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Confronting Environmental Change in East and Southeast Asia: Eco-Politics, Foreign Policy and Sustainable Development

Edited By: Paul G Harris

269 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Dec 2005 | #148217 | ISBN: 1853839728
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About this book

An edited collection of essays by a group of international experts and scholars that address the politics and policy of environmental change and sustainable development in East and Southeast Asia.

The book pays particular attention to the ways in which foreign policy and international relations theories help explain eco-politics and sustainable development in the region. Case studies cover environmental diplomacy in East Asia and strategies for sustainable development in Southeast Asia, including Japanese environmental policy, China's climate change diplomacy, the role of NGOs in shaping Thailand's policies on biodiversity, international assistance and marine environmental protection in Vietnam, sustainable development policy in Taiwan, and the role of community-based conflict management in environmental protection efforts in Papua New Guinea.


Introduction; Part I: Environment, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy in East Asia; Environmental Politics and Foreign Policy in East Asia: A Survey of China and Japan; The Environmental and Japanese Foreign Policy; Japan and Global Climate Change; Environmental Degradation and Security in Maoist China; The 'Troubled Modernizer'; 'Panda Diplomacy'; Taiwan's International Environmental Policy; Part II: Eco-politics, IR and Strategies for Sustainable Development in East and Southeast Asia; China and the Climate Change Agreements; Thailand and the Convention on Biological Diversity; Mekong River Politics; Protecting the Marine Environment in Vietnam; Sustainable Development in Canada and Taiwan; Community-based Conflict Management and Environmental Change; Bibliography, Index

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Editor and contributor: Paul G Harris is Associate Professor of Politics at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

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