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Author: Norman J. Vig,Regina S. Axelrod
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Title: The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy
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Publisher: Cq Pr (January 1, 1999)
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The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy by Norman J. Vig,Regina S. Axelrod

Environmental law, International Environmental policy. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners.

Library of Congress Control Number: 2004013762. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 156802827X (alk. paper). Axelrod, Regina S. Personal Name: Downie, David Leonard. Personal Name: Vig, Norman J. Rubrics: Environmental law, International Environmental policy.

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The in-troductory chapter by Vig is a brief but excellent intro-duction to the major themes and arguments that manifestthemselves to varying extents in the majority of thesubsequent chapters of the book. The volume presents original insights into frequentlydiscussed topics such as the lapsed US leadership onclimate change and biodiversity protection (the chapterby Paarlberg). At the same time the book also s on topics that have not yet received dueattention in the international scholarly literature on envi-ronmental politics.

Norman J. Vig is Professor of Political Science and the Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at Carleton College, where he has taught since 1966.

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The Global Environment meets the need for an authoritative assessment of the state of international environmental institutions, laws and policies at the end of the 20th century. The book examines disagreements over the meaning of sustainable development, problems inherent in implementing environmental policies and the conflict over the exclusion of developing countries from the Kyoto Protocol. Norman J. Vig, Regina S. Axelrod.

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by Vig, Norman J; Axelrod, Regina S. Publication date 1999. Topics Environmental law, International, Environmental policy. Publisher Washington, . Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive.

Introduction: governing the international environment, Regina Axelrod, Stacy D. VanDeveer and Norman J. Vig - Global institutions and the environment : an evolutionary perspective, Marvin S. Soroos - Environmental protection in the twenty-first century : the role of international law, Jacqueline Peel - Global environmental policy : governance through regimes, David Leonard Downie - The role of environmental NGOs in international regimes, John McCormick - International climate change policy : towards.

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As the twentieth century draws to a close, the earth's physical and biological systems are under unprecedented strain. In many ways, all serious environmental threats are now international in scope, since nearly all forms of pollution, use of resources, and destabilization of natural ecosystems have implications for the sustainability of life as we know it.

The consumption of resources by one country or group of people ultimately affects other-and much larger-sections of the human population, including all those in future generations. Over the past three decades, the nations of the world have begun to deal on a global scale with many environmental threats, particularly through efforts to devise comprehensive agendas for safeguarding the environment while also promoting economic development.

The Global Environment, a timely new collection of essays, analyzes and assesses the state of international institutions, regimes, laws, and policies for the protection of the global environment at the close of the twentieth century. All essays have been written expressly for this volume or were adapted for firsttime publication in it. A distinguished international cast of contributors includes leading American and European academic experts on environmental politics, international law, and sustainable development policies. While providing a historical overview of the development of global and regional organizations and treaty agreements since World War II, the book focuses on implementation of "sustainable development" principles adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

An introductory chapter written by Norman J. Vig explains key terms and concepts, and summarizes each section of the text. Separate chapters cover the role of intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, the changing nature of international law, the worldwide implementation of Agenda 21 for carrying out sustainable development globally, the environmental consequences of international trade agreements, and negotiations leading to the historic Kyoto Protocol on climate change signed in December 1997.

Four case studies examine sustainable development policies and controversial development projects within individual states that have significant international repercussions. From path-breaking national environmental planning in the Netherlands . . . to questions about democracy, human rights, and the future of energy development raised by the construction of the Three Gorges Dam in China and the Temelin Nuclear Power Plant in the Czech Republic . . . to the difficulties of implementing international environmental norms in developing countries as illustrated by the example of mining regulation in Indonesia, students will see the relationships between national, regional, and global levels of environmental policy.

The Global Environment may be used as a companion volume to Environmental Policy in the 1990s, edited by Norman J. Vig and Michael E. Kraft, a new fourth edition of which will be published by CQ Press in early August as Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-first Century.

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Full of great facts and life changing statements. Make you think critically about our world's worst problems, and why we can't seem to fix them.
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