Presents the views of a number of leading figures concerning the nature of environmental consciousness and the emergence of connections linking globalization, globalism (our sense of the world as a whole), specific environments, and environmentalism (expressed in the activities of social movements).
Introduction'; 1. How Ecology has Changes; 2. International Trade and Environment: Towards Integrative Responsibility; 3. Social Movements as Problematic Agents of Global Environmental Change; 4. Global Citizens: Campaigning for Environmental Solutions; 5. Global Networks and Local Societies: Cities in the Information Age; 6. Cities, People, Planet; 7. Global Sustainable Development; 8. Fragmenting Cosmic Connections: Converting Nature into Commodity; 9. The 'Wild', the Market and the Native: Indigenous People Face New Forms of Global Colonization