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IR323-1-2-lecture - Global Environmental Politics Basics -...

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Global Environmental Politics Basics - Nature of stress on the environment Sources 1) Population: growth in population→increase consumption →increase stress 2) Consumption pattern: increase intensity consumption →increase stress Characteristics of environmental damage 1) Scarcity (of resources, habitat) 3) Degradation & depletion (of resources, habitat, health)
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- Nature of global environmental politics Transnational 1) Environmental issues 2) Human activity 3) Solutions Interdisciplinary—integrates 1) Science 2) Politics 3) Law 4) Economics 5) Socio-cultural values/ethics 2
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- International legal order —regimes provide norms of behavior enabling framework of interaction b/n international actors International actors 1) Nation-states—hold sovereignty & hold rights/duties under int’l law 2) IGOs—institutions that a) Provide forum for int’l communication/consulation/coordination b) Receive/disseminate info
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2010 for the course IR 323 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at USC.

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IR323-1-2-lecture - Global Environmental Politics Basics -...

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