Items related to Global Environmental Politics: Power, Perspectives,...

Global Environmental Politics: Power, Perspectives, and Practice - Softcover

3.67 avg rating
( 12 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781568027494: Global Environmental Politics: Power, Perspectives, and Practice
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Traditional views of global environmental politics take the structures and relations of international politics as a given. Solutions to environmental problems, then, must be products of concession, negotiation, and inevitable compromise―a world of top-down planetary management. Lipschutz challenges students to question these conventional approaches. He argues that much light can be shed on global environmental degradation if we look beyond the politics of conflict and cooperation and explore environmental problems from their very "roots."

Using a framework that accounts for the ontologies, material conditions, and power relations that structure global environmental problems, Lipschutz is able to more effectively question attempts to clean up the globe and sustain the world′s natural resources. Throughout the text, the author uses compelling cases to illustrate the effects of globalization and capitalism, yet is careful to make the link between the local and the global to show how we, as individuals, are both consumers of goods and producers of pollution.

A powerful new approach

  • How is the financing of a water system in Bolivia linked to long-standing forestation practices in India?
    Taking nothing for granted, the root causes of major global environmental problems are exposed and subjected to rigorous analysis. Lipschutz shows, for instance, how privatization operates in different global contexts with strikingly similar consequences.

  • In what ways are liberalism and realism actually two sides of the same coin?
    Both make self-interest―of the individual and of the state―key operating terms. In a revealing comparison, Lipschutz explores the limits of these dominant political models to effectively frame and solve environmental problems.

  • What kinds of political, social, and environmental practices bring about meaningful change?
    By emphasizing the global impacts of local actions, the text shows how attempts to control environmental problems may actually reproduce the very systems they are meant to ameliorate.

Combined with practical pedagogy

  • Rich historical background helps contextualize contemporary issues.

  • Extensive suggested reading lists at the end of each chapter guide students to further research, while tables and figures elegantly show data and concepts.

  • The emphasis on assessing the root causes of global environmental problems and models encourages critical thinking. Students are also encouraged to rethink their own role in the global environmental system and to get involved in effective forms of social change.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Ronnie D. Lipschutz is Professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he teaches courses on foreign policy, international politics, global environmental politics, ecological philosophy, and Cold War film and fiction. He is the Associate Director of the Center for Global, International, and Regional Studies at UCSC and Chair of the Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association. Lipschutz has degrees in physics from the University of Texas-Austin and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the Energy and Resources Group at U.C. Berkeley. Lipschutz is the author of, most recently, Global Civil Society and Global Environmental Governance--The Politics of Nature from Place to Planet (SUNY Press, 1996), After Authority--War, Peace, and Global Politics in the 21st Century (SUNY Press, 2000), and Film, Fiction, and the Cold War: Popular Culture and Foreign Policy During America′s Half-Century (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001). He is editor of On Security (Columbia, 1995), co-editor (with Ken Conca) of The State and Social Power in Global Environmental Politics (Columbia, 1993), and co-editor (with Beverly Crawford) of The Myth of "Ethnic Conflict"--Politics, Economics, and "Cultural" Violence (International and Area Studies, UC-Berkeley, 1998).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

  • PublisherCQ Press
  • Publication date2003
  • ISBN 10 1568027494
  • ISBN 13 9781568027494
  • BindingPaperback
  • Edition number1
  • Number of pages244
  • Rating
    3.67 avg rating
    ( 12 ratings by Goodreads )

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Lipschutz, Ronnie D.
Published by CQ Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 1568027494 ISBN 13: 9781568027494
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
LibraryMercantile
(Humble, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # newMercantile_1568027494

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 33.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Lipschutz, Ronnie D.
Published by CQ Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 1568027494 ISBN 13: 9781568027494
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldenWavesOfBooks
(Fayetteville, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. New. Fast Shipping and good customer service. Seller Inventory # Holz_New_1568027494

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 38.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Lipschutz, Ronnie D.
Published by CQ Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 1568027494 ISBN 13: 9781568027494
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldBooks
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. New Copy. Customer Service Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # think1568027494

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 39.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Lipschutz, Ronnie D.
Published by CQ Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 1568027494 ISBN 13: 9781568027494
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Wizard Books
(Long Beach, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. New. Seller Inventory # Wizard1568027494

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 40.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Lipschutz, Ronnie D.
Published by CQ Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 1568027494 ISBN 13: 9781568027494
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Front Cover Books
(Denver, CO, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # FrontCover1568027494

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 54.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Lipschutz, Ronnie D.
Published by CQ Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 1568027494 ISBN 13: 9781568027494
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
GF Books, Inc.
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 1568027494-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 66.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Lipschutz, Ronnie D.
Published by CQ Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 1568027494 ISBN 13: 9781568027494
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New! This book is in the same immaculate condition as when it was published. Seller Inventory # 353-1568027494-new

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 66.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Lipschutz, Ronnie D.
Published by CQ Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 1568027494 ISBN 13: 9781568027494
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. In shrink wrap. Looks like an interesting title! 0.88. Seller Inventory # Q-1568027494

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 62.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.92
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Lipschutz, Ronnie D.
Published by CQ Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 1568027494 ISBN 13: 9781568027494
New Softcover Quantity: 20
Seller:
Lucky's Textbooks
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ABLIING23Mar2811580060294

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 100.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Ronnie D. Lipschutz
Published by CQ Press 2003-07-30 (2003)
ISBN 10: 1568027494 ISBN 13: 9781568027494
New Paperback Quantity: 10
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-IUK-9781568027494

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 87.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 19.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book