Environmental Policy in an International Context, Volume 1

1st Edition


Editors: Pieter Glasbergen Andrew Blowers
Paperback ISBN: 9780340652619
eBook ISBN: 9780080531175
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 19th October 1995
Page Count: 208
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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


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


Invaluable for undergraduates taking environment-related courses as diverse as environmental geography, environmental management and environmental science.


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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,

About the Editors

Pieter Glasbergen Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Open University, The Netherlands

Andrew Blowers Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Open University, UK