Globalization and the Environment
What is missing in the mounting literature on globalization is a focused theoretical foundation with parallel empirical examinations of global structures and their environmental consequences. The articles in this volume examine how the world-economy and related non-economic forms of global structuring impact the natural environment and the living conditions of human populations living across the globe. Environmental dynamics in areas as diverse as Ancient Egypt and the Modern Amazon are presented for readers who are new to the world-systems approach and for others interested in recent efforts to link environmental outcomes and antecedents to global processes.
With contributions from: Yvonne Braun, Thomas J. Burns, Stephen G. Bunker, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Sing Chew, Jessica Crowe, Byron L. Davis, R. Scott Frey, Paul K. Gellert, Peter Grimes, Thomas Hall, Alf Hornborg, Andrew K. Jorgenson, Jeffrey Kentor, Edward L. Kick, Jodie Manale, James Rice, Julie Rice, Timmons Roberts, Eugene A. Rosa, Immanuel Wallerstein, Richard York
Part of the Studies in Critical Social Science Book Series