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No WSSD + 5? Global environmental diplomacy in the twenty-first century

Death, Carl (2008) No WSSD + 5? Global environmental diplomacy in the twenty-first century. Environmental Politics, 17 (1). pp. 121-125. ISSN 0964-4016

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Profile: Highlighting the absence of a 'WSSD+5' anniversary summit in 2007, this article explores the reasons for the ebbing of enthusiasm for multilateral summits. It identifies their percieved ineffectiveness, shifts from policy formulation towards implementation, and the rise of bilateral partnerships. However the political potential of summits as moments where dominant actors can be confronted by protestors is also significant. The article ends by reflecting that, 20 years after the Brundtland Report, the entire discourse of sustainable development has an uncertain future.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Summits; environmentalism; sustainable development;
Subjects:Social Sciences > International relations
Social Sciences > Political science
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for International Studies (CIS)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
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Copyright Information:Copyright © 2008 Taylor & Francis
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:704
Deposited On:31 Oct 2008 18:14 by Carl Death. Last Modified 31 Jul 2009 04:02

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