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Author Clapp, Jennifer, 1963-

Title Paths to a green world : the political economy of the global environment / Jennifer Clapp and Peter Dauvergne
Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2005]


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Description xxi, 327 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Peril or prosperity? : mapping worldviews of global environmental change -- 2. The ecological consequences of globalization -- 3. The globalization of environmentalism -- 4. Economic growth in a world of wealth and poverty -- 5. Global trade and the environment -- 6. Global investment and the environment -- 7. Global financing and the environment -- 8. Paths to a green world? : four visions for a healthy global environment
Summary This comprehensive and accessible text fills the need for a political economy view of global environmental politics, focusing on the ways key economic processes affect environmental outcomes. It examines the main actors and forces shaping global environmental management, particularly in the developing world. Moving beyond the usual academic emphasis on international agreements and institutions, it strives to integrate debates within the real world of global policy and the academic world of theory. The book maps out an original typology of four contrasting worldviews of environmental change---those of market liberals, institutionalists, bioenvironmentalists, and social greens---and uses these as a framework to examine the links between the global political economy and ecological change. This typology not only helps students understand and participate in debates about these worldviews but also provides a common language for students and instructors to discuss the issues across the social sciences. The book covers globalization and its consequences for the environment; the evolution of global discourse and global environmental governance; wealth, poverty, and consumption; the impact on the environmental standards; and the environmental effects of international financing, including multilateral lending and aid and bilateral and private finance. Brief, illustrative case studies appear throughout the text
Notes Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-305) and index
Notes English
Subject Environmental economics.
Environmental policy.
Global environmental change.
Globalization -- Economic aspects.
Author Dauvergne, Peter.
LC no. 2004059256
ISBN 0262033291 hardback
0262532719 paperback
Other Titles Paths to a green world