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Governance of Earth Systems

Science and Its Uses


Part of the Global Issues Series book series (GLOISS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Ecological Imagination and Global Society

    1. Robert Boardman
      Pages 1-15
  3. Science and Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Robert Boardman
      Pages 57-68
    3. Robert Boardman
      Pages 69-91
  4. Governance Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Robert Boardman
      Pages 95-117
    3. Robert Boardman
      Pages 118-130
    4. Robert Boardman
      Pages 131-153
    5. Robert Boardman
      Pages 154-175
    6. Robert Boardman
      Pages 176-195
    7. Robert Boardman
      Pages 196-217
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 218-243

About this book


Science and politics are closely connected in today's global environmental issues. This book focuses on these links in relation to climate change, the threats to wildlife species, and natural hazards and disasters. Study of these reveals the need for more effective international cooperation and the limits of global governance.


atmosphere climate climate change community desegregation environment global governance Governance Integration Nation Policy politics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dalhousie UniversityCanada

About the authors

ROBERT BOARDMAN was formerly McCulloch Professor of Political Science at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include The Political Economy of Nature (2001) and The International Politics of Bird Conservation (2006).

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