Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics


Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics


Editor: Paul Harris

Contributing Author: David Downie


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David Downie is a contributing author, "Stratospheric Ozone Depletion" and "Pesticides and Persistent Organic Pollutants".

Book Description: This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of Global Environmental Politics. It brings together leading international academic experts and features 40 chapters that:

- Describe the history of global environmental politics as a discipline and explain the various theories and perspectives used by scholars and students to understand it.

- Examine the key actors and institutions in global environmental politics, explaining the role of states, international organizations, regimes, international law, foreign policy institutions, domestic politics, corporations and transnational actors.

- Address the ideas and themes shaping the practice and study of global environmental politics, including sustainability, consumption, expertise, uncertainty, security, diplomacy, North-South relations, globalisation, justice, ethics, participation and citizenship.

- Assess the key issues and policies within global environmental politics, including energy, climate change, ozone depletion, air pollution, acid rain, sustainable transport, persistent organic pollutants, hazardous wastes, water, rivers, wetlands, oceans, fisheries, marine mammals, biodiversity, migratory species, natural heritage, forests, desertification, food and agriculture.

This book is an invaluable resource to students, scholars, researchers and practioners of environmental politics, environmental studies, environmental science and geography.



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David Downie, “Stratospheric Ozone Depletion” and " Pesticides and Persistent Organic Pollutants" In Paul Harris [Ed.], Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics. New York: Routledge, 2013.


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Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics