Academic journal article Environmental Law

The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, 2nd Edition

Academic journal article Environmental Law

The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, 2nd Edition

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Edited by Regina S. Axelrod, David Leonard Downie, and Norman J. Vig. 1255 22nd Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20037: CQ Press, July 2004. (202) 729-1860. cqpress.com. ISBN 1-56802-827-X. 300 pp. $37.95 Paperback.

This new edition of The Global Environment offers a timely collection of essays that analyze key issues, institutions, laws, and policies for the protection of the global environment. In addition to crucial historical context of the development of global environmental organizations and treaties, chapter authors offer both engaging discussions of current and critical global environmental agreements and insight into national and international implementation of sustainable development principles. Returning contributors have thoroughly revised and updated their chapters, while six brand new chapters examine such important topics as regime theory, climate change, hazardous chemical controls, perspectives of the developing world, and the European Union's and United States' international environmental policies. A useful chronology of global environmental policy and a list of acronyms further aid students in critical reading, as well as review and study.

Regina S. Axelrod is professor of political science and chair of the political science department at Adelphi University. She has published numerous articles and books on environmental and energy policy in the United States, the European Union, and Central Europe, including Environment, Energy, Public Policy: Toward a Rational Future and Conflict Between Energy and Urban Environment She is an academic associate of the Atlantic Council and past president of the New York Political Science Association. …

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