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The Globalization and Environment Reader

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Author: Newell, Pete

Brand: Wiley-Interscience

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 384

Release Date: 13-06-2016

Details: Product Description The Globalization and Environment Reader features a collection of classic and cutting-edge readings that explore whether and how globalization can be made compatible with sustainable development. Offers a comprehensive collection of nearly 30 classic and cutting-edge readings spanning a broad range of perspectives within this increasingly important field Addresses the question of whether economic globalization is the prime cause of the destruction of the global environment – or if some forms of globalization could help to address global environmental problems Features carefully edited extracts selected both for their importance and their accessibility Covers a variety of topics such as the ‘marketization’ of nature, debates about managing and governing the relationship between globalization and the environment, and discussions about whether or not globalization should be ‘greened’ Systematically captures the breadth and diversity of the field without assuming prior knowledge Offers a timely and necessary insight into the future of our fragile planet in the 21st century Review “Globalization won’t just ‘go away’ but it just can’t ‘go on’, either. To become literate enough to confront the environmental contradictions that follow from this disturbing reality means understanding all sides of a thorny discussion. Newell and Roberts provide an incredible resource to do just that.”Paul Robbins, Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies "The perfect primer to get the reader up to speed and then speeding ahead. An essential guide for scholars and policy-makers looking to confront the challenge of making our increasingly global world a green one."  Kevin P. Gallagher, Boston University “This collection, expertly put together by the editors, provides an unrivalled introduction to the debate on how economic globalization is implicated in the global environmental crisis, and what we can do about it. It contains classic texts and recent publications that shed a critical light on this vitally important topic.”Robert Falkner, London School of Economics and Political Science"This valuable and well-chosen selection of the most important texts covers the rich variety of viewpoints, insights, debates, arguments, and outlooks on how globalization affects and/or enhances environmental quality."Arthur P.J. Mol, Wageningen University, The Netherlands"The Globalization and Environment Reader offers a wealth of perspectives on the limits and possibilities of securing an increasingly uncertain future. This book showcases a strong line-up of scholars bringing global and green lenses to some of the most critical questions of our time."Philip McMichael, Cornell University From the Inside Flap Arguably, there is no better iconic representation of globalization than a hulking container ship ferrying electronics, cheap toys, clothing, and furniture to the far corners of the globe—an image which gives rise to a pair of fundamental questions about today’s world: Is economic globalization the prime cause of the destruction of the global environment? And conversely, are new forms of globalization potentially the only ways to address what are now global environmental problems? The Globalization and Environment Reader features a comprehensive collection of nearly 30 classic and cutting-edge readings that represent a broad range of perspectives within this increasingly important field. Initial readings reveal how the benefits of a massive increase in economic development over the past 60 years are tempered by immense environmental degradation. Further readings explore a variety of themes and issues relating to the nature of globalization (i.e.; how nature is being treated in an increasingly "marketized" fashion), debates about managing and governing the relationship between globalization and the environment, and broader discussions about the possibilities for globalization to be "greened." Timely and essential, The Globaliz

Package Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.7 x 1.0 inches

Languages: English