Revised and updated throughout, this unique anthology examines global environmental politics from a range of perspectives and captures the voices of both the powerless and the powerful. Paradigms of sustainability, environmental security, and ecological justice illustrate the many ways environmental challenges and their solutions are framed in contemporary international debates about climate, water, forests, toxics, energy, food, and biodiversity.
Organized thematically, the selections offer a truly global scope. Seventeen new readings explore climate justice, globalization, land and water grabs, climate change and conflict, China’s international environmental relations, and the future of climate politics in the wake of the Paris Agreement. This book stresses the underlying questions of power, interests, authority, and legitimacy that shape environmental debates, and it provides readers with a global range of perspectives on the critical challenges facing the planet and its people.
This new edition of Green Planet Blues connects directly with a wide-range of upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part Part One|62 pages
The Debate Begins
part Part Two|58 pages
Ecology and the Structure of the International System
part Part Three|66 pages
Institutions of Global Environmental Governance
part Part Four|44 pages
The Sustainability Debate
part Part Five|80 pages
From Ecological Conflict to Environmental Security?
part Part Six|58 pages