Environment and Politics

3rd Edition

By Timothy Doyle, Doug McEachern

© 2007 – Routledge

336 pages | 16 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Environment and Politics is a concise introduction to the study of environmental politics, explaining the key concepts, conflicts, political systems and the practices of policy-making. The authors examine a diverse range of environmental problems and policy solutions within different nations and cultures.

This third edition expands the discussion of the differences in environmental politics between liberal democracies, military dictatorships and one party states, drawing on research conducted in Burma, Thailand, China and Iran. Topics covered include:

  • the connections between green social movements and anti-globalization movements
  • the impact of globalization on NGOs
  • the rise in local environmental governance and international bureaucratic regimes
  • the global role of the World Bank and WTO
  • the case of Kyoto
  • the current phase of US unilateralism and its impact upon the global environment.

This text offers readers a greater understanding of international, national and local environmental politics and looks at future developments for effective local and international environmental diplomacy and both global and region-specific problem solving.

Table of Contents

1. Politics and Environmental Studies 2. Political Theories and Environmental Conflict 3. Environmental Politics in Social Movements 4. Green Non-Governmental Organisations 5. Political Parties and the Environment 6. Business Politics and the Environment 7. Institutional Politics and Policy Making: The Greening of Administration 8. The Global Dimension to Environmental Politics. Conclusion: Environment and Politics

About the Authors

Professor Doug McEachern is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at The University of Western Australia. He has responsibility for research policy development and general oversight of the University’s research activities, postgraduate education, industry liaison, intellectual property and commercialisation.

Professor Timothy Doyle is Chair of Politics and International Relations at Keele University, and Professor of Politics in the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide.

About the Series

Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment and Society Texts

This series introduces core topics for environmental study and presents unparalleled interdisciplinary perspectives on issues of environmental concern. Focusing on human-environmental interrelationships, these concise, engaging, user-friendly texts respond particularly well to the demands of modular learning. Each text in the series features:

  • summaries of key concepts and contextual introductions to each topic
  • uniform, attractive, series design
  • informative diagrams illustrating key concepts and issues
  • annotated reading lists and end of chapter questions
  • lively global case-studies boxed throughout the text.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography