Global Environmental Governance

Global Environmental Governance

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Global Environmental Governance addresses the new generation of twenty-first century environmental problems and the challenges they pose for management and governance at the local, national, and global levels. Centered on the relationships among environmental change, economic forces, and political governance, the series explores the role of international institutions and instruments, national and sub-federal governments, private sector firms, scientists, and civil society, and provides a comprehensive body of progressive analyses on one of the world's most contentious international issues.

  • International Environmental Cooperation: Participation in International Environmental Agreements book cover

    International Environmental Cooperation

    Participation in International Environmental Agreements, 1st Edition

    By Chenaz B. Seelarbokus

    Why do nation states participate differentially in International Environmental Agreements (IEAs), and how can we achieve greater international environmental cooperation through enhanced participation in IEAs? Drawing upon the basic tenets of Realism and Liberalism, and using regression analyses,…

    Hardback – 2019-04-01 
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  • The Global Governance of Climate Change: G7, G20, and UN Leadership book cover

    The Global Governance of Climate Change

    G7, G20, and UN Leadership, 1st Edition

    By John J. Kirton, Ella Kokotsis

    Climate change control has risen to the top of the international agenda. Failed efforts, centred in the United Nations, to allocate responsibility have resulted in a challenge now reaching crisis stage. John J. Kirton and Ella Kokotsis analyse the generation and effectiveness of four decades of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-13
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  • The Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Institutional Change and Structural Constraints book cover

    The Global Governance of Genetic Resources

    Institutional Change and Structural Constraints, 1st Edition

    By Florian Rabitz

    Multi-institutional governance architectures are increasingly common in world politics, yet how do they evolve over time? This book develops a fresh conceptual approach by distinguishing two main types of institutional change and by proposing the strategic context within which governments make…

    Hardback – 2017-05-04
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  • Governing Global Biodiversity: The Evolution and Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity book cover

    Governing Global Biodiversity

    The Evolution and Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Philippe G. Le Prestre

    Predictions about the success of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are pessimistic. It has now become commonplace to bemoan the scope, ambition, and deeply political nature of a convention that addresses issues ranging from ecosystems protection to the exploitation of genetic resources,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30
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  • Renewable Energy Policy Convergence in the EU: The Evolution of Feed-in Tariffs in Germany, Spain and France book cover

    Renewable Energy Policy Convergence in the EU

    The Evolution of Feed-in Tariffs in Germany, Spain and France, 1st Edition

    By David Jacobs

    This book examines the coordination of renewable energy policies in the European Union using an innovative theoretical approach to explain national policy making. David Jacobs asks, why are national support instruments for electricity from renewable energy sources converging, even though the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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  • Governing Global Desertification: Linking Environmental Degradation, Poverty and Participation book cover

    Governing Global Desertification

    Linking Environmental Degradation, Poverty and Participation, 1st Edition

    By Pierre Marc Johnson

    Edited by Karel Mayrand

    Desertification affects 70 per cent of the world's arable lands in more than 100 countries. Inextricably linked to poverty, it is estimated that the livelihood of 250 million people are directly affected while another billion living in rural drylands are threatened by this phenomenon. This volume…

    Paperback – 2016-12-22
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  • The EU as International Environmental Negotiator book cover

    The EU as International Environmental Negotiator

    1st Edition

    By Tom Delreux

    Delreux examines how the EU functions when it participates in international environmental negotiations. In particular, this book looks at the internal EU decision-making process with regard to international negotiations that lead to multilateral environmental agreements. By studying eight such…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • Hard Choices, Soft Law: Voluntary Standards in Global Trade, Environment and Social Governance book cover

    Hard Choices, Soft Law

    Voluntary Standards in Global Trade, Environment and Social Governance, 1st Edition

    By John J. Kirton, Michael J. Trebilcock

    An important read for academics and policy-makers alike, Hard Choices, Soft Law asserts that voluntary standards, or 'soft' law, are an important supplement to international law in a number of areas. This key work firstly outlines the approach taken to combining soft and hard law and trade,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • Africa's Health Challenges: Sovereignty, Mobility of People and Healthcare Governance book cover

    Africa's Health Challenges

    Sovereignty, Mobility of People and Healthcare Governance, 1st Edition

    By Andrew F. Cooper, Hany Besada

    Edited by John J. Kirton

    This volume addresses the ideational and policy-oriented challenges of Africa’s health governance due to voluntary and involuntary cross-border migration of people and diseases in a growing 'mobile Africa'. The collected set of specialized contributions in this volume examines how national and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
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  • Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading: Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility? book cover

    Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading

    Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility?, 1st Edition

    By Jon Birger Skjærseth, Per Ove Eikeland

    The European Union (EU) aims to put Europe on track toward a low-carbon economy. In this striking challenge, the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has been singled out as the Union’s key climate policy instrument, ultimately aimed as a model for a global carbon market. The learning effect of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
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  • The Legitimacy of International Regimes book cover

