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Politics, Science, and the Environment

This series offers innovative books on the multifaceted relationship between human beings, social institutions, science, and our environment.

Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries

A study of biodiversity governance analyzes the factors that determine the effectiveness of transnational advocacy networks and the importance of justice claims to conservation.

An analysis of how responsive governance has shaped the evolution of global fisheries in cyclical patterns of depletion and rebuilding dubbed the “management treadmill.”

Latin America and the Global Politics of Climate Change

How Latin American countries became leading voices and innovators on addressing climate change—and what threatens their leadership.

Governance challenges and solutions for the provision of global public goods in such areas as the environment, food security, and development.

Authority, Expertise, and Power in Mexican Forests

A study of how encounters between forestry bureaucrats and indigenous forest managers in Mexico produced official knowledge about forests and the state.

The Dynamics of Science, Policy, and Citizen Interaction

Experts offer theoretical and empirical analyses that view the regulation of transboundary air pollution as a dynamic process.

Challenges of Multilevel Management

An analysis of the regime for the management of hazardous chemicals, highlighting the insights it provides for effective multilevel governance in other areas.

The Politics of Objective Advice

An analysis of the role and influence of scientists at the agenda-setting, legislative, and implementation stages of environmental policy making.

Birth of an Anti-Whaling Discourse

The role of discursive power in shaping international relations analyzed through the lens of whaling politics.

The Contested Governance of European Food Safety
Generating Research at the Scripps Institution and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, 1900s–1990s
A History of Knowledge and Action toward Sustainability
Local and Global in Environmental Governance
Challenges and Adaptation
Interagency Cooperation and the Preservation of Biodiversity
Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance
A Comparative History of Social Responses to Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, and Acid Rain
A Functional Analysis of Social Responses to Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, and Acid Rain
Communities, Institutions, and Governance
Regional Perspectives on Climate Change

Focusing on the Alpine region to look at climate change's regional manifestations.

Japan and the Politics of Timber in Southeast Asia

This book is the first to analyze the environmental impact of Japanese trade, corporations, and aid on timber management in the context of Southeast Asian political economies. It is also one of the first comprehensive studies of why Southeast Asian states are unable to enforce forest policies and regulations.