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A Handbook Of Globalisation And Environmental Policy, Second Edition

National Government Interventions in a Global Arena

Frank Wijen , Kees Zoeteman , Jan Pieters , Paul van Seters

Edited by Frank Wijen, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam and Research Fellow, Globus, Tilburg University, Kees Zoeteman, Professor of Sustainable Development in International Perspective, Telos, Tilburg Sustainability Centre, Tilburg University, Jan Pieters, Former Senior Economics Advisor, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning, and the Environment, The Hague and Paul van Seters, Professor of Globalisation and Sustainable Development and Director of Globus, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

2012 800 pp Hardback 978 1 84980 312 0
2013 Paperback 978 0 85793 878 7
ebook isbn 978 1 84980 577 3

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Acclaim for the first edition:

‘This is undoubtedly a useful collection of essays for environmental policymakers and anyone interested in the relationship between national government and transnational forces. . . the collection brings together some interesting perspectives and should prove a useful complement to the existing political sociology of the environment.’
– International Sociology – Review of Books

Contributors: T. Chagas, P. Conceição, E. Dellas, D. Esty, M. Flaherty, P. Glasbergen, E. Harkink, J. Hontelez, M. Ivanova, M. Jansen, N. Johnstone, M. Kalamova, I. Kaul, A. Keck, R. Kemp, W. Kersten, A. Kölliker, L. Krämer, D. Liefferink, A. Mol, H. Mowat, H. Opschoor, S. Ozinga, J. Pieters, D. Post, L. Soete, G. Spaargaren, B. Stigson, C. Streck, M. Toffel, N. Uludere Aragon, J. van Kasteren, P. van Seters, S. Veenman, J. Verschuuren, R. Visser, D. Vogel, K. von Moltke, M. von Unger, R. Weehuizen, F. Wijen, K. Zoeteman

Further information

In the current era of globalisation, national governments are increasingly exposed to international influences that present new constraints and opportunities for domestic environmental policies. This comprehensive, revised Handbook pushes the frontiers of theoretical and empirical knowledge, and provides a state-of-the-art examination of the multifaceted effects of globalisation on environmental governance.

Including substantially revised as well as new contributions from leading authorities, the Handbook offers an insightful overview of recent developments at the intersection of globalisation and national environmental policy. It covers themes including national regimes, trade rules, types of goods, federalism, innovation, standards, citizen-consumers, developing countries, policy networks, partnerships, and carbon trading.

The Handbook’s depth and scope will appeal to a broad and varied readership, across academics, students, and policy-makers interested in public and private governance, environmental economics, international relations, environmental politics and law, sociology, and political science.

Full table of contents



1. Globalisation and National Environmental Policy: Update and Overview
Frank Wijen, Kees Zoeteman, Jan Pieters and Paul van Seters

2. Environmental Policy Stringency and Foreign Direct Investment Margarita Kalamova and Nick Johnstone

3. Collaboration of National Governments and Global Corporations in Environmental Management
Kees Zoeteman and Eric Harkink

4. Globalisation, Sustainable Development, and Environmental Policies in Developing Countries
Hans Opschoor

5. Globalisation and National Incentives for Protecting Environmental Goods: Types of Goods, Trade Effects, and International Collective Action Problems
Alkuin Kölliker

6. National Environmental Policies and Multilateral Trade Rules
Marion Jansen and Alexander Keck

7. Towards an Effective Eco-Innovation Policy in a Globalised Setting
René Kemp, Luc Soete and Rifka Weehuizen

8. Standards and the Internationalisation of Environmental Practices
and Policies
Jan Pieters

9. Globalisation and Crop-Protection Policy
Joost van Kasteren

10. Overcoming Limitations of National Governments to Mitigate Global Environmental Distortions
Kees Zoeteman and Wouter Kersten

11. Environmental Federalism in the European Union and the United States
David Vogel, Michael Toffel, Diahanna Post and Nazli Uludere Aragon

12. The Dispersion of Authority in the European Union and its Impact on Environmental Legislation
Ludwig Krämer

13. Different Countries, Different Strategies: ‘Green’ Member States Influencing EU Climate Policy
Sietske Veenman and Duncan Liefferink

14. Mutual Recognition in the Testing of Chemicals through the OECD
Rob Visser

15. Strategies to Prevent Illegal Logging
Saskia Ozinga and Hannah Mowat

16. Financing Global Public Goods: Responding to Global Environmental Challenges
Pedro Conceição and Inge Kaul

17. Globalisation and Environmental Policy Design
Konrad von Moltke

18. Governments and Policy Networks: Chances, Risks, and a Missing Strategy
Charlotte Streck and Eleni Dellas

19. Globalisation and Environmental Stewardship: A Global Governance Perspective
Daniel Esty and Maria Ivanova

20. Partnerships for Sustainable Development in a Globalised World: A Reflection on Market-Oriented and Policy-Oriented Partnerships
Pieter Glasbergen

21. Overcoming the Limitations of Environmental Law in a Globalised World
Jonathan Verschuuren

22. Business Drivers of Sustainable Development: The Role and Influence of the WBCSD, a Global Business Network
Björn Stigson and Margaret Flaherty

23. The Influence of Non-Governmental Environmental Organisations on EU Policies
John Hontelez

24. The Role of Citizen-Consumers in Globalising Environmental Politics
Gert Spaargaren and Arthur Mol

25. Trading with Carbon: A Global Response to a Global Challenge
Moritz von Unger and Thiago Chagas


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