Although discussions about the global environment are now a daily occurrencefrom companies touting energy-saving products to politicians debating how to best address the issue of climate change and other environmental concernsit remains a topic plagued by misinformation and ideologically skewed arguments. For nearly twenty years, Global Environmental Politics has provided an up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased introduction to the worlds most pressing environmental issues, and the fifth edition continues this tradition. Offering a comprehensive yet concise overview of the environment and international politics, this updated edition includes new material on the latest international environmental regimes, climate change, the environmental challenges of free trade and globalization, and the growing role of the environment in global security. It is vital reading for anyone wishing to understand the current state of the field and to make informed decisions about which policies might best safeguard our environment for the future.
Table of Contents
1. The Theory of UN Collective Security; 2. UN Security Efforts During the Cold War; 3. UN Security Operations After the Cold War; 4. Evolving Security Operations: Kosovo, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Lebanon & Sudan; 5. The Challenges of the Twenty-First Century; 6. The United Nations, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Theory.
Pamela S Chasek is associate professor of political science and director of the international studies programme at Manhattan College, and the executive editor of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin. David L Downie is director of environmental studies and associate professor of political science at Fairfield University. Janet Welsh Brown was a senior policy analyst at the World Resources Institute, executive director of the Environmental Defense Fund and a member and chair of the board of directors of Friends of the Earth. She taught several university courses in international relations and environmental politics.