Title Global Ecopolitics, 2/e
Subtitle Crisis, Governance, and Justice
Author Peter J. Stoett, Shane Mulligan
ISBN 9781487587895
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 272
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher University of Toronto Press
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Despite sporadic news coverage of extreme weather events, high-level climate change diplomacy, special UN days of celebration, and popular media references to impending ecological collapse, most students are not exposed to the detailed presentation and analysis of the international relations and diplomacy of environmental policy-making.

Comprehensive and accessibly written for first-year or second-year undergraduates, the second edition of Global Ecopolitics provides students with a panoramic view of the policymakers and the structuring bodies involved in the creation of environmental policies. Detailing a considerable amount of environmental activity since its initial 2012 publication, this up-to-date second edition uses an applicable framework of systemic analysis and important case studies that push students to form their own conclusions about past efforts, present needs, and future directions.


List of Acronyms

Preface to the Second Edition


Chapter 1. Planetary Anxiety and Collective Dilemmas • Sovereignty, Global Governance, and Public Goods • Shades of Green • The Crosscutting Dilemma: Our Growing Numbers • War, Conflict, and Ecology • Delving Deeper into Global Ecopolitics

Chapter 2. International Arrangements: Actors and Effectiveness • Multi-scaled Adaptive Governance • Individuals and Communities • Governments and Governance • International Law and Institutions • Wicked Problems: Measuring Effectiveness in International Arrangements

Chapter 3. Conserving Biodiversity and Wildlife • Rising Concerns: The Historical Context • The Convention on Biological Diversity • The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) • Redefining the Wealth of Nations

Chapter 4. Deforestation and Land Degradation • Deforestation • The International Tropical Timber Agreement • Desertification • The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertation • Taking Root

Chapter 5. Air Pollution and Climate Change • Atmospheric Pollution • The Convention on Long-Range Trans boundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) • The Ozone Layer Arrangement • The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change • Deep Breaths

Chapter 6. Blue Peril: Oceans and Rivers • The Poles • The Oceans Crises • UNCLOS • Freshwater Scarcity • The Veins of Life: Shared River Arrangements • Surviving the Tides

Chapter 7. Trade and the Global Environment • Toxic Trade • The Basel Convention on Trade in Hazardous Substances • The WTO and the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures • Toward Ethical Investments

Chapter 8. Governance Gaps and Green Goals • Invasive Alien Species • Nanotechnology • Global Tourism • Food Security • A Global Energy Strategy? • Our Plastic World • Conclusion: Fatigue or Momentum?

Chapter 9. Concluding Thoughts toward a Humane Global Ecopolitics • Moving from Angst to Resolve

Afterword: What Can You Do?



About the Authors:

Peter J. Stoett is Dean of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Shane Mulligan is an environmental consultant and policy researcher based in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario.

Target Audience:

People interested in political and environmental sciences.

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