The Politics of the Environment: Ideas, Activism, Policy (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 19, 2007 - Political Science - 410 pages
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The continuous rise in the profile of the environment in politics reflects growing concern that we may be facing a large-scale ecological crisis. The new edition of this highly acclaimed textbook surveys the politics of the environment, providing a comprehensive and comparative introduction to its three components: ideas, activism and policy. Part I explores environmental philosophy and green political thought; Part II considers parties and environmental movements; and Part III analyses policy-making and environmental issues at international, national and local levels. This second edition has been thoroughly updated with new and revised discussions of many topics including the ecological state, ecological citizenship, ecological modernisation and the Greens in government and also includes an additional chapter on 'Globalisation, Trade and the Environment'. As well as considering a wide variety of examples from around the world, this textbook features a glossary, guides to further study, chapter summaries and critical questions throughout.
  

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Contents

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modern environmentalism Ozone depletion
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SENTIENT BEINGS INDIVIDUAL LIVING PLANTSTREES BIOSPHERE
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32 Population growth
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Must a green polity be decentralised?
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Figure 32 Mapping ecologism
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Administrative fragmentation
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Governance Technology Policy integration Policy tools Civil
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85 Equity and the elephant
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Ecological modernisation in practice
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Global environmental politics and
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Green parties as new politics?
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The greening of established parties
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Critical question 2
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Conclusion
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Integration
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Democracy and participation
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Policy instruments and climate change
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Critical question 4
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Page 22 - A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
Page 20 - The flourishing of human life and cultures is compatible with a substantial decrease of the human population. The flourishing of nonhuman life requires such a decrease.
Page 20 - The ideological change is mainly that of appreciating life quality (dwelling in situations of inherent value) rather than adhering to an increasingly higher standard of living. There will be a profound awareness of the difference between big and great.

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About the author (2007)

Neil Carter is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of York. He is co-author of How Organisations Measure Success: The Use of Performance Indicators in Government (with Rudolf Klein and Patricia Day, 1992) and joint editor of the journal Environmental Politics.

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