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Environmental Policy in an International Context

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Volume two considers major environmental issues using individual case studies from around the world as illustrations. These case studies explore the causes of international environmental issues and investigate the conflicts that hamper these solutions. The case studies address such problems as intensive farming, overpopulation, deforestation, climate change and waste disposal. Each case study also looks at policy and management of these international environmental issues. The case studies span the globe, encompassing the Western world as well as the former Eastern Bloc and developing countries in Africa and South East Asia.

First year undergraduates on the Open University course 'Environmental Policy in an International Context'. Also suitable for those on environment-related courses as wide ranging as Environment Management, Environment Science and Environmental Geography.

Paperback, 272 Pages

Published: October 1995

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-340-65260-2


  • There is much useful material here for illustrative and comparative purposes,Geography, ...the book is well written...,Environmental Politics,


  • Agricultural intensification: Livestock farming in the Netherlands * Analysing amenity and scientific problems: the Broadland, England * Environmental conflicts in transforming economies: central and eastern Europe * Population, poverty and land in the Transboundary transfers of hazardous and radioactive wastes * The distribution of environmental costs and benefits: acid rain * Climate change: from science to global politics * Conflicts over biodiversity.


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