The Politics of the Environment: Ideas, Activism, Policy

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Cambridge University Press, 2001 - Political Science - 361 pages
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The rising profile of the environment in politics reflects growing public concern that we may be facing a large-scale ecological crisis. This unique textbook surveys the politics of the environment, providing a comprehensive and comparative introduction to ideas, activism and policy. Part One explores environmental philosophy and green political thought, assessing the relationship between 'green ideas' and other political doctrines. Part Two considers parties and movements, including the development of green parties from protest parties, the response of established political parties to the environmental challenge, and the evolution of the environmental movement. Part Three analyses public policy-making and environmental issues at the international, national and local levels. As well as considering a wide variety of examples from around the world, this important new textbook includes glossary, lists of key issues, chapter summaries and guides to further study.

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NEIL CARTER is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, University of York. He is the author of How Organisations Measure Success: The Use of Performance Indicators in Government (with R. Klein and P. Day, 1992).

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