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The International Political Economy of the Environment: Critical Perspectives

Dimitris Stevis and Valerie J. Assetto, editors
The International Political Economy of the Environment: Critical Perspectives
ISBN: 978-1-55587-922-8
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2000/309 pages/LC: 00-042553
International Political Economy Yearbook, Vol. 12
"Stimulating, timely and ... a valuable resource for those interested in its important issues."—Edward Sankowski, Canadian Journal of Political Science

DESCRIPTION

When considering the nature of environmental problems, many scholars and practitioners assume that—while there may be disagreement about solutions—we know what the problems are. In contrast, the authors of this volume investigate the framing of both problems and solutions to clarify the particular political dynamics and preferences that they reflect and legitimate. They test their analytical tools on the real world of international environmental politics, combining theory with empirical research.

All of the chapters raise theoretical questions at the core of research and policymaking that values social equity and environmental health. In combination, they tell a cohesive, substantive story about the IPE of the environment at the beginning of the third millennium.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dimitris Stevis and Valerie J. Assetto are associate professors of political science at Colorado State University.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction: Problems and Solutions in the International Political Economy of the Environment—the Editors.
  • THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL POLICYMAKING.
  • Posing Global Environmental Problems from Conservation to Sustainable Development—R. Irwin.
  • In Search of Global Standards: The Political Economy of Trade and the Environment—M. Williams.
  • International Environmental Politics and the Internationalization of the State: The Cases of Climate Change and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment—D. Egan and D. Levy.
  • Environmental NGOs, TNCs, and the Question of Governance—P. Newell.
  • POLICY AND POLITICS IN THE SOUTH.
  • Tragedy for the Commons: The Enclosure and Commodification of Knowledge—M.A.L. Miller.
  • Global Change and the Political Economy of Sustainable Development in Brazil—V. de Campos Mello.
  • Development and Risk: Environmental Discourse and Danger in Dominican and Cuban Urban Watersheds—B. Lynch.
  • THEORETICAL CHALLENGES.
  • A Critical Approach to Institutional and Environmental Effectiveness: Lessons from the Convention on Long- Range Transboundary Air Pollution—G. Kütting.
  • International Political Economy and the Environment: A Radical Ecological Perspective—E. Laferrière.
  • Commentary: Some Reflections on International Political Economy of the Environmental Question—F. Buttel.
  • Commentary: The International Political Economy of the Environment and the Subpolitical Domain—T. Luke.
  • Conclusion: History and Purpose in the International Political Economy of the Environment—the Editors.