Tables and Boxes xiii
1 Globalization and the Environment: Capitalism, Ecology and Power 1
2 The Political Ecology of Globalization 17
3 The Political Economy of Global Environmental Governance: Power(in) Globalization 34
4 Global Trade and the Environment: Whose Rules Rule? 60
5 Global Production and the Environment: Racing to the Top, Bottom or Middle? 88
6 Global Finance and the Environment: Gambling on Green 114
7 Conclusions: Ecologizing Globalization/Globalizing Ecology 145
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