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The Globalization and Environment Reader. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5226433
  • Book
  • June 2016
  • 384 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Globalization and Environment Reader features a collection of classic and cutting-edge readings that explore whether and how globalization can be made compatible with sustainable development.

  • Offers a comprehensive collection of nearly 30 classic and cutting-edge readings spanning a broad range of perspectives within this increasingly important field
  • Addresses the question of whether economic globalization is the prime cause of the destruction of the global environment – or if some forms of globalization could help to address global environmental problems
  • Features carefully edited extracts selected both for their importance and their accessibility
  • Covers a variety of topics such as the ‘marketization’ of nature, debates about managing and governing the relationship between globalization and the environment, and discussions about whether or not globalization should be ‘greened’
  • Systematically captures the breadth and diversity of the field without assuming prior knowledge
  • Offers a timely and necessary insight into the future of our fragile planet in the 21st century
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Editors’ Introduction: The Globalization and Environment Debate 1
J. Timmons Roberts and Peter Newell

Part I Going Global 21

Introduction 23

1 The Anthropocene: Are Humans Now Overwhelming the Great Forces of Nature? (2007) 27
Will Steffen, Paul J. Crutzen, and John R. McNeill

2 Address at the Closing Ceremony of the Eighth and Final Meeting of the World Commission on Environment and Development and the Tokyo Declaration (1987) 43
Gro Harlem Brundtland

3 Foxes in Charge of the Chickens (1993) 51
Nicholas Hildyard

4 Can the Environment Survive the Global Economy? (1997) 63
Edward Goldsmith

5 Ecological Modernization and the Global Economy (2002) 77
Arthur P. J. Mol

6 Environment and Globalization: Five Propositions (2010) 94
Adil Najam, David Runnalls, and Mark Halle

Part II The Nature of Globalization – Cases and Trends in Globalization 109

Introduction 111

7 The Value of the World’s Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital (1997) 117
Robert Costanza, Ralph d’Arge, Rudolf de Groot, Stephen Farber, Monica Grasso, Bruce Hannon, Karin Limburg, Shahid Naeem, Robert V. O’Neill, Jose Paruelo, Robert G. Raskin, Marjan Van den Belt, and Paul Sutton

8 Sustainability and Markets: On the Neoclassical Model of Environmental Economics (1997) 134
Michael Jacobs

9 Crafting the Next Generation of Market-Based Environmental Tools (1997) 148
Jeremy B. Hockenstein, Robert N. Stavins, and Bradley W. Whitehead

10 Climate Fraud and Carbon Colonialism: The New Trade in Greenhouse Gases (2004) 162
Heidi Bachram

11 The Business of Sustainable Development (1992) 177
Stephen Schmidheney

12 The “Commons” versus the “Commodity”: Alter-globalization, Anti-privatization and the Human Right to Water in the Global South (2007) 187
Karen Bakker

Part III Explaining the Relationship between Globalization and the Environment 211

Introduction 213

13 Peril or Prosperity? Mapping Worldviews of Global Environmental Change (2011) 219
Jennifer Clapp and Peter Dauvergne

14 Introduction to World Development Report, 2003: Sustainable Development in a Dynamic Global Economy (2003) 233
World Bank

15 The Political Ecology of Globalization (2012) 247
Peter Newell

16 Institutions for the Earth: Promoting International Environmental Protection (1992) 262
Marc A. Levy, Peter M. Haas, and Robert O. Keohane

Part IV Governing Globalization and the Environment 279

Introduction 281

17 Trading Up and Governing Across: Transnational Governance and Environmental Protection (1997) 285
David Vogel

18 The WTO and the Undermining of Global Environmental Governance (2000) 294
Ken Conca

19 Private Environmental Governance and International Relations: Exploring the Links (2003) 299
Robert Falkner

20 Managing Multinationals: The Governance of Investment for the Environment (2001) 309
Peter Newell

21 Reforming Global Environmental Governance: The Case for a United Nations Environment Organisation (UNEO) (2012) 323
Frank Biermann

Part V Can Globalization be Greened? 333

Introduction 335

22 Whose Common Future: Reclaiming the Commons (1994) 341
The Ecologist

23 Resisting ‘Globalisation-from-above’ Through ‘Globalisation-from-below’ (1997) 362
Richard Falk

24 Picking the Wrong Fight: Why Attacks on the World Trade Organization Pose the Real Threat to National Environmental and Public Health Protection (2005) 371
Alasdair R. Young

25 What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism (2010) 379
Fred Magdoff and John Bellamy Foster

26 Pathways of Human Development and Carbon Emissions Embodied in Trade (2012) 396
Julia K. Steinberger, J. Timmons Roberts, Glen P. Peters, and Giovanni Baiocchi

27 Introduction to Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication (2012) 406
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

28 Critique of the Green Economy: Toward Social and Environmental Equity (2012) 422
Barbara Unmüßig, Wolfgang Sachs, and Thomas Fatheuer

Index 439

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J. Timmons Roberts Brown University, USA.

Pete Newell University of Sussex, UK.
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