Learning to Manage Global Environmental Risks

Learning to Manage Global Environmental Risks

Vol. 1 : A Comparative History of Social Responses to Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, and Acid Rain

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MIT Press

This long-awaited two-volume book examines how the interplay of ideas and actionsapplied to environmental problems has laid the foundations for global environmental management. Itlooks at how ideas, interests, and institutions affect management practice; how managementcapabilities in other areas affect the ability to deal with specific environmental issues; and howlearning affects society's approach to the global environment.The book focuses on efforts to dealwith climate change, ozone depletion, and acid rain from 1957 (The International Geophysical Year)through 1992 (the UN Conference on Environment and Development). The settings include Canada,Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the former Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, theUnited States, and international environmental organizations. Topics include problem framing, agendasetting, issue attention, risk assessment, monitoring, option assessment, goal and strategyformulation, implementation, and evaluation. Volume 1 provides an overview of the project, of globalenvironmental management in general, and of the three central environmental issues studied; it alsocontains the individual country studies. Volume 2 contains the management function studies and thebook's conclusion.Authors in the set include: Jeannine Cavender-Bares, William C. Clark, EllisCowling, Nancy M. Dickson, Gerda Dinkelman, Rodney Dobell, Renate Ell, Adam Fenech, AlexanderGinzburg, Elena Goncharova, Peter Haas, Eva Hizsnyik, Michael Huber, Peter Hughes, Jill Jäger, MarcLevy, Angela Liberatore, Diana Liverman, Justin Longo, David McCabe, Donald Munton, Elena Nikitina,Karen O'Brien, Edward Parson, Vladimir Pisarev, Ruud Pleune, Miranda Schreurs, Simon Shackley, PeterSimmons, Heather Smith, Vassily Sokolov, Ferenc L. Tóth, Jeroen van der Sluijs, Josee vanEijndhoven, Claire Waterton, Cor Worrell, and Brian Wynne.More information is available from the SLGweb site.


This long-awaited two-volume book examines how the interplay of ideas and actions applied to environmental problems has laid the foundations for global environmental management.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780585387628
0585387621
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxv, 376 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Social Learning Group

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