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Bilateral Ecopolitics: Continuity and Change in Canadian-American Environmental Relations

Series: Global Environment Governance Series

Edited By: Philippe Le Prestre and Peter Stoett


Hardback | Aug 2006 | #162187 | ISBN: 0754641775
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The context in which environmental policy decision-making occurs has changed, resulting from widening environmental problems, increased demands from groups and citizens, continuing pressure on the continent's resources and normative shifts. The complexity of current issues is related to an even broader contextual shift: the globalization of environmental issues exacerbated by trade liberalization, especially on a regional level and the potential contradictions between trade and the environmental international agenda that this implies.

This volume studies the new dimensions of resource conflict between Canada and the United States, accounting for the emergence of new bilateral environmental issues and detailing how trade liberalization has fostered both disputes and policy convergence. It also examines the recent shifts in America towards a unilateral foreign policy and how this affects active Canadian diplomacy

Ideal as a resource tool for students and academics, this book will be a key resource in the areas of global governance, US-Canadian foreign policy and environmental policy.


Preface; Introduction: from neglect to concern: the study of Canadian-American ecopolitics, Peter Stoett and Philippe Le Prestre; Managing Canada's US relations through NAFTA's trade-environment regime, John Kirton; Ground-level ozone: provincial-state cross-border regimes, Debora Van Nijnatten; Transboundary air, Don Munton; Canadian-US cooperation: regional climate change action in the Northeast, Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer; Canada-US arctic policies: sharing a Northern continent, Rob Huebert; The management of shared waters: watershed boards past and future, Al Schwartz; Can the great lakes of North America survive globalization?, Mary Durfee and Mirit Shamir; Extinction and invasion: transborder conservation efforts, John Nick Sanders and Peter J. Stoett; Multi-level environmental governance in North America: Migratory birds and biodiversity, Robert Boardman; The Pacific Salmon dispute and Canada-US environmental relations, Samuel Barkin; North American integration and "Green" electricity, Ian Rowlands; Uniquely positioned: global economic integration and Canada-US environmental relations, Robert Paehlke; References; About the contributors; Index.

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Philippe Le Prestre is Professor at Universite Laval in Canada. Peter Stoett is Associate Professor at Concordia University in Canada.

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