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Governance of Earth Systems : Science and Its Uses - Robert Boardman

Governance of Earth Systems

Science and Its Uses


Published: 7th July 2010
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Science and politics are closely connected in today's global environmental issues. This book focuses on these links in relation to climate change, the threats to wildlife species, and natural hazards and disasters. Study of these reveals the need for more effective international cooperation and the limits of global governance.

Prefacep. viii
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Introduction: Ecological Imagination and Global Societyp. 1
Science and Policy
Environmental Crisis and the Contexts of Sciencep. 19
From Systems Complexity to Decisional Uncertaintyp. 38
The Earth Theory Traditionp. 57
Geosphere-Atmosphere-Biosphere Integrationp. 69
Governance Challenges
Theorizing Governance and Communityp. 95
Structures of Environmental Governancep. 118
Biological Diversityp. 131
Climate Changep. 154
Geological Hazardsp. 176
Governance, Science, and Earth Systemsp. 196
Referencesp. 218
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780230237704
ISBN-10: 0230237703
Series: Global Issues (Palgrave MacMillan)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 243
Published: 7th July 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.72  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1