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About this book
About this book
This book and its companion volume, "Climate Change and Foreign Policy: Case Studies from East to West", 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.
Focussing on theory and practice, this book introduces the concepts and theories of Environmental Foreign Policy, providing a theoretical overview as well as addressing the construction of nature, the symbolism of environmental policy, and business and government responses to climate change. It explores the practice of Environmental Foreign Policy, describing how both developed and developing countries have approached a variety of environmental issues, including persistent organic pollutants, water, biodiversity, climate change and the trade-environment nexus.
1. Introduction: Environmental Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice Paul G. Harris Part 1: Theory 2. Theories of Environmental Foreign Policy: Power, Interests, and Ideas John Barkdull and Paul G. Harris 3. The Symbolism of Environmental Policy: Foreign Policy Commitments as Signaling Tools Loren R. Cass 4. Pluralistic Politics and Public Choice: Theories of Business and Government Responses to Climate Change Thomas L. Brewer 5. The Politics of Socionatures: Images of Environmental Foreign Policy Maximilian Mayer and Friedrich J. Arndt Part 2: Practice 6. The Domestication of International Environmental Conventions: Biodiversity in Ugandan Foreign Policy David R. Mutekanga 7. From Local Protest to the International Court of Justice: Forging Environmental Foreign Policy in Argentina Isabella Alcaniz and Ricardo Gutierrez 8. Finnish Environment and Foreign Policy: Supranationalism, Pragmatism, and Consensus Building Mika Mervio 9. Canada's Foreign Policy on Persistent Organic Pollutants: The Making of an Environmental Leader Ken Wilkening and Charles Thrift 10. Greening the Streams: Water in EU and US Foreign Policy Sara Hughes and Lena Partzsch 11. Trade and the Environment: Foreign Policies of Developing Countries in Asia Yohei Harashima 12. Financing for the Environment: Explaining Unequal Burden Sharing Aike Muller 13. Conclusion: Environmental Foreign Policy: Towards a Conceptual Framework Mihaela Papa
Lingnan University, Hong Kong