Unformatted text preview: After reading Chapter 11, the student should be able to answer the following questions: 1. Discuss the notion that global threats to the natural environment are another source of interdependence in international relations. 2. Define global commons, explain the concept of the “tragedy of the commons,” and explain some of the causes and consequences of problems that share this characteristic. 3. Explain how management of environmental problems and issues is complicated because many are collective goods-type problems. 4. Define the concept of “sustainable development,” and describe international efforts to promote it. 5. Discuss specific environmental and pollution problems that require global management. 6. Explain how natural resources management, though not usually a collective goods issue, is a bargaining problem that may have serious consequences for the Earth’s ecosystem. 7. Discuss the importance of oil as a source of energy and as a factor in international relations....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2010 for the course PLS 211 taught by Professor Snyderwine during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State.
- Winter '10
- International Relations