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The Fading of the Greens: The Decline of Environmental Politics in the West

By: A Bramwell

Yale University Press

Hardback | Sep 1994 | #34207 | ISBN: 0300060408
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A witty and controversial look at the development of green parties and ideology since World War II in England, Germany and the United States. While arguing that the movement has had a major impact on public awareness concerning environmental topics, Bramwell nevertheless maintains that the greens have failed to create a new politics because of their own contradictions, and that the green frontier of the future lies not with political parties but with international organizations.
`Her facts are fascinating....For Dr Bramwell....there is always a sting in the tail' - The Listener.


Part 1 A Historical Survey: The 19th-Century Roots of Ecology; The Northern White Empire; The USA, 1970 to the Present; Germany, 1970 to the Present; Britain, 1970 to the Present. Part 2 Strategies: Politics and Tactics; Sustainable Development; Questions not Answers; Deep Ecology and Civil Disobedience; Ecocentrism - a Viable Ideal? Part 3 Green Futures: Environmentalism in Eastern Europe; The Impact of Eastern Europe on Western Greens; The Green Future?.

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