Global Environmental Governance and Small States

Architectures and Agency in the Caribbean

New Horizons in Environmental Politics series

Michelle Scobie, Institute of International Relations, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

Global Environmental Governance gives the perspectives of small states on some of the most important issues of the anthropocene, from trade, climate change and energy security to tourism, marine governance, and heritage. Providing an in depth analysis of global environmental governance and its impact on Caribbean small island developing states (SIDS) Michelle Scobie explores which dynamics and contexts influence current policy and future environmental outcomes for one of the most biodiverse regions of the planet.

‘The reading of this unique book is to be welcomed and encouraged.’
– Yann Bérard, Review of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Studies

‘Michelle Scobie has written an exhilarating and compact book that is quite astonishing it its achievement.’
– The Criminal Lawyer

‘Michelle Scobie’s new book, Global Environmental Governance and Small States explores how global institutions and norms become relevant, absorbed and adapted to local development priorities, norms and culture in the CARICOM region. Filling a crucial gap in the existing literature on global environmental governance, Scobie critically analyses environmental governance challenges for Small Island Development States and convincingly argues for solutions that are scale, place and culture appropriate. A timely and much-needed addition to the emerging “southern perspective” on global environmental governance.’
– Philipp H. Pattberg, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2019 224 pp Hardback 978 1 78643 726 6 £108.00 £80.00 $108.00 $120.00

Elgaronline 978 1 78643 727 3

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