Environmental Policy in an International Context


Edited by

  • Pieter Glasbergen, Open University, The Netherlands
  • Andrew Blowers, Open University, UK

The three volumes of Environmental Policy in an International Context have been developed by the Dutch and UK Open Universities as part of the International Environmental Series. They accompany a workbook and six videos. The first volume takes a critical and analytical look at contemporary environmental issues built around the key questions - what are international and environmental problems; and why have they become important politically? These questions are examined from a variety of viewpoints - science, sociology, politics, law and economics. A multi-disciplinary approach is emphasised and it shows how both technical and scientific solutions need to be sought alongside
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Invaluable for undergraduates taking environment-related courses as diverse as environmental geography, environmental management and environmental science.


Book information

  • Published: October 1995
  • ISBN: 978-0-340-65261-9


The more detailed examination is welcome.,TEGNews, Well set out and very accessible...a valuable multidisciplinary introduction to international problems for undergraduates and the general reader,Environmental Politics,

Table of Contents

Environmental problems in an international context * Science on environmental problems * The social construction of environmental problems * Environmental problems in their political context * Principles of international environmental law * Environmental problems from an economic perspective * The search for sustainable development * Bibliography * Index * Author's biography