Global Environmental Politics provides a comprehensive introduction to the key concepts, theories, methods, and debates in environmental politics. The authors' analytical approach encourages students to critique a wide variety of political perspectives, equipping them with the necessary tools to develop their own arguments and opinions.
- Adopts an analytical approach, encouraging students to critique a wide variety of political perspectives, reconsider their own assumptions, and develop their own viewpoints and perspectives
- Provides up-to-date coverage of developments in environmental policy and debate since the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015
- A well-balanced analysis of a broad range of pertinent topics, from climate change to 'summit diplomacy', and gives students an accessible introduction to the central ideas and debates in the field
- An interdisciplinary approach draws upon a range of disciplines, including political science, economics, law, and sociology, to introduce students to different perspectives
- An accompanying website contains a wealth of online learning resources, such as interactive figures to help students comprehend the key trends in issues such as climate change and quizzes for each chapter to assess their understanding of the material
About the Author(s)
Jean-Frédéric Morin, Full Professor, Université Laval, Québec, Canada, Amandine Orsini, Professor, Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles, and Sikina Jinnah, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, US
Jean-Frédéric Morin is Full Professor at Université Laval (Canada) and chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy. His recent projects look at the design of environmental treaties and at the interactions between international institutions. His research has appeared in journals like Global
Environmental Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Environmental Politics and European Journal of International Relations.
Amandine Orsini is Professor at Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles (Belgium). She is particularly interested in the role of non-state actors in international negotiations regarding biodiversity, forests and genetic resources. She is currently working on two edited volumes: Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance (Routledge, 2nd edition forthcoming) with Jean-Frédéric Morin, and Environmental Policy in the EU: Current and Future Challenges (Routledge, forthcoming) with Elena Kavvatha.
Sikina Jinnah is Associate
Professor of Environmental Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz (United States). Her research focuses on the shifting locations of power, linkage politics, and regime design, in particular in the areas of climate change, climate engineering, biodiversity, and trade-environment politics. She is the author or editor of three other books, including, Post-treaty Politics: Secretariat Influence in In Global Environmental Politics, which won the 2016 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award, and Greening through Trade: How American Trade Policy is Linked to Environmental Protection Abroad (with Jean-Frédéric Morin).
"The analytic focus and conceptual breadth ensure this text will be useful for a wide range of courses on environmental politics" - Professor Matthew Hoffman, Professor of Politic Science, University of Toronto