Comparative Environmental Regionalism

Edited by Lorraine Elliott, Shaun Breslin

© 2011 – Routledge

194 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415611435
pub: 2011-03-30
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About the Book

Comparative Environmental Regionalism focuses on environmental governance as a key issue of analysis to provide an important new conceptualisation of 'region' and regional power.

Examining both interregionalism and regional integration, the book goes beyond the traditional study of micro-regions within the EU to examine regions and regional institutions across Asia, Africa and the Americas. The focus on forms of governance allows a consideration of the variety of processes and mechanisms developed to deal with collective issues in addition to formal institutional cooperation.

Using globally based case studies, Comparative Environmental Regionalism will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental and regional politics, and international relations.

Table of Contents

1. Researching Comparative Regional Environmental Governance: Causes, Cases and Consequences Lorraine Elliott and Shaun Breslin 2. European Union Environmental Policy John Vogler 3. Pan-European Environmental Cooperation: Achievements and Limitations of the "Environment for Europe" Process Ralf Nordbeck 4. East Asia and Sub-Regional Diversity: Initiatives, Institutions and Identity Lorraine Elliott 5. South Asia, its Environment and Regional Institutions Ashok Swain 6. Sub-Saharan Africa: Fragmented Environmental Governance without Regional Integration Daniel Compagnon, Fanny Florémont and Isabelle Lamaud 7. The Middle East and North Africa: Sub-Regional Environmental Cooperation as a Security Issue Dora Kulauzov and Alexios Antypas 8. Under Construction: Debating the Region in South America Kathryn Hochstetler 9. The North American Case Debora L. VanNijnatten

About the Editors

Lorraine Elliott is Professor, Department of International Relations, Australian National University. She has published books on environmental politics with Manchester University Press and Palgrave Macmillan.

Shaun Breslin is Professor, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick. He is co-editor of The Pacific Review. He has published several books on Chinese politics and is a board member for international peer-reviewed journals from Blackwell, Taylor and Francis and Cambridge University Press (amongst others).

About the Series

Routledge/GARNET series

Europe in the World
The Routledge GARNET series provides an outlet for research on a wide range of issues related to regulation in the context of regional and global governance, the representation and participation of the EU in global governance, and regionalism in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. The series embraces multi-disciplinary perspectives to cover questions of relevance to contemporary society, amidst the challenges to regional cooperation in dealing with poverty and human welfare, peace, security, and social justice.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General