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Handbook of Globalization and the Environment

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ISBN 9781574445534
Published February 5, 2007 by Routledge
616 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Proponents of globalization argue that it protects the global environment from degradation and promotes worldwide sustainable economic growth while opponents argue the exact opposite. Examining the local, national, and international impacts of globalization, the Handbook of Globalization and the Environment explores strategies and solutions that support healthy economic growth, protect the environment, and create a more equitable world.

The book sets the stage with coverage of global environmental issues and policies. It explores international sustainable development, the evolution of global warming policy, transborder air pollution, desertification, space and the global environment, and human right to water. Building on this foundation, the editors discuss global environmental organizations and institutions with coverage of the UN's role in globalization, the trade-environment nexus, the emergence of NGOs, and an analysis of the state of global environmental knowledge and awareness from an international and comparative perspective.

Emphasizing the effects of increasingly integrated global economy on the environment and society, the book examines environmental management and accountability. It addresses green procurement, provides an overview of U.S. environmental regulation and the current range of voluntary and mandatory pollution prevention mechanisms in use, explores a two-pronged approach to establishing a sustainable procurement model, and examines a collaborative community-based approach to environmental regulatory compliance. The book concludes with an analysis of controversial issues, such as eco-terrorism, North-South disputes, environmental justice, the promotion of economic growth through globalization in less developed countries, and the ability of scientists to communicate ideas so that policy makers can use science in decision making.

Table of Contents

Globalization and the Environment: An Introduction, K.V. Thai, D. Rahm, and J.D. Coggburn

Sustainable Development in an International Perspective , R. Prizzia
The Role of the Bureaucracy in European Global Warming Policy D.H. Davis
Transborder Air Pollution, Z.A. Smith and K.D. Taylor
Desertification, S. Bauer
The Environmental Frontier of Space, W.H. Lambright and A.Y. Ni
Human Rights to Water, Z.A. Smith and K.L. Ross

Global Environmental Governance, F. Biermann
The Role of the United Nations: From Stockholm to Johannesburg, L. Nelson
The World Trade Organization: Free Trade and Its Environmental Impacts, F. Zelli
United Nations Conferences and the Legitimization of Environmental NGOs, K. Farmbry and A. Manorahan
Global Academia: The State of Environmental Learning and Awareness, B.S. Steel and R.L. Warner

Government Green Procurement in the U.S.: An Approach to Meeting Global Environmental Challenges, J.D. Coggburn and D. Rahm
Environmental Management, L.E. Pasquale
Sustainable Waterfront Development in the Great Lakes Basin, W.A. Kellogg and E. Matheny
Getting Agricultural Productivity and Environmental Sustainability at the Same Time: What Matters, What Doesn't? E. Weber, M. Khalmirzaeva, M. Stephan, T. Lysak, and I. Esanov
Sustainability Issues in Public Procurement, B. Pangrle
Managing Nuclear Waste, C. Horiuchi
Inter-Agency Collaborative Approaches to Endangered Species Act Compliance and Salmon Recovery in the Pacific Northwest, N.P. Lovrich, M.J. Gaffney, E.P. Weber, R.M. Bireley, D.R. Matthews, and B. Bjork

Eco-Terrorism: A Natural Reaction to Violence? M.J. Mortimer
Globalization, Environmental Challenges and North-South Issues, J. Gupta
Environmental Justice: A Global Perspective, C. Murphy-Greene
Globalization and Growth of Developing Countries, D. Tran
Complexity and the Science-Policy Interface, K.K. Beratan
Multi-Party Environmental Negotiations: The Democratizing Nations of Mexico and Ecuador, J.E. Horan and D.L. Lybecker

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Khi V. Thai (Florida Atlantic University, School of Public Administration, Boca Raton, USA) (Edited by) ,  Dianne Rahm (University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, USA) (Edited by) ,  Jerrell D. Coggburn (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA) (Edited by)