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A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy: National Government Interventions in a Global Arena

By: Frank Wijen(Editor), Kees Zoeteman(Editor), Jan Pieters(Editor), Paul Van Seters(Editor)

800 pages, illustrations, tables

Edward Elgar

Paperback | Jul 2013 | Edition: 2 | #209105 | ISBN-13: 9780857938787
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Hardback | Dec 2011 | Edition: 2 | #197812 | ISBN-13: 9781849803120
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In the current era of globalisation, national governments are increasingly exposed to international influences that present new constraints and opportunities for domestic environmental policies. This comprehensive, revised Handbook pushes the frontiers of theoretical and empirical knowledge, and provides a state-of-the-art examination of the multifaceted effects of globalisation on environmental governance.

Including substantially revised as well as new contributions from leading authorities, the Handbook offers an insightful overview of recent developments at the intersection of globalisation and national environmental policy. It covers themes including national regimes, trade rules, types of goods, federalism, innovation, standards, citizen-consumers, developing countries, policy networks, partnerships, and carbon trading.

The Handbook's depth and scope will appeal to a broad and varied readership, across academics, students, and policy-makers interested in public and private governance, environmental economics, international relations, environmental politics and law, sociology, and political science.

Acclaim for the first edition:

"This is undoubtedly a useful collection of essays for environmental policy-makers and anyone interested in the relationship between national government and transnational forces [...] the collection brings together some interesting perspectives and should prove a useful complement to the existing political sociology of the environment."
International Sociology – Review of Books

"The Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy is a very important book. More than 40 experienced authors, including some of the most important international thought leaders of our time, have confronted a crucial question: How can and should national governments come to grips with the need for global action on a wide range of increasingly urgent environmental challenges that exceed their authority and capability? Through close examination of numerous case studies, a balanced perspective that takes government, business and civil society into account, and fresh interdisciplinary thinking about a range of policy tools, the Handbook offers a treasure-trove of new concepts and new perspectives. The authors conclude that by acknowledging the ongoing erosion of national sovereignty and accepting the growing need to work together in supranational forums, national governments can, in fact, increase their capacity to shape their own destiny."
– Lawrence Susskind, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

"In an increasingly interdependent world, global forces affect both the design and effectiveness of environmental policy. This Handbook provides an unusually creative and comprehensive guide, not only to the nature of these forces and their impacts, but also to how a better understanding of these forces can provide a foundation for improving the effectiveness of environmental policy."
– Tom Tietenberg, Colby College, US



1. Globalisation and National Environmental Policy: Update and Overview Frank Wijen, Kees Zoeteman, Jan Pieters and Paul van Seters
2. Environmental Policy Stringency and Foreign Direct Investment Margarita Kalamova and Nick Johnstone
3. Collaboration of National Governments and Global Corporations in Environmental Management Kees Zoeteman and Eric Harkink
4. Globalisation, Sustainable Development, and Environmental Policies in Developing Countries Hans Opschoor

5. Globalisation and National Incentives for Protecting Environmental Goods: Types of Goods, Trade Effects, and International Collective Action Problems Alkuin Kolliker
6. National Environmental Policies and Multilateral Trade Rules Marion Jansen and Alexander Keck
7. Towards an Effective Eco-Innovation Policy in a Globalised Setting Rene Kemp, Luc Soete and Rifka Weehuizen
8. Standards and the Internationalisation of Environmental Practices and Policies Jan Pieters
9. Globalisation and Crop-Protection Policy Joost van Kasteren
10. Overcoming Limitations of National Governments to Mitigate Global Environmental Distortions Kees Zoeteman and Wouter Kersten

11. Environmental Federalism in the European Union and the United States David Vogel, Michael Toffel, Diahanna Post and Nazli Uludere Aragon
12. The Dispersion of Authority in the European Union and its Impact on Environmental Legislation Ludwig Kramer
13. Different Countries, Different Strategies: 'Green' Member States Influencing EU Climate Policy Sietske Veenman and Duncan Liefferink
14. Mutual Recognition in the Testing of Chemicals through the OECD Rob Visser
15. Strategies to Prevent Illegal Logging Saskia Ozinga and Hannah Mowat
16. Financing Global Public Goods: Responding to Global Environmental Challenges Pedro Conceicao and Inge Kaul
17. Globalisation and Environmental Policy Design Konrad von Moltke
18. Governments and Policy Networks: Chances, Risks, and a Missing Strategy Charlotte Streck and Eleni Dellas
19. Globalisation and Environmental Stewardship: A Global Governance Perspective Daniel Esty and Maria Ivanova

20. Partnerships for Sustainable Development in a Globalised World: A Reflection on Market-Oriented and Policy-Oriented Partnerships Pieter Glasbergen
21. Overcoming the Limitations of Environmental Law in a Globalised World Jonathan Verschuuren
22. Business Drivers of Sustainable Development: The Role and Influence of the WBCSD, a Global Business Network Bjorn Stigson and Margaret Flaherty
23. The Influence of Non-Governmental Environmental Organisations on EU Policies John Hontelez
24. The Role of Citizen-Consumers in Globalising Environmental Politics Gert Spaargaren and Arthur Mol
25. Trading with Carbon: A Global Response to a Global Challenge Moritz von Unger and Thiago Chagas


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