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Environmental Values in a Globalizing World

Nature, Justice and Governance, 1st Edition

By Ian Lowe, Jouni Paavola


254 pages

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This multidisciplinary volume presents a refreshing new approach to environmental values in the global age. it investigates the challenges that globalization poses to traditional environmental values in general as well as in politics and international governance.

Divided into five parts, the book investigates how environmental values could be reconceived in a globalizing world.

Part I explores contemporary environmental values and their implications for a globalizing world.

Part II examines the development of Western and Eastern environmental values

Part III discusses contemporary environmental politics

Part IV examines how values inform environmental governance and how governance solutions influence which values are realised

Part V concludes the volume with two different views of the prospects of environmental values in a globalising world.

This study will be of great interest to students and researchers studying the environment in philosophy, political science, international relations, international environment law, environmental studies and development studies.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction 1. Environmental Values in a Globalising World Jouni Paavola and Ian Lowe Part 2: Environmental Values and the Nation State 2. Globalisation and the Environment: Endgame or a ‘New Renaissance’? Andrew Brennan 3. Environmental Values, Nationalism, Global Citizenship and the Common Heritage of Humanity Robin Attfield 4. The Enchantments and Disenchantments of Nature: Implications for Consumption in a Globalised World Kate Soper 5. Relational Resonance with Nature: The Confucian Vision Julia Tao Part 3: Globalisation, Values and Environmental Politics 6. Global Liberalism, Environmentalism, and the Changing Boundaries of the Political: Karl Polanyi’s Insights John M. Meyer 7. Reconceiving Environmental Justice: Global Movements and Political Theories David Schlosberg 8. Environmental Values in a Globalising World: The Case of China Paul G. Harris Part 4: Environmental Governance and Values 9. Interdependence, Pluralism and Globalisation: Implications for Environmental Governance Jouni Paavola 10. The Climate Change Regime: De Jure and De Facto Commitment to Sustainable Development Joyeeta Gupta 11. Diplomacy and Governance for Sustainability in a Partially Globalised World Bo Kjellén 12. International Environmental Governance - The Story So Far Peter Bridgewater and Celia Bridgewater Part 5: Conclusions 13. Assuming 'Responsibility for Our Rose' Jim Dator 14. Environmental Values in the Globalising World: Grounds for Cautious Optimism Ian Lowe

About the Authors

Jouni Paavola is Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, University of East Anglia, and Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics and Society.

Ian Lowe is Emeritus Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Griffith University in Brisbane, President of Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences and a former Director of Australia’s Commission for the Future.

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Challenges of Globalisation

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy