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Environmental Politics

Series Editor: Steve Vanderheiden

Over recent years environmental politics has moved from a peripheral interest to a central concern within the discipline of politics. This series aims to reinforce this trend through the publication of books that investigate the nature of contemporary environmental politics and show the centrality of environmental politics to the study of politics per se. The series understands politics in a broad sense and books will focus on mainstream issues such as the policy process and new social movements as well as emerging areas such as cultural politics and political economy. Books in the series will analyse contemporary political practices with regards to the environment and/or explore possible future directions for the ‘greening’ of contemporary politics. The series will be of interest not only to academics and students working in the environmental field, but will also demand to be read within the broader discipline.

The series consists of two strands:

Environmental Politics addresses the needs of students and teachers, and the titles are published in paperback and hardback.

Routledge Research in Environmental Politics presents innovative new research intended for high-level specialist readership. These titles are published in hardback only.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 34 results in Environmental Politics
  1. Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth

    Critical Thought for Turbulent Times

    By Paul Anderson

    Series: Environmental Politics

    Few concerns preoccupy contemporary progressive thought as much as the issue of how to achieve a sustainable human society. The problems impeding this goal include those of how to arrest induced global environmental change (GEC), persistent disagreements about the contribution of economic...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Origins of Energy and Environmental Policy in Europe

    The Beginnings of a European Environmental Conscience

    By Thomas C. Hoerber

    Series: Environmental Politics

    This book examines the development of a European environmental conscience through successive steps of European integration in energy policy. In the 1960s-70s, the world was slowly beginning to realise that environment degradation was not sustainable. With phenomena such as acid rain, it became...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Acting Locally

    Local Environmental Mobilizations and Campaigns

    Edited by Christopher Rootes

    Series: Environmental Politics

    Local campaigns are the most persistent and ubiquitous forms of environmental contention. National and transnational mobilisations come and go and the attention they receive from mass media ebbs and flows, but local campaigns persist. The persistence or re-emergence of local campaigns is also a...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. A Theory of Ecological Justice

    By Brian Baxter

    Series: Environmental Politics

    In A Theory of Ecological Justice, Baxter argues for ecological justice - that is, for treating species besides homo sapiens as having a claim in justice to a share of the Earth's resources. It explores the nature of justice claims as applied to organisms of various degrees of complexity and...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance

    Edited by Frank Biermann, Bernd Siebenhüner, Anna Schreyögg

    Series: Environmental Politics

    This book provides a comparative study of the role of international organizations in environmental governance. Whilst a growing body of literature considers global governance in a number of policy areas, this volume delivers one of the first comprehensive accounts of international organizations in...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Long-Term Governance for Social-Ecological Change

    Edited by Bernd Siebenhüner, Marlen Arnold, Klaus Eisenack, Klaus H. Jacob

    Series: Environmental Politics

    The book discusses how to tackle long-term social and ecological problems by using different environmental governance approaches to creating sustainable development. It explores opportunities and requirements for the governance of long-term problems, and examines how to achieve a lasting...

    Published April 29th 2013 by Routledge

  7. International Environmental Agreements

    An Introduction

    Edited by Steinar Andresen, Elin Lerum Boasson, Geir Hønneland

    Series: Environmental Politics

    International environmental agreements provide a practical basis for countries to address environmental issues on a global scale. This book explores the workings and outcomes of these agreements, and analyses key questions of why some problems are dealt with successfully and others ignored. By...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Regulation Theory and Sustainable Development

    Business Leaders and Ecological Modernisation

    By Corinne Gendron

    Series: Environmental Politics

    This book argues that current economist theories do not take into account the socially constructed nature of the debate surrounding the environment and environmental policy. It examines whether proposed economic solutions to environmental policy are, in fact, viable in practice. The book...

    Published August 8th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Russia and the West

    Environmental Co-operation and Conflict

    By Geir Hønneland

    Series: Environmental Politics

    Hønneland assesses current environmental discourses and applies this analysis to look at the relations between Russia and the West with regards to environment problems. It includes three in-depth case-studies on environmental problems, living marine resources, nuclear safety and air pollution....

    Published March 29th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Postmodern Climate Change

    By Leigh Glover

    Series: Environmental Politics

    A much-needed analysis of international climate change politics as a key issue of modernity and in the context of environmentalism. Leigh Glover presents a new way to understand the climate change problem and is concerned with problems of modernity and postmodernity in the context of...

    Published February 1st 2011 by Routledge