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Nation-States and the Global Environment: New Approaches to International Environmental History

Erika Marie Bsumek, David Kinkela, and Mark Atwood Lawrence


Numerous commentators have observed in recent years that nation-states, with their limited jurisdictions and inevitably self-serving priorities, have little ability to resolve global problems that transcend the capacities of single governments or even groups of governments to address. So it is above all with environmental problems such as climate change, air pollution, and overfishing, problems that can be addressed only through concerted international action. This book argues that this dilemma is not as new as is sometimes suggested. Rather, nation-states have been challenged for many years t ... More

Keywords: environmental history, international relations, globalization, nation-state, borders, international organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199755356
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755356.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erika Marie Bsumek, editor
University of Texas at Austin

David Kinkela, editor
SUNY Fredonia

Mark Atwood Lawrence, editor
University of Texas at Austin

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