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By Paul F. Steinberg

How do diversified societies reply politically to environmental difficulties around the world? Answering this query calls for systematic, cross-national comparisons of political associations, regulatory kinds, and state-society family members. the sector of comparative environmental politics techniques this job via bringing the theoretical instruments of comparative politics to undergo at the sizeable matters of environmental coverage. This booklet outlines a comparative environmental politics framework and applies it to concrete, real-world difficulties of politics and environmental administration. After a accomplished overview of the literature exploring family environmental politics world wide, the publication presents a pattern of significant currents in the box, displaying how environmental politics intersects with such issues because the greening of the nation, the increase of social hobbies and eco-friendly events, eu Union growth, company social accountability, federalism, political instability, administration of neighborhood commons, and policymaking less than democratic and authoritarian regimes. It deals clean insights into environmental difficulties starting from weather swap to water shortage and the disappearance of tropical forests, and it examines activities by way of nation and nonstate actors at degrees from the neighborhood to the continental. The booklet might help students and policymakers make feel of the way environmental concerns and politics are attached worldwide, and is perfect to be used in upper-level undergraduateand graduate courses.

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Zürn, M. 1998. The Rise of International Environmental Politics: A Review of the Current Research. World Politics 50 (4): 617–649. 2 Bridging Archipelagos: Connecting Comparative Politics and Environmental Politics Paul F. Steinberg and Stacy D. VanDeveer Systematic comparisons of domestic environmental politics allow us to move beyond ill-defined exhortations to “save the planet” toward a greater understanding of the vast array of social responses to environmental problems in diverse countries around the globe.

Notwithstanding the diversity of approaches represented within comparative politics, it shares in common with the parent discipline of political science three broad research traditions, which may be summarized in terms of interests, ideas, and institutions. Interest-based explanations emphasize political actors’ rational pursuit of goals, often construed as material self-interest calculated through cost-benefit analysis and typically modeled with the use of game theory (for an overview, see Munck 2001).

Paula Garb, Nicholas P. Lovrich, John C. Pierce, and John M. Whiteley. 1999. Critical Masses: Citizens, Nuclear Weapons Production, and Environmental Destruction in the United States and Russia. : MIT Press. Dauvergne, Peter. 2005. Research in Global Environmental Politics: History and Trends. In Handbook of Global Environment Politics, ed. Peter Dauvergne, 8–32. : Edward Elgar. DeSombre, Elizabeth R. 1995. Baptists and Bootleggers for the Environment: The Origins of United States Unilateral Sanctions.

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