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Climate Change and Foreign Policy

Edited By: Paul G Harris

208 pages, 2 black & white illustrations, 3 black & white tables, 2 black & white l

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Jun 2009 | #181856 | ISBN-13: 9780415483452
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Climate Change and Foreign Policy: Case Studies from East to West and its companion volume, "Environmental Change and Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice", examine and explain the role of foreign policy politics, processes and institutions in efforts to protect the environment and natural resources. They seek to highlight international efforts to address human-induced changes to the natural environment, analyze the actors and institutions that constrain and shape actions on environmental issues, show how environmental changes influence foreign policy processes, and critically assess environmental foreign policies.

This book examines the problem of global climate change and assesses the manner in which governments and other actors have attempted to deal with it. It presents a series of in-depth international case studies on climate policy in Australia, Japan, China, Turkey, Hungary, Denmark, France, the European Union and the United States. The authors demonstrate how studying environmental foreign policy can help us to better understand how governments, businesses and civil society actors address - or fail to address - the critical problem of climate change.


1. Climate Change in Environmental Foreign Policy: Science, Diplomacy, and Politics Paul G. Harris 2. Australia at a Discursive Crossroad: Climate Change and Foreign Policy Melissa Nursey-Bray 3. Japanese Foreign Policy on Climate Change: Diplomacy and Domestic Politics Hiroshi Ohta 4. Climate Change in Chinese Foreign Policy: Internal and External Responses Paul G. Harris and Hongyuan Yu 5. Turkey's Foreign Policy on Global Atmospheric Commons: Climate Change and Ozone Depletion Semra Cerit Mazlum 6. Understanding Hungary's Environmental Foreign Policy: The Cases of the Climate Change and Biodiversity Regimes Zsolt Boda, Gyorgyi Bela, and Zsuzsanna Pato 7. Climate Change and Danish Foreign Policy: Options for Greater Integration Deborah Murphy, John Drexhage, Oli Brown, Aaron Cosbey, Richard Tarasofsky, and Beverley Darkin 8. Environmental Foreign Policy in France: National Interests, Nuclear Power, and Climate Protection Joseph Szarka 9. Who Decides EU Foreign Policy on Climate Change?: Actors, Alliances, and Institutions Oriol Costa 10. Exceptionalism as Foreign Policy: US Climate Change Policy and an Emerging Norm of Compliance Elizabeth L. Chalecki 11. Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in Official Development Assistance: Challenges to Foreign Policy Integration Asa Persson and Richard J.T. Klein

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