The political economy of global environmental governance

Newell, Peter (2008) The political economy of global environmental governance. Review of International Studies, 34 (3). pp. 507-529. ISSN 0260-2105

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This article develops a political economy account of global environmental governance to improve upon our understanding of the contemporary conduct of environmental politics and to clarify thinking about the potential for, and barriers to, effective environmental reform. By elaborating the key contours of a political economy account on the one hand and opening up to critical enquiry prevailing understandings of what is meant by ‘global’ ‘environmental’ and ‘governance’ on the other, such an approach is able to enhance our understanding of the practice of environmental governance by emphasising historical, material and political elements of its (re) constitution and evolution.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Depositing User: Peter Newell
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:27
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 02:33

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