1st Edition

Politics of the Environment A Survey

Edited By Chukwumerije Okereke Copyright 2007
    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    308 Pages
    by Routledge

    The environment is increasingly seen at the forefront of many political agendas. Covering and analysing important topics, such as the Kyoto protocol and deforestation, this book provides extensive coverage of all aspects of environmental politics. This unbiased survey is of interest to students, academics, business people and general researchers.

    Four sections present a thorough overview of current issues in the politics of the environment in historical perspective. The first section consists of essays written by a variety of academic and other experts on topics including Globalization: The Environment and Development Debate; The State, International Relations and the Environment; Environmental Movements; Mass Media and Environmental Politics; and The Ethical Dimensions of Global Environmental Change.

    The second section is an A-Z glossary of the Environment, which includes detailed entries explaining terms and topics such as Acid Rain, Biodiversity, Ozone Layer Depletion, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. In the third section maps show conservation areas, wetlands, tropical forests, greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption etc. In the final section, statistics offer data on issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, population growth, threatened species and ratification of environmental treaties.

    1. Introduction  Chukwumerije Okereke  2. Globalization: The Environment and Development Debate  J. Timmons Roberts  3. The State, International Relations and the Environment  Hugh Dyer  4. International Political Economy and the Environment  Matthew Paterson  5. International Organizations and the Global Environment  Hannes R. Stephan and Fariborz Zelli  6. Environmental Movements  Brian Doherty  7. Mass Media and Environmental Politics  Maxwell T. Boykoff   8. The Politics of Climate Change  Tim Rayner and Chukwumerije Okereke 9. The Ethical Dimensions of Global Environmental Change  Chukwumerije Okereke.


    Chukwumerije Okereke