Governing for the Environment

Global Problems, Ethics and Democracy

  • Brendan Gleeson
  • Nicholas Low

Part of the Global Issues Series book series (GLOISS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Challenge of Ethical Environmental Governance

    1. Nicholas Low, Brendan Gleeson
      Pages 1-25
  3. Environmental Issues, Ethical Dilemmas

  4. Towards a Global Ethics

  5. Humane Government for the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Wouter Achterberg
      Pages 183-195
    3. Daniele Archibugi
      Pages 196-210
    4. Amedeo Postiglione
      Pages 211-220
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 237-255

About this book


Governing for the Environment explores one of the dimensions of the value-knowledge system needed in any movement towards humane governance for the planet: the ecological sustainability and integrity of the Earth's environment. The book begins from the premise that whilst environmental knowledge and values have developed rapidly, their development must not overwhelm consideration of other core 'humane' values: peace, social justice, and human rights. The book's contributors explore a variety of ethical issues that must inform future global regulation of the Earth's environment.


climate climate change conflict democracy ethics governance government human rights Institution sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Brendan Gleeson
    • 1
  • Nicholas Low
    • 2
  1. 1.Urban Frontiers ProgramUniversity of Western SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.University of MelbourneAustralia

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