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From Precaution to Profit: Contemporary Challenges to Environmental Protection in the Montreal Protocol

By: Brian J Gareau(Author)

320 pages, 6 b/w illustrations

Yale University Press

Hardback | Jan 2013 | #199907 | ISBN-13: 9780300175264
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The Montreal Protocol has been cited as the most successful global environmental agreement, responsible for phasing out the use of ozone-depleting substances. But, says Brian Gareau in this provocative and engaging book, the Montreal Protocol has failed – largely because of neoliberal ideals involving economic protectionism but also due to the protection of the legitimacy of certain forms of scientific knowledge. Gareau traces the rise of a new form of disagreement among global powers, members of the scientific community, civil society, and agro-industry groups, leaving them relatively ineffective in their efforts to push for environmental protection.

"Excellent...will spur a flurry of much-needed debate and scholarship."
- Michael Goldman, author of Imperial Nature (07/18/2012)

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Brian J. Gareau is assistant professor of sociology and international studies at Boston College.

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