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The Rescaling of Global Environmental Politics

Posted: 11 Nov 2010  

Liliana B. Andonova

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Ronald Mitchell

University of Oregon

Date Written: November 2010

Abstract

In the past half-century, the practice and study of global environmental politics and governance have been dramatically rescaled. They have become increasingly complex and interconnected with respect to the level (between local and global) at which they take place, the range of actors engaged in them, and the linkages between them and nominally nonenvironmental issues. Global environmental politics and governance have been rescaled vertically down toward provincial and municipal governments and up toward supranational regimes. They have also been rescaled horizontally across regional and sectoral organizations and networks and across new issues, such as development, security, and trade among others. This rescaling reflects shifts in the magnitude, complexity, and interconnectedness of the global environmental problems humans face as well as epistemological shifts in how humans understand and respond to these problems, and rescaling has implications for both the practice and study of global environmental politics.

Suggested Citation

Andonova, Liliana B. and Mitchell, Ronald, The Rescaling of Global Environmental Politics (November 2010). Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 35, pp. 255-282, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1707245 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-environ-100809-125346

Liliana B. Andonova (Contact Author)

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) ( email )

PO Box 136
Geneva, CH-1211
Switzerland

Ronald Mitchell

University of Oregon ( email )

1280 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
United States

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