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The Environment Between Theory and Practice

Avner de-Shalit

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240388
eISBN:
9780191599033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240388.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

When constructing environmental policies in democratic regimes, there is a need for a theory that can be used not only by academics but also by politicians and activists. So why has the major part of ... More


Global Environmental Politics

Jeffrey S. Lantis

in The Life and Death of International Treaties: Double-Edged Diplomacy and the Politics of Ratification in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535019
eISBN:
9780191715952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535019.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the history of global environmental policies as foundation for a focused examination of ratification struggles over the Kyoto Protocol to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Five ... More


Introduction : Beyond Global Discourse: The Rediscovery of Culture in Environmental Politics

Maarten Hajer and Frank Fischer

in Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295099
eISBN:
9780191599262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829509X.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The reason that environmental policy in general and the policy of sustainable development in particular have failed is that they have been conceptualized in a way that has not compelled institutions ... More


Global Environmental Governance

Matthew Paterson

in International Society and its Critics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265206
eISBN:
9780191601866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265208.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The environment has emerged as a key issue in global politics since the early 1970s, and the issues that comprise the ‘environmental crisis’ are widely regarded to have had significant impacts on ... More


Is Liberalism Environment‐Friendly?

Avner de‐Shalit

in The Environment Between Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240388
eISBN:
9780191599033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240388.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

What kind of theory should and can we use to persuade others of the importance of environment‐friendly policies? More precisely, in what sense is liberalism environment friendly and in what sense is ... More


The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

Maarten A. Hajer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293330
eISBN:
9780191599408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829333X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The book identifies the emergence and increasing political importance of ‘ecological modernization’ as a new language in environmental politics. In this conceptual language, environmental management ... More


Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

Frank Fischer and Maarten Hajer (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295099
eISBN:
9780191599262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829509X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The environmental politics of sustainable development has reached an impasse, despite the optimism that attended the ‘Earth Summit’ held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Notwithstanding wide recognition of ... More


Green, Greener, Greenest

Masja Nas

in The Impact of Values

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294757
eISBN:
9780191599040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294751.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter attempts to gain an insight into the relationship between changing value orientations and the concept of ‘greenness’. Unfortunately, there exist no data permitting green attitudes to be ... More


Public Policy as Social Construct: Multiple Meanings in Sustainable Development

Frank Fischer

in Democracy and Expertise: Reorienting Policy Inquiry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199282838
eISBN:
9780191712487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282838.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which policy is more fundamentally a sociopolitical construct than technical/instrumental tool, as it is approached in much of policy science. Employing a ... More


Sustainable Development and the Crisis of Nature: On the Political Anatomy of an Oxymoron

Wolfgang Sachs

in Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295099
eISBN:
9780191599262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829509X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The current environmental crisis is a long‐delayed ‘boomerang effect’ of the North's exploitation of the South, which began with Christopher Columbus. Economic development has started to bump up ... More


Introduction

Jessica F. Green

in Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157580
eISBN:
9781400848669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157580.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines how the global environment is regulated and, in particular, the diversity of actors involved in addressing the problem of climate change. It considers the role of private actors, ... More


Environmental Politics in the European Union: Policy-making, Implementation and Patterns of Multi-level Governance

Christoph Knill and Duncan Liefferink

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075803
eISBN:
9781781701461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075803.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book provides a comprehensive introduction into the making, development and implementation of European Union (EU) environmental politics. The environmental policy of the EU has made impressive ... More


Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance

Jessica F. Green

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157580
eISBN:
9781400848669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157580.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines the role of nonstate actors in global environmental politics, arguing that a fuller understanding of their role requires a new way of conceptualizing private authority. It ... More


Environmental Policy from the New Deal to the Great Society: The Lagged Emergence of an Ideological Dividing Line

Marc Allen Eisner

in Conservatism and American Political Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195373929
eISBN:
9780199852291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373929.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Environmental protection constitutes one of the more significant expansions of state authority during the last decades of the 20th century. The Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1970 and ... More


Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226285269
eISBN:
9780226285573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226285573.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The first detailed study of the ‘peak oil movement,’ this book combines sociology, literary criticism, history and environmental studies to explore an early twenty-first century environmental social ... More


Introduction: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance

Andreas Duit

in State and Environment: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027120
eISBN:
9780262323871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027120.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book is a comparative study of environmental governance that highlights the crucial role played by the state in environmental politics and policy. By offering cross-national comparisons of ... More


Apocalyptic Popular Culture and Political Quiescence

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

in Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226285269
eISBN:
9780226285573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226285573.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter situates peakists’ sense of impending collapse in the context of the long history of American apocalypticism and highlights the ways that peakist narratives borrowed and diverted from ... More


Making global warming policy

Shizuka Oshitani

in Global Warming Policy in Japan and Britain: Interactions Between Institutions and Issue Characteristics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069383
eISBN:
9781781701546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069383.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter gives background information on policy-making to tackle the global warming problem in Japan and Britain. It has already been mentioned that Japan could be considered corporatist and ... More


The Three Worlds of Environmental Politics

Detlef Jahn

in State and Environment: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027120
eISBN:
9780262323871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027120.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the three worlds of environmental politics in highly industrialized democratic countries. Drawing on the theoretical literature on green politics that distinguish between a ... More


Social and Spatial Inequalities in Hungarian Environmental Politics: A Historical Perspective

Zsuzsa Gille

in Livable Cities?: Urban Struggles for Livelihood and Sustainability

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230248
eISBN:
9780520935976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230248.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter presents the politics of toxic wastes, which shows a very different picture of industrial pollution in this transition. It also adds a new dimension to the issue of sustainability. It ... More


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