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Author Mitchell, Ronald B. (Ronald Bruce)

Title International politics and the environment / Ronald B. Mitchell.

Published London : SAGE, [2010]
©2010

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 UniM Bail  363.70526 MITC    DUE 12-01-20
Physical description xiii, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
Series SAGE series on the foundations of international relations.
Sage series on the foundations of international relations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-229) and index.
Contents 1 Explaining international environmental politics 1 -- Goals of the book 2 -- A history of the field 5 -- Causation 8 -- Outline of the book 18 -- 2 Defining and distinguishing international environmental problems 20 -- Defining international environmental problems 20 -- A brief history of international environmental problems 25 -- Distinguishing environmental problems 29 -- Distinguishing the problem structure of 'real world' problems 45 -- Conclusion 45 -- 3 Sources of international environmental problems 48 -- IPAT identity: impacts, population, affluence, and technology 48 -- Six perspectives on the sources of environmental problems 52 -- Causes of international environmental problems 65 -- Conclusion 78 -- 4 International emergence of environmental problems 80 -- Definitions 81 -- Variation in the international agenda: what needs explanation? 82 -- Explaining issue emergence: knowledge, concern, and urgency 84 -- Processes of international agenda setting 85 -- Actors involved 100 -- Variation in the nature of the problem 103 -- Conditions for issue emergence 109 -- Conclusion 111 -- 5 Negotiating solutions to international environmental problems 112 -- Definitions 112 -- Background conditions that support international action 113 -- Processes of international negotiation 122 -- Influences on institutional content 131 -- Negotiation participation and institutional membership 144 -- Conclusion 145 -- 6 Evaluating the effectiveness of international environmental institutions 146 -- Compliance, effectiveness, and effects 146 -- Understanding the influence of IEAs: how and why do they make the differences they make? 154 -- Systems and strategies for inducing behavioral change 163 -- Explaining variation in effectiveness 172 -- 7 Future of international environmental politics 181 -- Explaining international environmental politics 182 -- Explanatory variations across policy stages 184 -- Thinking causally 188 -- Four debates 191 -- Unanswered questions 198 -- Importance of policy relevant research 203 -- Conclusion 205.
Subject Environmental policy -- International cooperation.
ISBN 9781412919753
1412919754