1st Edition

Traditions and Trends in Global Environmental Politics International Relations and the Earth

Edited By Olaf Corry, Hayley Stevenson Copyright 2018
    212 Pages
    by Routledge

    212 Pages
    by Routledge

    How can a divided world share a single planet? As the environment rises ever higher on the global agenda, the discipline of International Relations (IR) is engaging in more varied and transformative ways than ever before to overcome environmental challenges.

    Focusing in particular on the key trends of the past 20 years, this volume explores the main developments in the global environmental crisis, with each chapter considering an environmental issue and an approach within IR. In the process, adjacent fields including energy politics, science and technology, and political economy are also touched on.

    Traditions and Trends in Global Environmental Politics is aimed at anybody interested in the key international environmental problems of the day, and those seeking clarification and inspiration in terms of approaches and theories that decode how the environment is accounted for in global politics. It will be an essential resource for students and scholars of global environmental politics and governance, environmental studies and IR.

    1. IR and the Earth - Societal multiplicity and planetary singularity
    2. Olaf Corry and Hayley Stevenson

    3. International climate politics between pluralism and solidarism: An English School perspective
    4. Robert Falkner

    5. Problematizing the unitary actor assumption in IR: insights from the climate change literature
    6. Sevasti-Eleni Vezirgiannidou

    7. Green states and global environmental politics: Beyond Western IR?
    8. Carl Death and Paul Tobin

    9. Environmental Science and International Relations
    10. Silke Beck and Tim Forsyth

    11. Posthumanism and Geoengineering
    12. Stephen Hobden

    13. Justice Discourses and the Global Environment: Diverse perspectives on an uneven landscape
    14. Ross Gillard, Lucy Ford, and Gabriela Kuetting

    15. IPE and the environment in the age of the Anthropocene
    16. Peter Newell and Richard Lane

    17. Security Politics and Climate Change: The new security dilemma
    18. Hugh C. Dyer

    19. Energy security in an age of environmental change
    20. Jonna Nyman

    21. International Relations as if the Earth matters

    Olaf Corry and Hayley Stevenson


    Olaf Corry is Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen. His research is on global environmental politics, climate change and security, and International Theory. He is currently working on the security politics of geoengineering technologies.

    Hayley Stevenson is Reader in Politics and International Relations at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her research crosses the areas of global governance, global environmental politics, green political economy and democratic theory.