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Paths to a Green World: The Political Economy of the Global Environment

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  • Jennifer Clapp

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    (University of Waterloo)

  • Peter Dauvergne

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    (University of British Columbia)

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    This comprehensive and accessible book fills the need for a political economy view of global environmental politics, focusing on the ways international economic processes affect environmental outcomes. It examines the main actors and forces shaping global environmental management, particularly in the developing world. Moving beyond the usual emphasis on international agreements and institutions, it strives to capture not only academic theoretical debates but also views on politics, economics, and the environment within the halls of global conferences, on the streets during antiglobalization protests, and in the boardrooms of international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and industry associations. The book maps out an original typology of four contrasting worldviews of environmental change--those of market liberals, institutionalists, bioenvironmentalists, and social greens--and uses them as a framework to examine the links between the global political economy and ecological change. This typology provides a common language for students, instructors, and scholars to discuss the issues across the classical social science divisions. The second edition of this popular text has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent events, including the food crisis of 2007-2008, the financial meltdown of 2008, and the Copenhagen Climate Conference of 2009. Topics covered include the environmental implications of globalization; wealth, poverty, and consumption; global trade; transnational corporations; and multilateral and private finance.

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    This book is provided by The MIT Press in its series MIT Press Books with number 0262515822 and published in 2011.

    Volume: 1
    Edition: 2
    ISBN: 0-262-51582-2
    Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262515822

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    Keywords: political economy; environment; globalization; trade; poverty; finance; transnational corporations;

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