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A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy, Second Edition: National Government Interventions in a Global Arena (Elgar Original Reference)

A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy, Second Edition: National Government Interventions in a Global Arena (Elgar Original Reference)

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'The Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy is a very important book. More than 40 experienced authors, including some of the most important international thought leaders of our time, have confronted a crucial question: How can and should national governments come to grips with the need for global action on a wide range of increasingly urgent environmental challenges that exceed their authority and capability? Through close examination of numerous case studies, a balanced perspective that takes government, business and civil society into account, and fresh interdisciplinary thinking about a range of policy tools, the Handbook offers a treasure-trove of new concepts and new perspectives. The authors conclude that by acknowledging the ongoing erosion of national sovereignty and accepting the growing need to work together in supranational forums, national governments can, in fact, increase their capacity to shape their own destiny.'- Lawrence Susskind, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US 'In an increasingly interdependent world, global forces affect both the design and effectiveness of environmental policy. This Handbook provides an unusually creative and comprehensive guide, not only to the nature of these forces and their impacts, but also to how a better understanding of these forces can provide a foundation for improving the effectiveness of environmental policy.' - Tom Tietenberg, Colby College, US In the current era of globalization, national governments are increasingly exposed to international influences that present new constraints and opportunities for domestic environmental policies. This comprehensive, revised Handbook pushes the frontiers of theoretical and empirical knowledge, and provides a state-of-the-art examination of the multifaceted effects of globalization on environmental governance. Including substantially revised as well as new contributions from leading authorities, the Handbook offers an insightful overview of recent developments at the intersection of globalization and national environmental policy. It covers themes including national regimes, trade rules, types of goods, federalism, innovation, standards, citizen-consumers, developing countries, policy networks, partnerships, and carbon trading. The Handbook's depth and scope will appeal to a broad and varied readership, across academics, students, and policy makers interested in public and private governance, environmental economics, international relations, environmental politics and law, sociology, and political science. Contributors: T. Chagas, P. Conceicao, E. Dellas, D. Esty, M. Flaherty, P. Glasbergen, E. Harkink, J. Hontelez, M. Ivanova, M. Jansen, N. Johnstone, M. Kalamova, I. Kaul, A. Keck, R. Kemp, W. Kersten, A. Kolliker, L. Kramer, D. Liefferink, A. Mol, H. Mowat, H. Opschoor, S. Ozinga, J. Pieters, D. Post, L. Soete, G. Spaargaren, B. Stigson, C. Streck, M. Toffel, N. Uludere Aragon, J. van Kasteren, P. van Seters, S. Veenman, J. Verschuuren, R. Visser, D. Vogel, K. von Moltke, M. von Unger, R. Weehuizen, F. Wijen, K. Zoeteman