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The Compromise of Liberal Environmentalism

By: Steven Bernstein

Columbia University Press

Paperback | Oct 2001 | #121678 | ISBN: 0231120370
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Hardback | Oct 2001 | #121676 | ISBN: 0231120362
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Assesses the reasons behind the shift in environmental governance over the past 30 years, primarily due to the convergence of environmental and liberal economic norms. Bernstein puts forward a socio-evolutionary explanation and considers the implications for our ability to address global environmental problems.

Bernstein convincingly and usefully rejects the role of epistemic communities as a driving force behind the norm change he identifies... Compelling... His attention to the role of ideas in environmental policy is important. Choice An original and thorough analysis of the evolution of international environmental governance... this fascinating work makes an important contribution. Environmental Politics [T]ackled with style and commitment... [t]his is a book that many should and will want to read, both for its assessment of environmentalism internationally and for its original contribution to constructivist theory. -- Don Munton Perspectives on Politics

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Steven Bernstein is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto.

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