Volume 1. Part 1 What is "the environment"?: historical perspectives on sustainable development, Clive Ponting; the earth as transformed by human action - global and regional changes in the biosphere over the past 300 years, Robert W. Kates et al; the human ecology of global change, William C. Clark. Part 2 Tragedy of the commons: the economic theory of a common-property resource - the fishery, H. Scott Gordon; the tragedy of the commons, Garrett Hardin; no tragedy of the commons, Susan Jane Buck Cox; the tragedy of the commons - twenty-two years later, David Feeny et al; protecting the commons - a framework for resource management in the Americas, Elinor Ostrom. Part 3 Power and leadership: geopolitics as theory - historical security materialism, Daniel Deudney; to prevent a world wasteland - a proposal, George F. Kennan; must it be the rest against the West?, Matthew Connelly and Paul Kennedy. Part 4 the interest-based explanation of international environmental policy, Detlef Sprinz and Tapani Vaahtoranta; the politics of international regime formation - managing natural resources and the environment, Oran R. Young; political leadership and regime formation - on the development of institutions in international society, Oran R. Young; institutions for the earth - promoting international environmental protection, Marc A. Levy et al. Part 5 Radical political economy: environment and development - the case of the developing countries, Joao Augusto de Araujo Castro; the limits to growth, Johan Galtung; environment and development - the story of a dangerous liaison, Wolfgang Sachs. Part 6 Domestic politics: lapsed leadership - US international environmental policy since Rio, Robert L. Paarlberg; baptists and bootleggers for the environment - the origins of the United States unilateral sanctions, Elisabeth R. DeSombre; understanding why governments in developing countries waste natural resources, William Ascher; building trust - laying a foundation for environmental regulation in the former Soviet Bloc, Ruth Greenspan Bell; global environmental concern - an anomaly for postmaterialism, Riley E. Dunlap and Angela G. Mertig. Part 7 NGOs and civil society: NGOs and the environment - from knwoledge to action, Sheila Jasanoff; transnational advocacy networks in international and regional politics, Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink. Part 8 Ecological ideas: the ecological viewpoint - and others, Harold and Margaret Sprout; from limits to growth to global change - constraints and contradictions in the evolution of environmental science and ideology, Frederick H. Buttell, Ann P. Hawkins and Alison G. Power. (Part contents).