1st Edition

International Relations Theory and Ecological Thought Towards a Synthesis

By Eric Laferrière, Peter J. Stoett Copyright 1999
    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    222 Pages
    by Routledge

    Ecological crises have never been higher on the international political agenda. However, ecological thought and international relations theory have developed as separate disciplines. This ground-breaking study looks at the relationship between ecological thought and international relations theory arguing that there are shared concerns: peace, co-operation and security. The authors ask what ecological crisis can teach IR theorists as well as what ecological perspectives have been adopted by governments and international NGOs.

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Ecological thought; Chapter 3 Realism and ecology; Chapter 4 Liberal IR theory and ecology; Chapter 5 Critical IR theory and ecology; Chapter 6 Conclusion; Notes; BIBLIOGRAPHY; Index;


    Eric Laferrière teaches Humanities at John Abbott College, SteAnne-de-Bellevue, Quebec.,
    Peter J.Stoett teaches International Relations at Concordia University, Montreal.

    '..a well written and entertaining exploration of the ecological credentials of various strands of international relations theory.' - International Affairs, Vol.76, No. 1, January 2000