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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Comparative environmental politics [electronic resource] /
Author McBeath, Jerry.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Rosenberg, Jonathan.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2006
Call Number JA1-92
ISBN 9781402047633
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Environmental law. ; Social sciences. ; Political science.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation XII, 182 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
State-society relations -- Political processes and organizations -- Political institutions and the environment -- National capacity to protect the environment -- National responses to global environmental problems -- Summary and conclusions. In an era of globalization, the authors argue that nation-states still make the critical decisions affecting the global environment. Nations decide whether to participate in international environmental agreements, and governments make the policies that implement those agreements. Therefore, understanding the global environmental future requires an understanding of the domestic circumstances and national performance of states. This volume looks at the ways countries vary politically and assesses the impact on responses to global environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation, and trans-boundary air pollution. The book explores five major topics: state-society relations; environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs); Green parties and environmental movements; institutions of government and policy-making; variations in the capacities of states to protect the environment; and national responses to global problems. It compares and contrasts rich and poor nations, large and small countries, liberal democracies and authoritarian states.