Acknowledgements.- About the Authors.- Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. State-Society Relations.- Chapter 3. Political Processes and Organizations.- Chapter 4. Political Institutions and the Environment.- Chapter 5. National Capacity to Protect the Environment.- Chapter 6. National Responses to Global Environmental Problems.- Chapter 7. Summary and Conclusions.- Index.
This book assesses and compares the political response of nations to the environment. The book explores five major topics: state-society relations; environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs); Green parties and environmental movements; institutions of government and policy-making; variations in the capacities of states to protect the environment; and national responses to global problems. It compares and contrasts rich and poor nations, large and small countries, liberal democracies and authoritarian states.
Provides an examination of the ways environmental groups, movements, and parties affect governance
Draws examples and data from a wide array of developing and developed countries and every region of the world
Applies the tools of comparative political analysis to pressing environmental issues
Allows an evaluation of the urgency of environmental crises and the capability of national governments to deal with them