetler 9. The North American Case Debora L. VanNijnatten
Lorraine Elliott is Professor, Department of International Relations, Australian National University. She has published books on environmental politics with Manchester University Press and Palgrave Macmillan.
Shaun Breslin is Professor, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick. He is co-editor of The Pacific Review. He has published several books on Chinese politics and is a board member for international peer-reviewed journals from Blackwell, Taylor and Francis and Cambridge University Press (amongst others).