Environmental Politics

Series Editor: Steve Vanderheiden

Over recent years environmental politics has moved from a peripheral interest to a central concern within the discipline of politics. This series aims to reinforce this trend through the publication of books that investigate the nature of contemporary environmental politics and show the centrality of environmental politics to the study of politics per se. The series understands politics in a broad sense and books will focus on mainstream issues such as the policy process and new social movements as well as emerging areas such as cultural politics and political economy. Books in the series will analyse contemporary political practices with regards to the environment and/or explore possible future directions for the ‘greening’ of contemporary politics. The series will be of interest not only to academics and students working in the environmental field, but will also demand to be read within the broader discipline.

The series consists of two strands:

Environmental Politics addresses the needs of students and teachers, and the titles are published in paperback and hardback.

Routledge Research in Environmental Politics presents innovative new research intended for high-level specialist readership. These titles are published in hardback only.

  • Freedom and Environment

    Autonomy, Human Flourishing and the Political Philosophy of Sustainability

    By Michael Hannis

    Must freedom be sacrificed to achieve ecological sustainability - or vice versa? Can we be genuinely free and live in sustainable societies? This book argues that we can, if we recognise and celebrate our ecological embeddedness, rather than seeking to transcend it. But this does not mean freedom…

    Hardback – 2015-10-19 
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  • Climate Migration and Security

    Securitisation as a Strategy in Climate Change Politics

    By Ingrid Boas

    Climate migration, as an image of people moving due to sea-level rise and increased drought, has been presented as one of the main security risks of global warming. The rationale is that climate change will cause mass movements of climate refugees, causing tensions and even violent conflict.…

    Hardback – 2015-05-22
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  • Making Environmental Markets Work

    The Varieties of Capitalism in Emerging Economies

    By Tabitha M. Benney

    Perhaps the most defining characteristic of the global economy today is the rise of emerging market economies (EMEs). Many states have experienced rapid economic growth over the past two decades that has led to an increasing share of global wealth. Such dramatic changes are highly relevant because…

    Hardback – 2014-12-12
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  • Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth

    Critical Thought for Turbulent Times

    By Paul Anderson

    Few concerns preoccupy contemporary progressive thought as much as the issue of how to achieve a sustainable human society. The problems impeding this goal include those of how to arrest induced global environmental change (GEC), persistent disagreements about the contribution of economic…

    Hardback – 2014-09-19
    Routledge
    Environmental Politics

  • The Origins of Energy and Environmental Policy in Europe

    The Beginnings of a European Environmental Conscience

    By Thomas C. Hoerber

    This book examines the development of a European environmental conscience through successive steps of European integration in energy policy. In the 1960s-70s, the world was slowly beginning to realise that environment degradation was not sustainable. With phenomena such as acid rain, it became…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • Acting Locally

    Local Environmental Mobilizations and Campaigns

    Edited by Christopher Rootes

    Local campaigns are the most persistent and ubiquitous forms of environmental contention. National and transnational mobilisations come and go and the attention they receive from mass media ebbs and flows, but local campaigns persist. The persistence or re-emergence of local campaigns is also a…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
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  • A Theory of Ecological Justice

    By Brian Baxter

    In A Theory of Ecological Justice, Baxter argues for ecological justice - that is, for treating species besides homo sapiens as having a claim in justice to a share of the Earth's resources. It explores the nature of justice claims as applied to organisms of various degrees of complexity and…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
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  • International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance

    Edited by Frank Biermann, Bernd Siebenhüner, Anna Schreyögg

    This book provides a comparative study of the role of international organizations in environmental governance. Whilst a growing body of literature considers global governance in a number of policy areas, this volume delivers one of the first comprehensive accounts of international organizations in…

    Paperback – 2014-01-17
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  • Long-Term Governance for Social-Ecological Change

    Edited by Bernd Siebenhüner, Marlen Arnold, Klaus Eisenack, Klaus H. Jacob

    The book discusses how to tackle long-term social and ecological problems by using different environmental governance approaches to creating sustainable development. It explores opportunities and requirements for the governance of long-term problems, and examines how to achieve a lasting…

    Hardback – 2013-04-30
    Routledge
    Environmental Politics

  • International Environmental Agreements

    An Introduction

    Edited by Steinar Andresen, Elin Lerum Boasson, Geir Hønneland

    International environmental agreements provide a practical basis for countries to address environmental issues on a global scale. This book explores the workings and outcomes of these agreements, and analyses key questions of why some problems are dealt with successfully and others ignored. By…

    Paperback – 2012-09-11
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  • Regulation Theory and Sustainable Development

