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The Business of Global Environmental Governance : Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation (Paperback) - D.L. Levy

The Business of Global Environmental Governance

Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation (Paperback)

By: D.L. Levy (Editor), Peter J. Newell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th November 2004
ISBN: 9780262621885
Number Of Pages: 384
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The Business of Global Environmental Governance takes a political economy approach to understanding the role of business in global environmental politics. The book's contributors -- from a range of disciplines including international political economy, management, and political science -- view the evolution of international environmental governance as a dynamic interplay of economic structures, business strategies, and political processes. By providing comparative insights to the responses of business to major international environmental issues, the book illuminates the ways business activity shapes and is shaped by global environmental policies. It moves beyond the usual emphasis on state actors and formal regimes, instead focusing on empirical and theoretical contributions that examine the reciprocal relationship between corporate strategy and international environmental governance.After developing a theoretical framework for understanding the role of business in environmental governance, the book provides empirical studies of business strategies across a range of cases, from formal regimes to combat climate change and ozone depletion to more informal and private regimes for tropical logging and the ISO 14000 environmental management standards. These case studies demonstrate the key roles of business, markets, and private actors in shaping international environmental institutions and constructing new forms of governance.

"A path-breaking contribution to the study of international economy and international environmental politics, based on a compelling theoretical scheme and illuminated with important case studies." Dimitris Stevis, Colorado State University "A pathbreaking contribution to the study of international political economy and international environmental politics, based on a compelling theoretical scheme and illuminated with important case studies."--Dimitris Stevis, Colorado State University

Series Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Introduction: The Business of Global Environmental Governancep. 1
Conceptual Frameworks
Business and International Environmental Governance: The State of the Artp. 21
A Neo-Gramscian Approach to Business in International Environmental Politics: An Interdisciplinary, Multilevel Frameworkp. 47
Business Strategies in International Environmental Governance
Business and the Evolution of the Climate Regime: The Dynamics of Corporate Strategiesp. 73
The Business of Ozone Layer Protection: Corporate Power in Regime Evolutionp. 105
The Genetic Engineering Revolution in Agriculture and Food: Strategies of the "Biotech Bloc"p. 135
Business Influence: Regional Dimensions
The Environmental Challenge to Loggers in the Asia-Pacific: Corporate Practices in Informal Regimes of Governancep. 169
Environmental and Business Lobbying Alhances in Europe: Learning from Washington?p. 197
The Privatization of Governance: Business and Civil Society
The Privatization of Global Environmental Governance: ISO 14000 and the Developing Worldp. 223
Privatizing Governance, Practicing Triage: Securitization of Insurance Risks and the Politics of Global Warmingp. 249
The New Water Paradigm: The Privatization of Governance and the Instrumentalization of the Statep. 275
Challenging the Global Environmental Governance of Toxics: Social Movement Agency and Global Civil Societyp. 305
Business and International Environmental Governance: Conclusions and Implicationsp. 329
Indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9780262621885
ISBN-10: 0262621886
Series: Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 19th November 2004
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.5