Green Planet Blues, 5th Edition: Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Politics

Author: Geoffrey D. Dabelko Ken Conca
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Category: Political Science & Theory, Central Government Policies, International Relations
Book Format: Hardcover


Revised and updated throughout, this unique anthology examines global environmental politics from a range of perspectives,contemporary and classic, activist and scholarly,and reflects voices of the powerless and powerful. Paradigms of sustainability, environmental security, and ecological justice illustrate the many ways environmental problems and their solutions are framed in contemporary international debates about climate, water, forests, toxics, energy, food, biodiversity, and other environmental challenges of the twenty-first century. Organized thematically, the selections offer a truly global scope. Seventeen new readings discuss climate justice, environmental peacebuilding, globalization, land grabs, corporate environmentalism, climate adaptation, gender, disaster risk, resilience, and the future of global environmental politics in the wake of the Rio+20 global summit of 2012.This book stresses the underlying questions of power, interests, authority, and legitimacy that shape environmental debates, and it provides readers with a global range of perspectives on the critical challenges facing the planet and its people.


Table Of Contents

Preface -- Introduction: From Stockholm To Sustainability? -- The Debate Begins -- The Limits To Growth -- Environment and Development: The Case of The Developing Countries -- The Tragedy Of The Commons -- Redefining National Security -- Beyond The Tragedy Of The Commons -- The 1992 Earth Summit: Reflections on an Ambiguous Event -- Fight for the Forest -- Two Agendas on Amazon Development -- Ecology and the Structure of the International System -- Rethinking the Ecology-Sovereignty Debate -- Globalization and the Environment: Lessons From the Americas -- Nobel Lecture -- Climate Justice: a New Social Movement For Atmospheric Rights -- Institutions of Global Environmental Governance -- Governance With Multilateral Environmental Agreements: a Healthy or ill-Equipped Fragmentation? -- A Participatory Approach to Strategic Planning -- Life After Rio -- The Rio+20 Summit and its Follow Up -- The Sustainability Debate -- 17 Towards Sustainable Development -- 18 Sustainable Development: A Critical Review -- 19 The New Business Imperative: Valuing Natural Capital -- The Problem of Consumption -- 21 Urban Sustainability And Resilience: Why We Need To Focus On Scales -- From Ecological Conflict to Environmental Security? -- 22 An Uncommon Peace: Environment, Development, And The Global Security Agenda -- From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment -- The Case Against Linking Environmental Degradation And National Security -- Environmental Peacebuilding: The Good Water Neighbors Project -- The Violence of Development -- Climate Change at the un Security Council: Conceptual and Procedural Controversies -- Ecological Justice -- The Relationship Between Climate Change and Human Rights -- Gender, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Change Adaptation: A Learning Companion -- Coercing Conservation -- The Real Price of Europe Going Green -- REDD: An Introduction -- Inequality and Environmental Policy

About Ken Conca

Ken Conca is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Global Environmental Politics Program at American University. He is the author and editor of several books on global environmental politics, global governance, peacebuilding, and the politics of water.

Geoffrey D. Dabelko is a professor and Director of Environmental Studies at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. He also serves as senior advisor to the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC.



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Barcode # 9780813349527
Brand The Perseus Books Group
Artist / Author Geoffrey D. Dabelko Ken Conca
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