    Business Leaders and Ecological Modernisation

    By Corinne Gendron

    This book argues that current economist theories do not take into account the socially constructed nature of the debate surrounding the environment and environmental policy. It examines whether proposed economic solutions to environmental policy are, in fact, viable in practice. The book…

    Hardback – 2011-08-09
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  • Russia and the West

    Environmental Co-operation and Conflict

    By Geir Hønneland

    Hønneland assesses current environmental discourses and applies this analysis to look at the relations between Russia and the West with regards to environment problems. It includes three in-depth case-studies on environmental problems, living marine resources, nuclear safety and air pollution.…

    Paperback – 2011-03-30
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    Environmental Politics

  • Postmodern Climate Change

    By Leigh Glover

    A much-needed analysis of international climate change politics as a key issue of modernity and in the context of environmentalism. Leigh Glover presents a new way to understand the climate change problem and is concerned with problems of modernity and postmodernity in the context of…

    Paperback – 2011-02-02
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    Environmental Politics

  • Global Justice and Neoliberal Environmental Governance

    Ethics, Sustainable Development and International Co-Operation

    By Chukwumerije Okereke

    This book is an ethical critique of existing approaches to sustainable development and international environmental cooperation, providing a detailed and structured account of the tensions, normative shifts and contradictions that currently characterize it. With specific focus on three…

    Paperback – 2010-07-30
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  • The Environment and International Politics

    International Fisheries, Heidegger and Social Method

    By Hakan Seckinelgin

    This new study shows how environmental issues represent a deep problem in conceptualising the relationship between human beings and nature. This key relationship grounds the implicit ethical and political concerns of International Relations and our understandings of…

    Paperback – 2009-12-10
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  • Contemporary Environmental Politics

    From Margins to Mainstream

    Edited by Piers Stephens, John Barry, Andrew Dobson

    This new collection from the leading journal, Environmental Politics, presents an excellent overview of the key themes found in contemporary green political thought since the early 1990s. Bringing together the journal's major work, this new book charts a fascinating period in which…

    Paperback – 2009-02-27
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  • Sustainable Consumption, Ecology and Fair Trade

    Edited by Edwin Zaccaï

    This timely volume discusses the debates concerning sustainable consumption and the environment. Sustainable consumption stands as a wide objective that attracts a growing attention within sustainable development policy circles and academic research. The contributors examine a range of interesting…

    Paperback – 2008-06-10
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  • The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance

    Towards a New Political Economy of Sustainability

    Edited by Jacob Park, Ken Conca, Matthias Finger

    More than twenty years after the Bruntland Commission report, Our Common Future, we have yet to secure the basis for a serious approach to global environmental governance. The failed 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development showed the need for a new approach to globalization and sustainability.…

    Paperback – 2008-03-31
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  • The Politics of Unsustainability

    Eco-Politics in the Post-Ecologist Era

    Edited by Ingolfur Bluhdorn, Ian Welsh

    Two decades after its launch by the UN Brundtland Commission, the paradigm of sustainability seems to have reached its limits. Whilst the concept figures more prominently in public debate and policy making than ever before, the ecological footprint of advanced liberal consumer societies continues…

    Hardback – 2008-03-05
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  • Beyond Borders

    Environmental Movements and Transnational Politics

    Edited by Brian Doherty, Timothy Doyle

    Globalisation is about transnational politics. While nation-state governments increasingly struggle with this new politics, which moves beneath, between and beyond national borders, others entities like transnational corporations have flourished. But it is not just business which increasingly…

    Hardback – 2008-01-24
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  • Environmental Governance in China

    Edited by Neil Carter, Arthur P.J. Mol

    This is the first examination of how China is currently dealing with environmental problems and challenges, and of its successes, failures and dilemmas. This new book gives special attention to the development of ‘environmental governance’ in contemporary China, especially on the urban industrial…

    Paperback – 2007-12-24
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  • The Politics of GM Food

    A Comparative Study of the UK, USA and EU

    By Dave Toke

    'Why have GM Foods become so controversial? Comparing GM food politics in the US, Britain, and the European Union, Toke draws on insights from discourse analysis to help explain this basic political struggle of our time. By stressing the interplay between the material and discursive dimensions…

    Paperback – 2007-10-22
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  • Security and Climate Change

    International Relations and the Limits of Realism

    By Mark Lacy

    This new book explains why the international community has responded with a sense of fatalistic passivity to climate change. It presents a distinct critique of realism through the study of this topic, commonly overlooked in international relations. The author argues that the realist view rests on…

    Paperback – 2007-10-22
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  • Environmental Policy in Europe

