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International Relations Theory and Ecological Thought

Towards a Synthesis, 1st Edition

By Eric Laferrière, Peter J. Stoett


224 pages

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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.


'..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

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