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Handbook of Globalization and the Environment

Handbook of Globalization and the Environment

  • Author: Khi V. Thai,Dianne Rahm,Jerrell D. Coggburn
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420016932
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 616
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Proponents of globalization argue that it protects the global environment from degradation and promotes worldwide sustainable economic growth while opponents argue the exact opposite. Examining the local, national, and international impacts of globalization, the Handbook of Globalization and the Environment explores strategies and solutions that support healthy economic growth, protect the environment, and create a more equitable world. The book sets the stage with coverage of global environmental issues and policies. It explores international sustainable development, the evolution of global warming policy, transborder air pollution, desertification, space and the global environment, and human right to water. Building on this foundation, the editors discuss global environmental organizations and institutions with coverage of the UN's role in globalization, the trade-environment nexus, the emergence of NGOs, and an analysis of the state of global environmental knowledge and awareness from an international and comparative perspective. Emphasizing the effects of increasingly integrated global economy on the environment and society, the book examines environmental management and accountability. It addresses green procurement, provides an overview of U.S. environmental regulation and the current range of voluntary and mandatory pollution prevention mechanisms in use, explores a two-pronged approach to establishing a sustainable procurement model, and examines a collaborative community-based approach to environmental regulatory compliance. The book concludes with an analysis of controversial issues, such as eco-terrorism, North-South disputes, environmental justice, the promotion of economic growth through globalization in less developed countries, and the ability of scientists to communicate ideas so that policy makers can use science in decision making.

Globalization and the Environment

Globalization and the Environment

  • Author: Peter Christoff,Robyn Eckersley
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1442221496
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 268
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This book by two leading scholars offers the first systematic analysis of the relationship between globalization and the environment from the early Modern period to the present. Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley develop a broad conceptual framework for understanding the globalization of environmental problems and the highly uneven, often faltering, international political response. The authors develop linkages between economic globalization and environmental degradation and explore a range of key global environmental problems—focusing on the two most challenging of all: climate change and biodiversity loss. Finally, they critically explore the challenges of environmental governance in a world defined by global capitalism and sovereign states. Providing a normative framework for evaluating global environmental governance, they suggest alternative institutional and policy responses. Through a rich set of case studies, this powerful book will help readers grasp the systemic causes of global environmental degradation as well as the myriad opportunities for reform of global environmental governance.

Globalization and Environmental Challenges

Globalization and Environmental Challenges

Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century

  • Author: Hans Günter Brauch,Úrsula Oswald Spring,Czeslaw Mesjasz,John Grin,Pál Dunay,Navnita Chadha Behera,Béchir Chourou,Patricia Kameri-Mbote,P. H. Liotta
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540759778
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1148
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Put quite simply, the twin impacts of globalization and environmental degradation pose new security dangers and concerns. In this new work on global security thinking, 91 authors from five continents and many disciplines, from science and practice, assess the worldwide reassessment of the meaning of security triggered by the end of the Cold War and globalization, as well as the multifarious impacts of global environmental change in the early 21st century.

Globalization and Environmental Reform

Globalization and Environmental Reform

The Ecological Modernization of the Global Economy

  • Author: Arthur P. J. Mol
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262632843
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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A balanced look at globalization and its potential environmental effects, both destructive and beneficial.

The Globalization and Environment Reader

The Globalization and Environment Reader

  • Author: Peter Newell
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118964136
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
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The Globalization and Environment Reader features a collection of classic and cutting-edge readings that explore whether and how globalization can be made compatible with sustainable development. Offers a comprehensive collection of nearly 30 classic and cutting-edge readings spanning a broad range of perspectives within this increasingly important field Addresses the question of whether economic globalization is the prime cause of the destruction of the global environment – or if some forms of globalization could help to address global environmental problems Features carefully edited extracts selected both for their importance and their accessibility Covers a variety of topics such as the ‘marketization’ of nature, debates about managing and governing the relationship between globalization and the environment, and discussions about whether or not globalization should be ‘greened’ Systematically captures the breadth and diversity of the field without assuming prior knowledge Offers a timely and necessary insight into the future of our fragile planet in the 21st century

Globalization and the Environment

Globalization and the Environment

Capitalism, Ecology and Power

  • Author: Peter Newell
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745664717
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 203
  • View: 6768
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Globalization and the Environment critically explores the actors, politics and processes that govern the relationship between globalization and the environment. Taking key aspects of globalisation in turn - trade, production and finance - the book highlights the relations of power at work that determine whether globalization is managed in a sustainable way and on whose behalf. Each chapter looks in turn at the political ecology of these central pillars of the global economy, reviewing evidence of its impact on diverse ecologies and societies, its governance - the political structures, institutions and policy making processes in place to manage this relationship - and finally efforts to contest and challenge these prevailing approaches. The book makes sense of the relationship between globalisation and the environment using a range of theoretical tools from different disciplines. This helps to place the debate about the compatibility between globalisation and sustainability in an explicitly political and historical context in which it is possible to appreciate the ‘nature’ of interests and power relations that privilege some ways of responding to environmental problems over others in a context of globalisation.

Globalization and Private Law

Globalization and Private Law

The Way Forward

  • Author: Michael Faure,Andre Van der Walt
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1849805210
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 512
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This timely book explores the relationship between private law and globalization. It examines the consequences of the fact that law making now takes place in a globalized world which increasingly leads to questions of accountability and legitimacy of the law making process. Within this work, European and South African scholars deal with the relationship between private law and globalization in fourteen innovative chapters, addressing inter alia globalization, democracy and accountability, harmonization versus decentralization, public law issues, corporate governance, procedural issues as well as human rights and the environment. This well-documented and original study will be a valuable resource for academics and legal practitioners as well as students. Specialists in private law, transnational law, international law and legal theory should also not be without this important book.

Globalization and the Environment

Globalization and the Environment

Greening Global Political Economy

  • Author: Gabriela Kutting
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791484866
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 175
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Examines how globalization and the environment are connected issues.

Globalization, Political Institutions and the Environment in Developing Countries

Globalization, Political Institutions and the Environment in Developing Countries

  • Author: Gabriele Spilker
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415638496
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 161
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Though industrialized countries are usually the ones indicted when environmental pollution is discussed, over the few last years the rate of emissions in developing countries has increased by a startling amount. The fallout from this increase is evidenced by the struggle of cities like Beijing to improve their air quality. Yet there also exist developing countries such as Thailand that have managed to limit their emissions to more tolerable levels, raising the question: why are some developing countries more willing or able to take care of their environment than others? In this volume, Gabriele Spilker proposes two factors for the differences in developing countries' environmental performance: integration into the international system and domestic political institutions. Focusing on developing countries generally but also closely examining important global powers such as China and India, Spilker employs a rigorous quantitative analysis to demonstrate the importance of considering various aspects of the international system, in order to draw more comprehensive conclusions about how globalization affects environmental performance. She asserts that democratic political institutions can shield developing countries from the negative consequences of either trade or foreign direct investment. But at the same time, developing countries, by avoiding demanding commitments, are more likely to use environmental treaties as a cover than as a real plan of action. Adding a new dimension to the existing body of research on environmental quality and commitment, Spilker convincingly demonstrates how international and domestic political factors interact to shape developing countries' ability and willingness to care for their natural environment.

Issues in Global Environment—Globalization and Global Change Research: 2013 Edition

Issues in Global Environment—Globalization and Global Change Research: 2013 Edition

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
  • ISBN: 1490109676
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 704
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