The Environment and International Relations

The Environment and International Relations

by Kate O'Neill

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This exciting new textbook is an invaluable guide for students of global environmental politics from both political science and environmental studies perspectives. It introduces students to the ways in which the theories and tools of International Relations can be used to analyze and address global environmental problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780511737497
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/22/2009
Series: Themes in International Relations
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 565 KB

About the Author

Kate O'Neill is Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Waste Trading Among Rich Nations: Building a New Theory of Environmental Regulation (2000), has published articles in journals including The Annual Review of Environment and Resources, the International Studies Review, and Global Environmental Politics, and is co-editor of the journal Global Environmental Politics.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xi

List of commonly used abbreviations xii

1 Introduction: The environment and international relations 1

2 International environmental problems 24

3 Actors in international environmental politics 48

4 State-led global environmental governance: International cooperation and regime formation 71

5 The impacts and effectiveness of environmental treaty regimes 104

6 Global economic governance and the environment 135

7 Non-state global environmental governance 167

8 Conclusions: The environment and international relations in the twenty-first century 197

References 212

Index 242

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