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The Greening of Sovereignty in World Politics

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Edited By: Karen T Litfin

344 pages, Illus

MIT Press

Paperback | Jan 1999 | #86275 | ISBN: 0262621231
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #86274 | ISBN: 0262122111
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Argues that transnational environmental organisations do not necessarily erode state sovereignty.

A welcome addition to the literature on the reconciliation of the historic concept of sovereignty and the need for national cooperation to protect the global environment. A prominent group of scholars address salient aspects of this complex issue. --Lynton K. Caldwell, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University


The greening of sovereignty - an introduction. Part 1 Theoretical tensions: between sovereignty and environment - an exploration of the discourse of government, Thom Kuehls; taking indigenous critiques seriously - the enemny "r" us, Franke Wilmer; sovereignty and ecosystem management - clash of concepts and boundaries?, Veronica ward; the nature of sovereignty and the sovereignty of nature - problematizing the boundaries between self, society, state and system, Ronnie D. Lipschutz. Part 2 Reconfiguring sovereignty - case studies: forms of discourse/norms of sovereignty - interests, science and morality in the regulation of whaling, Ronald B. Mitchell; sovereignty reconfigured -environmental regimes and Third World states, Marian A.L. Miller; satellites and sovereign knowledge - remote sensing of the global environment, Karen T. Liftin; sovereignty, environment and subsidiary in the European Union, Joseph Henri Jupille. Part 3 Revisioning sovereignty: eco-cultural security and indigenous self-determination - moving toward a new conception of sovereignty, Sheldon Kamieniecki and Margaret Scully Granzeier; reorienting state sovereignty - rights and responsibilities in the environmental age, Paul Wapner; global village sovereignty -intergenerational sovereign publics, federal-republican earth constitutions and planetary identities, Daniel Deudney.

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