Understanding Global Environmental Politics

Domination, Accumulation, Resistance

  • Matthew Paterson

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Understanding Global Environmental Politics develops a new, critical approach to global environmental politics. It argues that the major power structures of world politics are deeply problematic in ecological terms, and that they cannot be easily used to resolve major environmental challenges such as global warming. Instead of simply advocating the construction of new international institutions to respond to such challenges, therefore, the book argues that the construction of alternative social and political structures in necessary.


decision-making globalization Governance Institution politics realism

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  • Matthew Paterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Keele UniversityStaffordshireUK

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