Global Environmental Policies

Institutions and Procedures

  • Ho-Won Jeong

Part of the Global Issues Series book series (GLOISS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Norms and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Marvin S. Soroos
      Pages 39-65
  4. Issues in Negotiations

  5. Institutional Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
  6. Values, Identity and Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Ho-Won Jeong, Charlotte Bretherton
      Pages 231-251
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-286

About this book


The worst chemical disaster ever could be happening right now. In India and Bangladesh between forty and eighty million people are at risk of consuming too much arsenic from well water that might have already caused one hundred thousand cancer cases and thousands of deaths. Many millions elsewhere in South-East Asia and South America may soon suffer a similar fate. Venomous Earth is the story of this tragedy: the geology, the biology, the politics and the history. It starts in Ancient Greece, touches down in today's North America and takes in William Morris, alchemy, farming, medicine, mining and a cosmetic that killed two popes.


biology environment geology Institution politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Ho-Won Jeong
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Conflict Analysis and ResolutionGeorge Mason UniversityUSA

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