    The Legitimacy of International Regimes

    1st Edition

    By Helmut Breitmeier

    How legitimate are outcomes, outputs and impacts of global environmental regimes? Can non-state actors contribute to improve the output- and input-oriented legitimacy of global environmental governance? Helmut Breitmeier responds to these questions, balancing the volume with both theoretical and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • Moving Health Sovereignty in Africa: Disease, Governance, Climate Change book cover

    Moving Health Sovereignty in Africa

    Disease, Governance, Climate Change, 1st Edition

    By Andrew F. Cooper, Hany Besada

    Edited by John J. Kirton

    Today’s era of intense globalization has unleashed dynamic movements of people, pathogens, and pests that overwhelm the static territorial jurisdictions on which the governance provided by sovereign states and their formal intergovernmental institutions is based. This world of movement calls for…

    Hardback – 2014-09-29
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  • Global Energy Governance in a Multipolar World book cover

    Global Energy Governance in a Multipolar World

    1st Edition

    By Dries Lesage, Thijs Van de Graaf

    Multipolar governance permits a number of important states to have significantly more economic and political clout than others, but among them there is hardly any hierarchy. The new energy challenge, with its intricate socio-economic, ecological and international-political considerations, is a…

    Hardback – 2010-03-28
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  • Environmental Skepticism: Ecology, Power and Public Life book cover

    Environmental Skepticism

    Ecology, Power and Public Life, 1st Edition

    By Peter J. Jacques

    'Environmental skepticism' describes the viewpoint that major environmental problems are either unreal or unimportant. In other words, environmental skepticism holds that environmental problems, especially global ones, are inauthentic. Peter Jacques describes, both empirically and historically,…

    Hardback – 2009-03-28
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  • Innovation in Global Health Governance: Critical Cases book cover

    Innovation in Global Health Governance

    Critical Cases, 1st Edition

    By Andrew F. Cooper

    Analyzing twenty-first century innovations in global health governance, this volume addresses questions of pandemics, essential medicines and disease eradication through detailed case studies of critical and rapidly spreading infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and SARS and 'lifestyle' illnesses…

    Hardback – 2009-03-28
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  • Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics: Comparative and International Perspectives book cover

    Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics

    Comparative and International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Henrik Selin

    Edited by Miranda A. Schreurs

    Environmental and energy policies have become increasingly significant in European and North American politics. This fascinating book uses a wide range of case studies that embrace climate change, product standards, chemical regulations, renewable energy policies, food safety and…

    Hardback – 2009-02-28
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  • Governing Agrobiodiversity: Plant Genetics and Developing Countries book cover

    Governing Agrobiodiversity

    Plant Genetics and Developing Countries, 1st Edition

    By Regine Andersen

    Plant genetic diversity is crucial to the breeding of food crops and is therefore a central precondition for food security. Diverse genetic resources provide the genetic traits required to deal with crop pests and diseases, as well as changing climate conditions. Plant genetic diversity is also…

    Hardback – 2008-07-28
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  • The Social Construction of Climate Change: Power, Knowledge, Norms, Discourses book cover

    The Social Construction of Climate Change

    Power, Knowledge, Norms, Discourses, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mary E. Pettenger

    Individuals, international organizations and states are calling for the world to confront climate change. Efforts such as the Kyoto Protocol have produced intractable disputes and are deemed inadequate. This volume adopts two constructivist perspectives - norm-centred and discourse - to explore the…

    Hardback – 2007-06-28
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  • Governing Global Health: Challenge, Response, Innovation book cover

    Governing Global Health

    Challenge, Response, Innovation, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Cooper

    Edited by John Kirton

    Recently global health issues have leapt to the forefront of the international agenda and are now an everyday concern around the world. The war for global health is clearly being lost on many fronts and the massive body count is mounting fast. Re-emerging diseases such as polio and tuberculosis,…

    Hardback – 2007-05-08
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  • Bilateral Ecopolitics: Continuity and Change in Canadian-American Environmental Relations book cover

    Bilateral Ecopolitics

    Continuity and Change in Canadian-American Environmental Relations, 1st Edition

    By Philippe Le Prestre, Peter Stoett

    The context in which environmental policy decision-making occurs has changed, resulting from widening environmental problems, increased demands from groups and citizens, continuing pressure on the continent's resources and normative shifts. The complexity of current issues is related to an even…

    Hardback – 2006-08-28
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  • A World Environment Organization: Solution or Threat for Effective International Environmental Governance? book cover

    A World Environment Organization

    Solution or Threat for Effective International Environmental Governance?, 1st Edition

    By Frank Biermann

    Edited by Steffen Bauer

    In recent years, the debate on the establishment of a new international agency on environmental protection - a 'World Environment Organization' - has gained substantial momentum. Several countries, including France and Germany, as well as a number of leading experts and senior international civil…

    Hardback – 2005-01-18
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