IR323-4-lecture

IR323-4-lecture - Global Environmental Politics Scale &...

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- Global scale of environmental issues Environmental problems 1) Commons—natural resources belonging to all humanity 2) Shared resources—natural resources that extend across jurisdiction of 2+ states 3) Transboundary externalities—activities may occur w/ n boundaries, but results extend outside state 4) Linked issues—challenges/actions re 1 issue have consequences on other issues (vice versa) Environmental policies 1) Collective goods—b/c env’t problem a collective problem of all humanity, global scale of problem requires a global scale in solution (no 1 state can address global env’t problems alone) 2) Linked policies—efforts to address 1 issue have consequences on other issues (vice versa) 1 Global Environmental Politics Scale & Trends
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- Globalization 1) Standard model/growth economics—economy has no limits (& can grow) regardless of whether env’t has limits 2) Steady-state economics—economy is an open subsystem of the larger environment, so economy
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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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