The new series Critical Green Engagements: Investigating the Green Economy and Its Alternatives produces books that critically engage with the growing global advocacy of the 'green economy' model for environmental stewardship. It focuses on building an understanding of how different actors (human and otherwise), advocates, bystanders and opponents actually engage with the changes envisaged through policy directives and strong environmental visions. It also examines what forms of social movements emerge from these ideologies, paying attention to those that are supported and those that are suppressed, as well as the ways that social movement actors connect to each other, as they put forth alternatives to the discourses that dominate "green" practices.
The series showcases the rigour and quality of research and writing emerging in response to these transformations. It channels the energies and skills of an international collection of leading environmental scholars to demystify the new green economy and enlarge the impacts of their insights with single-authored texts and edited volumes. In so doing, the series illuminates the breadth and sophistication of efforts to create alternatives that are embedded in the lives and ecologies of communities around the world. It takes these alternatives as a point of departure from which ideologies of human/non-human relationships can be discussed.