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The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy (Choice Outstanding Academic Books) [Paperback]

Regina S. Axelrod , Stacy D. VanDeveer , David Leonard Downie
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3 Mar 2010 Choice Outstanding Academic Books
The new edition of this award-winning volume reflects the latest events in the climate crisis while providing balanced coverage of the key institutions, issues, laws, and policies in global environmental politics. Chapter authors provide crucial historical context while synthesizing the latest scholarship for a student audience. In addition to three entirely new chapters, all of the essays are written specifically for this volume&BAD:mdash; updated with new case material, maps, figures, examples, and interpretations. Additionally, an updated chronology of global environmental policy and an updated list of acronyms aid students in critical reading, as well as review and study.

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: CQ Press; 3rd Edition edition (3 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0872899667
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872899667
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,267,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Regina S. Axelrod is professor of political science and chair of the political science department at Adelphi University. She has published numerous articles and books on environmental and energy policy in the United Sates, the European Union, and Central Europe, including Environment, Energy, Public Policy: Toward a Rational Future and Conflict between Energy and Urban Environment. She has lectured at Charles University, Prague, and the University of Budapest on nuclear power and the transition to democracy. She is an academic associate of the Atlantic Council and past president of the New York Political Science Association. In 2007, she received a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award to lecture in the Czech Republic. She also received grants from the National Science Foundation, National Research Council, the Soros Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency.



Stacy D. VanDeveer is professor of political science and chair of the department at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include global and regional environmental policymaking and its domestic impacts, comparative environmental politics, the connections between environmental and security issues, the roles of expertise in policymaking and the geopolitics of resource consumption. In addition to authoring and coauthoring over 75 articles, book chapters, working papers, and reports, he is the coeditor of Saving the Seas (1997), EU Enlargement and the Environment (2005), Changing Climates in North American Politics (2009), Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics (2009), and Comparative Environmental Politics (2012), and co-author of forthcoming books on the European Union and the Environment and on Transnational Climate Change Governance.

David Leonard Downie is director of environmental studies and associate professor of politics at Fairfield University. He has written extensively on global environmental politics and international relations, including Northern Lights against POPs: Combating Toxic Threats in the Arctic, coedited with Terry Fenge. He previously taught courses in international environmental politics at Columbia University and served as director of the university’s Earth Institute Fellows Program and as director of environmental policy studies at its School of International and Public Affairs.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Global Environment Institutions 30 Mar 2014
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Good background book, which concentrates on theoretical approaches to the topics, which is very useful in environmental field where there is so much legislation/regulation that it is difficult to see wood from the trees
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book 27 Feb 2009
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Full of great facts and life changing statements. Make you think critically about our world's worst problems, and why we can't seem to fix them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars strong, fun book 8 Mar 2006
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I purchased this book because I read a anohter book by one of the authors. I was very impressed and recommend it to everyone.
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