Description - The Globalization of Environmental Crisis by Jan Oosthoek
Previously published as a special issue of Globalizations, this collection of essays addresses what is arguably the most pressing and urgent issue of our day - the continuing development of global environmental crises and the need for new and urgent responses to them by the world community. The contributors include social scientists, environmental historians, anthropologists, and science policy researchers, and together they give an overview of the history of the globalization of environmental crisis over the past several decades, both in terms of the science of measurement and the types of policy and public responses that have emerged to date. The specific issue areas addressed in the book cover a wide range of topics, including international environmental governance, North-South inequalities, climate change, global warming, tropical forests, air pollution, economic and paradigm shifts, sustainability, indigenous peoples and eco-conservation, EU environmental policy, the United States and politicized climate science, and more.
The Globalization of Environmental Crisis will be of particular interest to all those concerned with the on-going debate over the state of the global environment and what to do about it.
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Author Biography - Jan Oosthoek
Jan Oosthoek is Lecturer in Environmental History in the School of Historical Studies, Newcastle University. He is at present Vice-president of the European Society for Environmental History. Barry K. Gills is Reader in International Politics at the University of Newcastle, UK and Director of the Globalization Research Center at the University of Hawaii, USA. William R. Thompson is Rogers Professor of Political Science at the University of Indiana, USA.