Books  Environmental Science  Climate & Climate Change 

The United States in a Warming World: The Political Economy of Government, Business and Public Responses to Climate Change

Presents a unique political economy analysis of responses in the United States to the problem of climate change, with an emphasis on the domestic economic and political determinants of those responses
Balanced factual presentation with analytic breadth and depth – includes abundant data and cases about government policy and business behavior
Accessible writing style with focal questions in each chapter introduction, boxes explaining key concepts, numerous examples, and suggestions for further reading

By: Thomas L Brewer (Author)

352 pages, 17 b/w illustrations, 4 maps, 26 tables

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 2014 | #215047 | ISBN-13: 9781107655690
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £27.99 $36/€33 approx
Hardback | Sep 2014 | #215046 | ISBN-13: 9781107069213
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £71.99 $92/€86 approx

About this book

Addressing the widespread desire to better understand how climate change issues are addressed in the United States, The United States in a Warming World provides an unparalleled analysis of features of the US economic and political system that are essential to understanding its responses to climate change. The introductory chapter presents a firm historical context, with the remainder of The United States in a Warming World offering balanced and factual discussions of government, business and public responses to issues of energy policies, congressional activity on climate change, and US government involvement in international conferences. Abundant statistical evidence illustrates key concepts and supports analytic themes such as market failures, free riders, and the benefits and costs of alternative courses of action among industry sectors and geographic areas within the US. Written for audiences both outside and within the US, this accessible book is essential reading for anyone interested in climate change, energy, sustainable development or related issues around the world.


Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Permissions
Introduction

Part I. Issues:
1. Questions, analytic framework, and context

Part II. Domestic Economics and Politics:
2. Business: part of the problem and part of the solution
3. Public perceptions and preferences
4. State and local governments – and the courts – in a federal system

Part III. National Government Policies:
5. Pricing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases
6. Facilitating energy technology innovation and diffusion
7. Strengthening international cooperation

Part IV. The Future:
8. Options for the future: realities, visions and pathways

References
Index


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Biography

Thomas L. Brewer is a Senior Fellow at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva. He taught graduate and undergraduate students at Georgetown University for twenty-five years, and he has been a consultant to the World Bank, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Professor Brewer maintains two websites: www.usclimatechange.com and www.TradeAndClimate.net.

Bestsellers in this subject

The Messengers

NHBS Price: £8.99 $11/€11 approx

Snow

NHBS Special Offer Price: £9.99 £11.99 (Save £2.00) $13/€12 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History

NHBS Price: £13.95 $18/€17 approx

Bird Migration and Global Change

NHBS Price: £26.99 $34/€32 approx

Forestry and Climate Change

NHBS Price: £34.99 $45/€42 approx