Climate Change and American Foreign Policy

Hardcover | September 30, 2000

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Climate Change and American Foreign Policy examines the actors, institutions, and ideas shaping US policy on climate change (global warming). The book begins by introducing the issue of climate change in the context of US foreign policy, before critically evaluating US policies and actions. It then analyzes the domestic and international politics of US climate change policy, covering such issues as science, the presidency and Congress, nongovermental organizations, diplomacy, and the international negotiations leading to the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. The book concludes by looking at the role of international norms in shaping US climate change policy.

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Climate Change and American Foreign Policy examines the actors, institutions, and ideas shaping US policy on climate change (global warming). The book begins by introducing the issue of climate change in the context of US foreign policy, before critically evaluating US policies and actions. It then analyzes the domestic and internation...

Paul G. Harris is Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, where he is Head of the Department of Social Sciences, Director of the Social and Policy Research Unit, Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Governance and Citizenship, and Chair Professor in the Department of Science and...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.51 × 5.74 × 0.97 inPublished:September 30, 2000Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312233418

ISBN - 13:9780312233419

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Climate Change and Foreign Policy: An Introduction--Paul G. Harris * Critiquing US Climate Change Policy * Climate Change: Is the United States Sharing the Burden?--Paul G. Harris * Upholding the “Island of High Modernity”: The Changing Climate of American Foreign Policy--Peter Doran * Politics of US Climate Change Policy * Governing Climate Change Policy: From Scientific Obscurity to Foreign Policy Prominence--Jacob Park * From the Inside Out: Domestic Influences on Global Environmental Policy--Neil Harrison * Congress and the Politics of Climate Change--Gary Bryner * Regulation Theory and Climate Change Policy--Andreas Missbach * International Policy Instrument Prominence in the Climate Change Debate--Karen Fisher-Vanden * Regime Effictiveness, Joint Implementation and Climate Change Policy--Jorge Antunes * International Norms and US Climate Change Policy * The United States and the Evolution of International Climate Change Norms--Michele M. Betsill * International Norms of Responsibility and US Climate Change Policy--Paul G. Harris

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“...an important story to tell...” —International Affairs

“...readers will appreciate the different lenses through which U.S. foreign environmental policy is examined.” —Environment