Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics

NOTE: The second edition of this book will be published in March 2022. You can find more information by clicking on Books.

Paul G. Harris (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, updated paperback edition (Routledge, 2016), 560 pages. The Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of global environmental politics. It brings together leading international academic experts and features 40 chapters that describe the history of global environmental politics as a discipline and explain the various theories and perspectives used by scholars and students to understand it; examine the key actors and institutions in global environmental politics, explaining the role of states, international organizations, regimes, international law, foreign policy institutions, domestic politics, corporations and transnational actors; address the ideas and themes shaping the practice and study of global environmental politics, including sustainability, consumption, expertise, uncertainty, security, diplomacy, North-South relations, globalization, justice, ethics, participation and citizenship; and assess the key issues and policies within global environmental politics, including energy, climate change, ozone depletion, air pollution, acid rain, sustainable transport, persistent organic pollutants, hazardous wastes, water, rivers, wetlands, oceans, fisheries, marine mammals, biodiversity, migratory species, natural heritage, forests, desertification, food and agriculture. With an in-depth update by the editor, and contributions from almost 50 scholars, this expanded paperback edition of the handbook is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, researchers and practitioners of environmental politics, environmental studies, environmental science, geography, international relations and political science. For additional updated material, be sure to read the 2016 paperback edition. To find information on the 2014 hardback edition, click on the Books (All 25 Books) link at the top of this webpage.

“It is impossible to overpraise a volume that is comprehensive, forthright … and practices what it preaches, including offering suggestions about how to teach global environmental politics and why it is necessary to conduct transdisciplinary research that engages environmental issues and values from multiple perspectives. … Summing up: essential.”

M. Tetreault, Trinity University

Click here to read the table of contents and extended preface to the paperback edition.