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Saving Sterling Forest
Saving Sterling Forest (November 2006)
The Epic Struggle to Preserve New York's Highlands
Ann Botshon - Author

The story of the twenty-five-year quest to preserve twenty thousand acres of forest in southeastern New York.

This is the inspiring story of the twenty-five-year-long effort to preserve Sterling Forest, a tract of rugged, upland terrain encompassing twenty thousand acres within the New York–New Jersey Highlands. Barely forty miles northwest of New York City, Sterling Forest seemed destined to suffer the same ...(Read More)
The Failures of American and European Climate Policy
The Failures of American and European Climate Policy (September 2006)
International Norms, Domestic Politics, and Unachievable Commitments
Loren R. Cass - Author

Examines why some nations, but not others, have met their commitments to international climate treaties.

In this timely work, Loren R. Cass argues that international norms and normative debates provide the keys to understanding the evolution of both domestic and international responses to the threat of global climate change. Ranging from the early identification and framing of this problem in the mid 1980s through ...(Read More)
Stopping the Plant
Stopping the Plant (August 2006)
The St. Lawrence Cement Controversy and the Battle for Quality of Life in the Hudson Valley
Miriam D. Silverman - Author

Detailed account of the controversy surrounding the building of a coal-fired cement factory in the Hudson Valley.

When the St. Lawrence Cement Company proposed building a massive coal-powered cement plant near the banks of the Hudson River in the town of Greenport, New York, in 1999, it ignited a controversy that dominated the discussion of community development in the entire Hudson Valley region. Stoppin...(Read More)
Oil, Globalization, and the War for the Arctic Refuge
Oil, Globalization, and the War for the Arctic Refuge (January 2006)
David M. Standlea - Author

Examines the battle to develop the oil resources of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The global consumption of fossil fuels is dramatically rising, while inversely, the supply is in permanent decline. The “end of oil” threatens the very future of Western civilization. Oil, Globalization, and the War for the Arctic Refuge examines the politics of drilling for oil in ...(Read More)
The Multi-Governance of Water
The Multi-Governance of Water (October 2005)
Four Case Studies
Matthias Finger - Editor
Ludivine Tamiotti - Editor
Jeremy Allouche - Editor

Examines the politics of transnational water resource management through case studies of the Aral Sea basin and the Danube, Euphrates, and Mekong river basins.

As the governance of transboundary rivers becomes a subject of growing importance due to the increasing pressure on freshwater resources, this timely collection examines water scarcity and efforts to better manage rivers and river basins. Most specialists agree t...(Read More)
Ozone Depletion and Climate Change
Ozone Depletion and Climate Change (September 2005)
Constructing a Global Response
Matthew J. Hoffmann - Author

A path-breaking look at the international response to ozone depletion and climate change.

Matthew J. Hoffmann explores the fundamental question of who should participate in the global response to ozone depletion and climate change. Blending social constructivist theory with insights from the study of complex adaptive systems, Hoffmann develops a unique framework for understanding the emergence and evolution of partici...(Read More)
Protecting Our Environment
Protecting Our Environment (August 2005)
Lessons from the European Union
Janet R. Hunter - Author
Zachary A. Smith - Author

Examines how the European Union has handled environmental protection issues.

Significant changes in how the world approaches global environmental problems have occurred since the late 1970s. Countries have become increasingly aware of the "borderless" nature of environmental issues, i.e., that production and consumption in one country can spill over to affect another country's environment. Protecting Our ...(Read More)
The Politics of Air Pollution
The Politics of Air Pollution (January 2005)
Urban Growth, Ecological Modernization, and Symbolic Inclusion
George A. Gonzalez - Author

Argues that clean air policy is driven by locally oriented economic elites.

Who has been at the political forefront of clean air policy development in the United States? In The Politics of Air Pollution, George A. Gonzalez argues that the answer is neither the federal government, nor environmental groups, but rather locally oriented economic elites in conjunction with state and local governments. These local growth coalitions,...(Read More)
Communication and Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making
Communication and Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making (February 2004)
Stephen P. Depoe - Editor
John W. Delicath - Editor
Marie-France Aepli Elsenbeer - Editor

Looks at the critical role of community members and other interested parties in environmental policy decision making.

The contributors to this volume explore the communication practices of various stakeholders—interested citizens, grassroots and public interest groups, industry representatives, scientists and technical experts, government agencies, federal regulators—engaged in a variety of environmental decision...(Read More)
Global Environmentalism and Local Politics
Global Environmentalism and Local Politics (November 2003)
Transnational Advocacy Networks in Brazil, Ecuador, and India
Maria Guadalupe Moog Rodrigues - Author

Examines the internal politics of transnational environmental advocacy networks.

What is the role played by local organizations in transnational environmental advocacy networks? Global Environmentalism and Local Politics revisits this question by looking at transnational environmental activism in Brazil, Ecuador, and India. Rodrigues investigates the internal politics of these networks, focusing on their intern...(Read More)
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