Governance Of Earth Systems: Science and Its Uses

Hardcover | July 7, 2010

byR. Boardman

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Science and politics are closely connected in today's global environmental issues. This book focuses on these links in relation to climate change, the threats to wildlife species, and natural hazards and disasters. Close study of these links of these reveals the need for more effective international cooperation and the limits of global governance.

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Science and politics are closely connected in today's global environmental issues. This book focuses on these links in relation to climate change, the threats to wildlife species, and natural hazards and disasters. Close study of these links of these reveals the need for more effective international cooperation and the limits of global...

ROBERT BOARDMAN was formerly McCulloch Professor of Political Science at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include The Political Economy of Nature (2001) and The International Politics of Bird Conservation (2006).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:243 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:July 7, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230237703

ISBN - 13:9780230237704

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Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Acronyms
Introduction: Ecological Imagination and Global Society
PART I: SCIENCE AND POLICY
Environmental Crisis and the Contexts of Science
From Systems Complexity to Decisional Uncertainty
The Earth Theory Tradition
Geosphere-Atmosphere-Biosphere Integration
PART II: GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES
Theorizing Governance and Community
Structures of Environmental Governance
Biological Diversity
Climate Change
Geological Hazards
Governance, Science and Earth Systems
References
Index