Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, 2nd edition

Paul G. Harris (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politicssecond edition (Routledge, 2022), 630 pages, DOI: 10.4324/9781003008873. This new edition of the Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics brings together leading international academic experts to provide a comprehensive and authoritative survey of Global Environmental Politics. Fully revised, updated and expanded to 45 chapters, the book describes the history of global environmental politics as a discipline and explains the various theories and perspectives used by scholars and students to understand it; examines the key actors and institutions in global environmental politics, explaining the roles of states, international organizations, regimes, international law, foreign policy institutions, domestic politics, corporations and transnational actors; addresses the ideas and themes shaping the practice and study of global environmental politics, including the Anthropocene, sustainability, consumption, expertise, uncertainty, security, diplomacy, North-South relations, globalization, Earth system governance, justice, ethics, public participation and citizenship; and assesses the key issues and policies within global environmental politics, including energy, climate change, ozone depletion, air pollution, acid rain, transport, persistent organic pollutants, plastics, hazardous wastes, rivers, wetlands, oceans, fisheries, marine mammals, biodiversity, migratory species, natural heritage, forests, desertification, food and agriculture. The book will be an important resource for students, scholars, researchers and practitioners of environmental politics, environmental studies, environmental science, geography, globalization, international relations and political science. View the first chapter here.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

1. Global environmental politics: charting the domain

Paul G. Harris

Part II: Explaining and understanding global environmental politics

2. The discipline of global environmental politics: a short history

Loren R. Cass

3. Mainstream theories: realism, rationalism and revolutionism

John Vogler

4. Alternative theories: constructivism, Marxism, critical theory and feminism

Hayley Stevenson

5. The study of global environmental politics: strategies for research and learning

Juliann Emmons Allison and Thomas Hickmann

6. Advanced scholarship: interdisciplinary research at the science–policy interface

Peter M. Haas, Ronald B. Mitchell and Leandra R. Gonçalves

Part III: Actors and institutions in global environmental politics

7. States: nations, sovereignty and the international system

Hugh C. Dyer

8. International organizations: global and regional environmental cooperation

Kate O’Neill

9. International environmental regimes: formation, effectiveness, trends and challenges

Peter Suechting and Mary E. Pettenger

10. International environmental law: sources, principles and innovations

David B. Hunter

11. Environmental foreign policy: crossovers among levels of governance

Mihaela Papa

12. Comparative environmental politics: contributions from an emerging field

Stacy D. VanDeveer, Paul F. Steinberg, Jeannie L. Sowers and Erika Weinthal

13. Corporations: business and industrial influence

Kyla Tienhaara

14. Transnational actors: Nongovernmental organizations, civil society and individuals

Christian Downie

Part IV: Ideas and themes in global environmental politics

15. The Anthropocene: rethinking humanity’s role in the earth system

Peter Stoett and Simon Dalby

16. Sustainability: from ideas to action in international relations

Jon Marco Church, Andrew Tirrell, William R. Moomaw and Olivier Ragueneau

17. Consumption: institutions and actors

Gabriela Kütting

18. Expertise: specialized knowledge in environmental politics and sustainability

Andrew Karvonen and Ralf Brand

19. Uncertainty: risk, technology and the future

Jennifer Yarnold, Ray Maher, Karen Hussey and Stephen Dovers

20. Environmental security: international scope, national regimes and the human dimension

Sabina W. Lautensach and Alexander K. Lautensach

21. Earth system governance: world politics in the post-environmental age

Frank Biermann

22. Environmental diplomacy: international conferences and negotiations

Radoslav S. Dimitrov

23. North–South relations: colonialism, empire and international order

Shangrila Joshi

24. Globalization and the environment: economic changes and challenges

Lada V. Kochtcheeva

25. International justice: rights and obligations of states

Steve Vanderheiden

26. Environmental justice: pollution, poverty and marginalized communities

Hollie Nyseth Brehm and David N. Pellow

27. Environmental ethics: philosophy, ecology and other species

Sofia Guedes Vaz and Olivia Bina

28. Participation: public opinion and environmental action

Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt

29. Environmental citizenship: de-politicizing or re-politicizing environmental politics?

Derek Bell

Part V: Key issues and policies in global environmental politics

30. Air pollution and acid rain: early action and slowing progress

Loren R. Cass

31. Stratospheric ozone depletion: elements of success in global environmental politics

David Downie

32. Climate change: international diplomacy and governance from top to bottom

Paul G. Harris

33. Energy: political–economic strategies

Hugh C. Dyer

34. Transport and infrastructure: toward sustainable mobility

Helene Dyrhauge

35. Persistent organic pollutants: managing threats to human health and the environment

David Downie and Jessica Templeton

36. Hazardous waste: fragmented governance and aspirations for environmental justice

Katja Biedenkopf

37. Plastics: from resources to waste and back again

Josephine van Zeben and Violet Ross

38. Water, rivers and wetlands: governance paradigms and principles

Edward Challies and Jens Newig

39. Pollution and management of oceans and seas: challenges in an unresponsive international system

Peter J. Jacques

40. Fisheries and marine mammals: the complexities of collective management

Elizabeth R. DeSombre

41. Biodiversity, migratory species and natural heritage: global challenges ahead

Volker Mauerhofer and Felister Nyacuru

42. Forests: the political ecology of international environmental governance

Constance L. McDermott and David Humphreys

43. Desertification: competing knowledge claims and land-management agendas

Meri Juntti

44. Food and agriculture: global dynamics and environmental consequences

Jennifer Clapp and Sarah J. Martin

Part VI: Conclusion

45. The promises of global environmental politics: prospects for study and practice

Paul G. Harris