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International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics

Edited By: John Barry and Gene E Frankland

513 pages, no illustrations


Hardback | Dec 2001 | #123952 | ISBN: 041520285X
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Why care about the environment? Is the earth's climate really changing for the worse? What are CFCs exactly? Who or what is the WTO? What are the causes of environmental problems? Who are the main actors? What are the main ideas and issues in international environmental politics? Which countries have the best/worst environmental record and policies? The International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics is the essential reference source to enable all those with an interest in the politics of the environment - particularly students and academics working within political science - to answer these questions and to explore many other related topics in international environmental politics. It will be welcomed as an essential teaching resource and a trusty companion to independent study. Written by a team of international experts, the Encyclopedia is vital for fact-checking, provides authoritative initial orientation to a particular topic or issue and will serve as a solid starting point for wider explanation. With over 300 fully cross-referenced entries, many of which are followed with suggestions for further reading, the Encyclopedia includes: * Country and regional entries, with country entries giving a concise overview of the history, main actors, issues and policies related to its environmental politics * Normative and ethical dimensions of environmental politics, from animal rights, social and global justice to deep ecology * Environmental movements, organizations, struggles and actors from local to international levels * Issues in international environmental politics such as global warming, biodiversity, trade and the environment * Prominent individuals (historical and current) who have inspired or actively involved in international environmental politics - such as Mahatma Gandhi, Petra Kelly, Vandana Shiva and Aldo Leopold * Central topics and issues in environmental politics - such as global warming, globalization, wildlife preservation, eco-taxes, energy production and consumption, sustainable development and the World Trade Organisation Anthony DeSales Affigne, Providence College, USA; Susan Baker, University of Cardiff, UK; Jenny Barker, Forum for the Future, UK; Rod S. Barratt, The Open University, UK;


Abbey, Edward; acid rain; Aelvoet, Magda; African Green Parties, Federation of; Agalev; Agenda 21; Agrawal, Anil; agribusiness; agriculture; agroecology; air pollution; air transportation and infrastructure; Alarm UK; Alliance of Small Island States; Amazonia; anarchism/eco-anarchism; animal rights; Antarctica; anthropocentrism; anti-environmentalism; anti-nuclear movements; anti-roads movement; appropriate technology; Aral sea; Arctic; asbestos; Association of State Green Parties; Aswan Dam; Atomic Energy Commission; Australian environmental groups; Australian environmental law and policy; Australian regulatory agencies; Austrian Greens; Bahro, Rudolf; Baikal, Lake; Baltic Sea; Bangladesh; Bari, Judith Beatrice; Basel Convention; basic income; BBU; Belgium; Berry, Wendell; Bhopal disaster; biodiversity; biopiracy/bioprospecting; bioregionalism; biotechnology; Black Forest; Black Triangle; Blueprint for Survival; Bookchin, Murray; Brazil; Brazilian Green Party; Brent Spar controversy; British environmental law and policy; British nuclear power industry; British regulatory agencies; Brower, David; brownfield sites; Brundtland Commission; Brundtland, Gro Harlem; Bulgarian Green Party; BUND; Burford, Anne Gorsuch; Burgerinitiativen; business and the environment; Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament; Canadian environmental law and policy; Canadian environmental ministries/agencies; Canadian Greens; capitalism; Capra, Fritjof; car industry; Carson, Rachel; Central American environmental politics; chemical industry; Chernobyl; Chile; China; Chipko Andolan Movement; CITES; Citizen's Clearinghouse for Hazardous Wastes; citizens' initiatives/referenda; Citizens Party; civic science; civil society; class; Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; Climate Action Network; cloning; coastal zone management; Cohn-Bendit, Daniel; Commission on Sustainable Development; Common Agricultural Policy; common law/torts; common pool property resources; Commoner, Barry; Communism; community right to know laws; conservation biology; conservation movement; consumerism; co-operatives; coral reefs; cost-benefit analysis; Council for the Protection of Rural England; Council on Environmental Quality; counter-culture; critical theory; culture and the environment; Cuyahoga River; Daly, Herman E.; dams/hydroelectric power; Danube Circle; DDT; debt-for-nature swaps; deep ecology; democracy; Denmark; Department of Environment, Transport and Regions; Department of the Interior; development; dioxin; disenchantment of nature; distributive justice; doomsayers; Douglas, William O.; Dumont, Rene; Dust Bowl; Dutch National Environmental Policy Plan; Earth Day; Earth First! (UK); Earth First! (US); East and Central Europe; East and Central European Greens; East and Central European nuclear industry; East Asia; eco-centrism; eco-feminism; eco-terrorism; Ecolo; ecological debt; ecological economics; ecological footprint; ecological modernization; ecology; eco-philosophy/ecosophy; eco-socialism; eco-taxes;

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