    The Europeanization of National Environmental Policy

    Edited by Andrew J. Jordan, Duncan Liefferink

    The continuing development of the European Union (EU) is transforming policy and politics in its member countries, and possibly in an even larger number of potential members. This book offers a detailed investigation of the Europeanization of national environmental policy in ten western European…

    Paperback – 2006-04-06
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  • Citizenship, Environment, Economy

    Edited by A. Dobson, A. Valencia

    As governments around the world grapple with the challenge of delivering environmental sustainability, attention has recently focused on the role that citizens should play in meeting the challenge. In advanced industrial countries such as ours, which operate in the political framework of liberal…

    Hardback – 2005-11-10
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  • EU Enlargement and the Environment

    Institutional Change and Environmental Policy in Central and Eastern Europe

    Edited by JoAnn Carmin, Stacy D. VanDeveer

    This volume focuses attention on key environmental and institutional changes associated with eastern expansion of the European Union, assessing and challenging prevailing views about the outcomes and processes of this historic development. Looking at four central themes -- capacity changes and…

    Paperback – 2004-12-16
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  • Europe, Globalization and Sustainable Development

    Edited by John Barry, Brian Baxter, Richard Dunphy

    This edited volume considers the ways in which European states and the European Union can and should organize themselves economically and socially in order to address the challenges of sustainable development. It will interest students and researchers of environmental policy and European politics.…

    Hardback – 2004-02-19
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  • New Instruments of Environmental Governance?

    National Experiences and Prospects

    Edited by Andrew Jordan, Rudiger K.W. Wurzel, Anthony R. Zito

    The use of so-called "new" environmental policy instruments such as eco-taxes, tradable permits, voluntary agreements and eco-labels has prompted widespread claims that these devices have replaced regulation. These papers offer a fresh perspective on the evolving tool-box of environmental policy.…

    Paperback – 2003-08-30
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  • Deliberative Democracy and the Environment

    By Graham Smith

    Contemporary democracies are frequently criticized for failing to respond adequately to environmental problems and our political institutions are often charged with misrepresenting environmental values in decision-making processes. In this innovative volume, Graham Smith argues that the enhancement…

    Paperback – 2003-05-01
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  • Ideas and Actions in the Green Movement

    By Brian Doherty

    The 'Western' green movement has grown rapidly in the last three decades: green ministers are in government in several European countries, Greenpeace has millions of paying supporters, and green direct action against roads, GM crops, the WTO and neo-liberalism, have become ubiquitous.The author…

    Hardback – 2002-05-16
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  • Green Parties in National Governments

    By Ferdinand Muller-Rommel, Thomas Poguntke

    By the late 1990s Green parties had entered national governments in five Western European countries - Finland, Italy, Germany, France and Belgium. This book aims to provide an understanding of the differences and similarities of Green parties in coalition governments.…

    Paperback – 2002-05-01
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  • The Emergence of Ecological Modernisation

    Integrating the Environment and the Economy?

    Edited by Mr Stephen C Young

    The Emergence of Ecological Modernisation offers a wealth of empirical research material from an international perspective, bringing together previously scattered sources for the first time. It addresses a series of theoretical issues that are of key contemporary relevance, such as the relationship…

    Hardback – 2000-12-14
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  • Ecological Modernisation Around the World

    Perspectives and Critical Debates

    Edited by Arthur P.J. Mol, David A. Sonnenfeld

    The idea of ecological modernisation originated in Western Europe in the 1980s, gaining attention around the world by the late 1990s. At the core of this social scientific and policy-oriented approach is the view that contemporary societies have the capability of dealing with their environmental…

    Paperback – 2000-04-01
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  • Environmental Movements

    Local, National and Global

    By Christopher Rootes

    Despite growing evidence of the universality of environmental problems and of economic and cultural globalization, the development of a truly global environmental movement is at best tentative. The dilemmas which confront environmental organizations are no less apparent at the global than at…

    Paperback – 1999-09-29
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  • Planning Sustainability

    Edited by Michael Kenny, James Meadowcroft

    Environmental sustainability has become one of the most salient issues on the policy agenda of nation-states. This book argues that planning is seldom credited by advocates of environmental politics. The authors, leading scholars in the field, explore the relationship between environmental…

    Paperback – 1999-08-26
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  • International Relations Theory and Ecological Thought

    Towards a Synthesis

    By Eric Laferrière, Peter J. Stoett

    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…

    Paperback – 1999-02-25
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  • Global Warming and Global Politics

    By Matthew Paterson

    Examines the major theories within international relations, and how these can help us understand the emergence of global warming as a political issue.…

    Paperback – 1996-09-05
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