The Third World in Global Environmental Politics

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Both the developed and the developing worlds have significant stakes in the global environment, but they bring differing interests and agendas to the bargaining table. An inequitable global economic system and the internationalization of economies have reduced Third World countries' control over the disposition of their resources and affected their strategies in global environmental negotiations. Focusing on these issues, Marian Miller traces the efforts of developing countries to influence evolving environmental regimes. Her analysis focuses on four themes: the areas of divergence and convergence in various countries' environmental policies; how these effect common goals and strategies; the negotiation process itself; and the degree to which the developing countries' strategies have succeeded in achieving desired outcomes. Negotiations regarding hazardous waste trade, biodiversity, technology transfer and atmosphere and climate serve as case studies. The book concludes with an assessment of the prospects for global environmental co-operation and for sustainable development in the Third

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"It is refreshing...to read this timely analysis of globalenvironmental politics from a Third World perspective...This book should appeal to a wide audience of those who are concerned that the issue of equity should be at the centre, rather than at the margins, of the sustainability debate. It represents a welcome addition to my library shelves." - Development Policy Review "...a useful and comprehensive study...an admirable overview." - Environmental Politics "...a useful addition to a 'reading list' for most undergraduate courses on global enviromental issues." - Development and Change "...a neat and useful book...and will in particular have a great appeal to students." - Environment and Planning

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