home
 
From Precaution to Profit - Gareau, Brian J. - Yale University Press
Science
Social Science
Economics

Series Information
Yale Agrarian Studies Series

From Precaution to Profit

Contemporary Challenges to Environmental Protection in the Montreal Protocol

  • Brian J. Gareau
      REVIEWS             PREVIEW             CONTENTS             EXCERPTS      

Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 in the International Relations Category.

The Montreal Protocol has been cited as the most successful global environmental agreement, responsible for phasing out the use of ozone-depleting substances. But, says Brian Gareau in this provocative and engaging book, the Montreal Protocol has failed—largely because of neoliberal ideals involving economic protectionism but also due to the protection of the legitimacy of certain forms of scientific knowledge. Gareau traces the rise of a new form of disagreement among global powers, members of the scientific community, civil society, and agro-industry groups, leaving them relatively ineffective in their efforts to push for environmental protection.

Brian J. Gareau is assistant professor of sociology and international studies at Boston College. He lives in Concord, MA.

OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES
                  
more...

TOP