Environment and Citizenship: Integrating Justice, Responsibility and Civic Engagement

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Bloomsbury Academic, Jun 1, 2008 - Political Science - 304 pages
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Citizenship and the environment are hotly debated, as climate change places more responsibility on individuals and institutions in shaping policy. Using new evidence and cases from across the globe, Environment and Citizenship explores the new vocabulary of ecological citizenship and examines how successful environmental policy-making depends on the responsible actions of citizens and civil society organizations as much as on governments and international treaties. This accessible and thought-provoking book:

- provides a comprehensive and timely guide to the debates on environmental and ecological citizenship, expertly combining examples of practice with theory;
- examines how environmental movements have become increasingly involved in governance processes at the local, national, regional and intergovernmental levels;
- explores the increasing importance of corporations and transnational networks through examples of stakeholding processes and participatory research in environmental decision-making;
- calls on researchers, policy-makers and activists to face a new challenge: how to effectively link environmental justice with social justice.

Breaking new ground, Smith and Pangsapa address how environmental responsibility operates through politics, ethics, culture and the everyday experiences of ctivists, as well as how awareness of environmental and social injustice only leads to responsible actions and strategic change through civic engagement.

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Contents

Citizens citizenship and citizenization
27
Rethinking environment and citizenship
59
Environmental governance social movements
89
Copyright

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Dr. Mark J. Smith is author or editor of numerous books including Ecologism: Towards Ecological Citizenship (1998), Social Science in Question (1998), Thinking through the Environment (1999), Rethinking State Theory (2000) and articles on environment, politics and corporate responsibility.

Dr. Piya Pangsapa is the author of Textures of Struggle (2007) as well as articles on migration, women's rights and labour standards, ethnographic research methods and cultural inclusivity in American universities.
Dr. Mark J. Smith is author or editor of numerous books including Ecologism: Towards Ecological Citizenship (1998), Social Science in Question (1998), Thinking through the Environment (1999), Rethinking State Theory (2000) and articles on environment, politics and corporate responsibility.

Dr. Piya Pangsapa is the author of Textures of Struggle (2007) as well as articles on migration, women's rights and labour standards, ethnographic research methods and cultural inclusivity in American universities.

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