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Politics and the Environment: From Theory to Practice


By: James Connelly and Graham Smith

390 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Dec 2003 | Edition: 2 | #127980 | ISBN: 041525146X
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | Edition: 2 | #127979 | ISBN: 0415251451
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About this book

Designed to cover all aspects of courses on politics and the environment and environmental ethics. The new edition has been reorganized and divided into three thematic sections: Environmental Thought and Political Action, The Background to Environmental Policy, and Environmental Policy: Global and Local.

"The scope and coverage of the book is its real strength: it is excellent ... exactly what is needed within this field, namely a challenging, stimulating and very rewarding introduction to a complex literature ... Carter's book comes very highly recommended and it is now arguably the best book of its type available." - Green Politics Newsletter

'This book is by far and away the best undergraduate introductory textbook yet written on environmental poitics.' - John Barry, Environmental Politics ' excellent text which deserves the highest readership.' - Dr Paul S. Ganderton, British Ecological Society '...this book is not only a student reference book but is also very useful for all those interested in the difficult subject of politics and the environment.' - International Journal of Sustainable Development


Why environmental politics? sustainable development. Part Environmental thought and political action: environmental philosophy; reasoning about nature and the environment; three moral traditions and the environment; the nature of the value and the value of nature; duties to the human world; conclusion; case study - modifying nature; Green ideology; politics, ethics and the limits to growth; western political traditions and the emergence of a Green political ideology; sustainable development, ecological modernisation and beyond; conclusion; case study - principles and policies of the Green political programme; the environmental movement; Green parties; environmental pressure groups; transforming everyday life; from Green consumerism to Green communes; conclusion; case study - Twyford Down and the foundation of an anti-roads movements. Part 2 The background to environmental policy: rationality and power in environmental policy making; collective action problems; public opinion and the issue; attention cycle. (Part contents).

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