Sustainable Development: A History by Anne E. EgelstonSustainable Development: A History by Anne E. Egelston

Sustainable Development: A History

byAnne E. Egelston

Paperback | October 15, 2014

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This book documents the influence of nongovernmental organizations on the rise of the sustainable development movement in international politics. It adds to the body of scholarly research on non-governmental organizations, by examining their political influence during the first two decades of international environmental politics - from the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972 to the establishment of the World Conference on Environment and Development in 1982. NGOs wielded their rational moral authority to achieve their goals in attending environmental mega-conferences. In turn, these successes gave rise to a symbiotic relationship with the United Nations Environment Program and secured a seemingly permanent position at not only the negotiating table, but also the inner hallways and back rooms of the United Nations.
Dr. Anne Egelston is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston - Downtown campus, and is President and CEO of Spitfire Environmental Consulting, Inc. Her firm assists clients with creating greenhouse gas credits internationally as well as providing emission trading services. Spitfire specializes in developing corporate complian...
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Title:Sustainable Development: A HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:118 pagesPublished:October 15, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400798180

ISBN - 13:9789400798182

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Table of Contents

Contents


1. An Invitation to Explore the Role of NGOs

1.1 Environmental Consciousness

1.2 NGOs Political Influence on Sustainable Development

1.3 Research Design

1.4 Methodology

1.5 Remainder of the Book

2. NGOs Herald the Arrival of Sustainability

2.1 UNEP

2.2 The UN Environmental Conferences

2.3 NGOs at the UN Conferences

2.4 Sustainable Development

3. Theoretical Concepts

3.1 An Outline

3.2 Global Civil Society

3.3 Regime Theory

3.4 Global Environmental Governance

3.5 NGO Influence

3.5.1 Rational Moral Authority

3.5.2 Goal Achievement

3.5.3 Political Influence

3.5.4 Power and Influence

3.5.5 Explanatory Factors

3.6 A Model Emerges

4. From Stockholm to Our Common Future

4.1 Environmental Affairs Prior to Stockholm

4.2 Stockholm

4.3 The Lost Years

4.4 Sustainability away from the UN

4.5 Nairobi

4.6 Conclusions

5. Reflections

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Three Key Propositions

5.3 Global Governance Theory Revisited

5.4 NGO Goals

5.4.1 Goal Achievement

5.4.2 Providing Expert Assistance

5.4.3 Lobbying Decision Makers

5.4.4 Representing the Organization

5.4.5 Implementing Policy

5.4.6 Keeping Issues Alive

5.5 Conditions Impacting Influence

5.5.1 Normative Traits and Characteristics

5.5.2 NGO Capabilities

5.5.3 Political Opportunities

5.5.4 Player's Expectations

5.5.5 Formal Rules of Participation

5.6 NGOs and the Cold War

5.7 Conclusions

6. Parting Thoughts

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Lessons Learned

6.3 Implications

6.4 One Way Forward

6.5 Directions for Further Research

6.6 Conclusions


Index


Index


1. An Invitation to Explore the Role of NGOs

1.1 Environmental Consciousness

1.2 NGOs Political Influence on Sustainable Development

1.3 Research Design

1.4 Methodology

1.5 Remainder of the Book

2. NGOs Herald the Arrival of Sustainability

2.1 UNEP

2.2 The UN Environmental Conferences

2.3 NGOs at the UN Conferences

2.4 Sustainable Development

3. Theoretical Concepts

3.1 An Outline

3.2 Global Civil Society

3.3 Regime Theory

3.4 Global Environmental Governance

3.5 NGO Influence

3.5.1 Rational Moral Authority

3.5.2 Goal Achievement

3.5.3 Political Influence

3.5.4 Power and Influence

3.5.5 Explanatory Factors

3.6 A Model Emerges

4. From Stockholm to Our Common Future

4.1 Environmental Affairs Prior to Stockholm

4.2 Stockholm

4.3 The Lost Years

4.4 Sustainability away from the UN

4.5 Nairobi

4.6 Conclusions

5. Reflections

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Three Key Propositions

5.3 Global Governance Theory Revisited

5.4 NGO Goals

5.4.1 Goal Achievement

5.4.2 Providing Expert Assistance

5.4.3 Lobbying Decision Makers

5.4.4 Representing the Organization

5.4.5 Implementing Policy

5.4.6 Keeping Issues Alive

5.5 Conditions Impacting Influence

5.5.1 Normative Traits and Characteristics

5.5.2 NGO Capabilities

5.5.3 Political Opportunities

5.5.4 Player's Expectations

5.5.5 Formal Rules of Participation

5.6 NGOs and the Cold War

5.7 Conclusions

6. Parting Thoughts

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Lessons Learned

6.3 Implications

6.4 One Way Forward

6.5 Directions for Further Research

6.6 Conclusions


Index


Index