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Author Spilker, Gabriele
Title Globalization, Political Institutions and the Environment in Developing Countries
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
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Series Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics Ser
Routledge Research in Environmental Policy and Politics Ser
Note Intro -- Globalization, Political Institutions and the Environment in Developing Countries -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- 2 What Is Driving Environmental Quality? Domestic versus International Integration -- 3 Disentangling the Effect of IO Membership -- 4 Joint Effects of Economic Globalization and Political Institutions on Environmental Quality in Developing Countries -- 5 What Is Driving Environmental Commitment? Domestic versus International Integration -- 6 Treaty Design and Environmental Commitment -- 7 Environmental Performance in China and India -- 8 Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index
Though industrialized countries are usually the ones indicted when environmental pollution is discussed, over the few last years the rate of emissions in developing countries has increased by a startling amount. The fallout from this increase is evidenced by the struggle of cities like Beijing to improve their air quality. Yet there also exist developing countries such as Thailand that have managed to limit their emissions to more tolerable levels, raising the question: why are some developing countries more willing or able to take care of their environment than others? In this volume, Gabriele Spilker proposes two factors for the differences in developing countries' environmental performance: integration into the international system and domestic political institutions. Focusing on developing countries generally but also closely examining important global powers such as China and India, Spilker employs a rigorous quantitative analysis to demonstrate the importance of considering various aspects of the international system, in order to draw more comprehensive conclusions about how globalization affects environmental performance. She asserts that democratic political institutions can shield developing countries from the negative consequences of either trade or foreign direct investment. But at the same time, developing countries, by avoiding demanding commitments, are more likely to use environmental treaties as a cover than as a real plan of action. Adding a new dimension to the existing body of research on environmental quality and commitment, Spilker convincingly demonstrates how international and domestic political factors interact to shape developing countries' ability and willingness to care for their natural environment
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Spilker, Gabriele Globalization, Political Institutions and the Environment in Developing Countries London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415638494
Subject Environmental policy -- International cooperation.;Democracy -- Developing countries.;Developing countries -- Environmental conditions
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