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About this book
About this book
This book offers a comparative analysis of organizations and networks involved in nature protection in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, the UK and the USA. It traces their development from their origins, more than a century ago, to the present day. Throughout this period, nature protection has remained an enduring concern to civil society and continues to be a major stream within environmentalism. However, strategies, public support, and political success vary greatly among the countries studied. Combining rich empirical evidence and theoretical analysis, the book sheds light on the important challenges nature protection faces today.
Contents:1. Nature Protection in Nine Countries: A Framework for AnalysisWilliam T. Markham and C.S.A. (Kris) van Koppen2. Nature Protection Organizations in EnglandChristopher Rootes3. Nature Protection Associations in FranceCecilia Claeys-Mekdade and Marie Jacque4. Nature Protection in Germany: Persistence and Change in a Turbulent CenturyWilliam T. Markham5. Nature Protection Organizations in Italy: From Elitist Fervour to Confluence with EnvironmentalismGiorgio Osti6. Dutch Nature Protection between Policy and PublicC.S.A. (Kris) van Koppen7. Trees, Ecology and Biological Diversity: Norwegian Nature Protection and EnvironmentalismOrnulf Seippel8. Nature Protection NGOs in Poland: Between Tradition, Professionalism and RadicalismPiotr Gli?ski and Ma?gorzata Koziarek9. The Historical and Contemporary Roles of Nature Protection Organizations in SwedenMagnus Bostrom10. The 'Nature' of Environmentalism: Nature Protection in the United StatesAngela G. Mertig11. Nature Protection in Western Environmentalism: A Comparative AnalysisC.S.A. (Kris) van Koppen and William T. Markham
297 pages, no illustrations
'By examining the evolution, role, and influence of nature protection organizations and networks in eight European countries and the United States, this book addresses a long-standing gap in comparative research on Western Environmentalism. It will appeal to all scholars and students with an interest in environmentalism, nature protection, and social movement studies.'- Lars H. Gulbrandsen, the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway