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Author Mol, A. P. J.

Title Globalization and environmental reform : the ecological modernization of the global economy / Arthur P.J. Mol
Edition First MIT Press paperback edition
Published Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT Press, 2003


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Description x, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Beyond Seattle -- 2. Globalization and the Transformation of Modernity -- 3. Ecological Modernization: From National Emergence to Global Maturation -- 4. The Globalization of Side Effects -- 5. Globalization and Environmental Reform -- 6. Globalization as Triadization: EU, NAFTA, and Japan -- 7. Global Environmental Reform beyond the Triad -- 8. Industrializing Economies in a Global Environment -- 9. Ecological Modernization and Global Environmental Reform
Summary Many writers either glorify globalization or vilify it, particularly for its destructive environmental effects. In this book environmental sociologist Arthur Mol provides a more balanced understanding of the relationship between globalization and environmental quality. Mol bases his arguments on his theory of ecological modernization, which holds that although processes of modernization and globalization often result in environmental degradation, they also can encourage policies and programs designed to arrest degradation and improve environmental quality. Building on earlier ecological modernization studies that focused on Europe, North America, and East and Southeast Asia, Mol takes here a more global perspective. He also addresses the increasing roles of nonstate actors, especially international institutions, nongovernmental organizations, popular movements, and transnational corporations
After examining the confusion created by the failure to distinguish among globalization, global capitalism, and neoliberalism, Mol analyzes both globalizations̕ destructive environmental consequences and its contribution to global environmental reform. Elaborating on the subject of reform, he focuses on three case studies, one involving the economic triad of the European Union, the NAFTA region, and Japan; one involving the relationship between the triad and developing countries; and one involving three developing countries: Vietnam, the Netherlands Antilles, and Kenya
Notes First MIT Press paperback edition, 2003
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to NetLibrary
Subject Environmentalism -- Social aspects.
Sustainable development.
Environmental policy.
Environmental degradation.
Author Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
LC no. 2001030440
ISBN 0262133954 hardback
0262632845 paperback