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Environmentalism in the United States

Edited By: Elizabeth Bomberg and David Schlosberg


Paperback | Apr 2009 | #180447 | ISBN-13: 9780415483940
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Environmentalism - defined here as activism aimed at protecting the environment or improving its condition - is undergoing significant change in the United States. Under attack from the current administration and direct questioning from its own ranks, environmentalism in the US is at a crossroads. This special issue will explore the changing patterns of and challenges to environmentalism in the contemporary US.

More specifically, it will examine the following dynamics: the re-conceptualisation of core ideas and strategies defining US environmentalism; questions of identity and relations with other advocacy groups (including labour, global justice and women's groups); institutional change (especially the shift away from regulatory policies and approaches); the expanding arenas of activism, to both above and below the state; and, environmentalists' response to Bush administration policies and priorities.


Perspectives on American environmentalism "David Schlosberg" and "Elizabeth Bomberg" Producing political climate change: the hidden life of US environmentalism "Philip Brick" and "R. McGreggor Cawley" Populism, paternalism and the state of environmentalism in the US "John M. Meyer" The environmentalist: 'what is to be done?' "William Chaloupka" Ecological modernisation, American style "David Schlosberg" and "Sara Rinfret" Living environmentalisms: coalition politics, social reproduction, and environmental justice "Giovanna Di Chiro" Radical environmentalism in an age of antiterrorism "Steve Vanderheiden" Failure and opportunity: environmental groups in US climate change policy "Gary Bryner" US environmentalism in comparative perspective "Elizabeth Bomberg" and "David Schlosberg"

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