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Politics of the Environment : A Survey - Chukwumerije Okereke

Politics of the Environment

A Survey

By: Chukwumerije Okereke (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2007
ISBN: 9781857433418
Number Of Pages: 289

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The environment is increasingly seen at the forefront of many political agendas. Covering important topics, such as the Kyoto protocol and deforestation, this book provides extensive coverage of all aspects of environmental politics.

Essays of around 6,000 words in length make up the bulk of the book. Written by notable experts in the field of environmental politics, these essays each examine a different aspect of the subject.

Introductionp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
The Contributorsp. xii
Abbreviationsp. xv
Essays
Globalization: The Environment and Development Debatep. 3
The State, International Relations and the Environmentp. 19
International Political Economy and the Environmentp. 35
International Organizations and the Global Environmentp. 52
Environmental Movementsp. 71
Environmental Politics in Multi-level Governance Systemsp. 87
Mass Media and Environmental Politicsp. 101
The Politics of Climate Changep. 116
The Ethical Dimensions of Global Environmental Changep. 136
A-Z Glossaryp. 159
Maps
Protected areas as a percentage of total land areap. 225
World Heritage Sites: Major wetlands and marine sitesp. 226
Areas of tropical and other rainforest areasp. 227
Hottest and coldest climate regionsp. 228
Total annual carbon dioxide (CO[subscript 2]) emissionsp. 229
Annual energy consumption per caputp. 230
Deserts and desertificationp. 231
Antarcticap. 232
Statistics
Total population (by Human Development Index rank)p. 235
Annual population growth rate (by Human Development Index rank)p. 240
Total energy consumption per caputp. 245
Greenhouse gas emissions-CO[subscript 2] emissionsp. 249
Freshwater resources-water withdrawalsp. 255
Water withdrawals as a percentage of internal water resourcesp. 256
Actual renewable water resources per caputp. 261
Threatened species in each countryp. 267
Numbers of threatened species by major groups of organismsp. 277
Total forest areap. 279
Ratification of Environmental Treaties (by Human Development Index rank)p. 285
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ISBN: 9781857433418
ISBN-10: 1857433416
Series: Europa Politics of ... series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 289
Published: 1st November 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.55 x 16.49  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1