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The Politics of the Earth

The Politics of the Earth Author John S. Dryzek
ISBN-10 9780199696000
Release 2013
Pages 270
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Dryzek provides an accessible introduction to thinking about the environment by looking at the language used to discuss environmental issues. He looks at various approaches which have dominated environmental issues, from faith in unlimited economic growth to radical green politics, and concludes with a plea for ecological democracy.

The Politics of the Earth

The Politics of the Earth Author John S. Dryzek
ISBN-10 0199277397
Release 2005
Pages 261
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The Politics of the Earth provides an excellent and accessible introduction to thinking about the environment by looking at the way people use language on environmental issues. John Dryzek analyzes the various approaches which have dominated environmental issues over the last three decades, and which are likely to be influential in the future. These perspectives range from faith in unlimited economic growth to radical green politics. The history, interplay, and impact of these perspectives are analyzed and assessed, concluding with a plea for ecological democracy.


Ecocritique Author Timothy W. Luke
ISBN-10 1452903212
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Ecocritique has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ecocritique also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ecocritique book for free.

Green Political Thought

Green Political Thought Author Andrew Dobson
ISBN-10 9781134597130
Release 2012-10-02
Pages 256
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Andrew Dobson's highly acclaimed introduction to green political thought is now available in a new edition. It has been fully revised and updated to take into account the areas that have grown in importance since the last edition was published. The third edition includes: * a comparison of ecologism with other principal modern ideologies, such as liberalism, conservatism, fascism, socialism, feminism and anarchism * an assessment of the relationship between green thinking and democracy, justice and citizenship * an exploration of 'sustainable development' addressing the fundamental question of 'what to sustain?' * real environmental problems and how green thinking relates to them.

The Bubbling Cauldron

The Bubbling Cauldron Author
ISBN-10 1452902526
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The Bubbling Cauldron has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Bubbling Cauldron also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Bubbling Cauldron book for free.

The Media Commons

The Media Commons Author Patrick D Murphy
ISBN-10 9780252099588
Release 2017-03-29
Pages 200
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Today's global media sustains a potent new environmental consciousness. Paradoxically, it also serves as a far-reaching platform that promotes the unsustainable consumption ravaging our planet. Patrick Murphy musters theory, fieldwork, and empirical research to map how the media communicates today's many distinct, competing, and even antagonistic environmental discourses. The media draws the cultural boundaries of our environmental imagination--and influences just who benefits. Murphy's analysis emphasizes social context, institutional alignments, and commercial media's ways of rendering discussion. He identifies and examines key terms, phrases, and metaphors as well as the ways consumers are presented with ideas like agency and the place of nature. What emerges is the link between pervasive messaging and an "environment" conjured by our media-saturated social imagination. As the author shows, today's complex, integrated media networks shape, frame, and deliver many of our underlying ideas about the environment. Increasingly--and ominously--individuals and communities experience these ideas not only in the developed world but in the increasingly consumption-oriented Global South.

Debating the Earth

Debating the Earth Author John S. Dryzek
ISBN-10 0199276293
Release 2005
Pages 658
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This text highlights the diversity of political responses to environmental issues, bringing together over 40 readings in environmental politics that cover various definitions of environmental crises.

Globalization and the Environment

Globalization and the Environment Author Peter Christoff
ISBN-10 9781442221499
Release 2013-08-08
Pages 268
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This book by two leading scholars offers the first systematic analysis of the relationship between globalization and the environment from the early Modern period to the present. Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley develop a broad conceptual framework for understanding the globalization of environmental problems and the highly uneven, often faltering, international political response. The authors develop linkages between economic globalization and environmental degradation and explore a range of key global environmental problems—focusing on the two most challenging of all: climate change and biodiversity loss. Finally, they critically explore the challenges of environmental governance in a world defined by global capitalism and sovereign states. Providing a normative framework for evaluating global environmental governance, they suggest alternative institutional and policy responses. Through a rich set of case studies, this powerful book will help readers grasp the systemic causes of global environmental degradation as well as the myriad opportunities for reform of global environmental governance.

Environment and Politics

Environment and Politics Author Timothy Doyle
ISBN-10 9781135963187
Release 2015-08-27
Pages 306
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Environment and Politics 4th Edition is a concise introduction to this ever-expanding interdisciplinary field, explaining and illustrating how concepts, conflicts, movements, political systems and the practices of policy-making can be analysed in a systematic way. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the key themes that shape the field, and examines a diverse range of environmental problems and policy solutions found in different countries and cultures. The new edition has been extensively revised to include up-to-date explanation of green political theories and traditions and the debates that shape action on the ground. It contains an expanded discussion of environmental movements that work in the Global North, the Global South and transnationally. Greater attention has been given to the roles of corporations, non-governmental organizations, the media, consumers and citizens in order to reflect the changing nature of environmental governance. The text also focuses throughout on debates surrounding the concepts of environmental security, environmental justice and environmental citizenship. The authors examine the institutional responses of parliaments, administrative, legal and electoral systems; the more informal politics of social movements; and the politics of markets and the corporate sector as they respond to (or resist) the greening of societies. This engaging text has been fully updated to offer readers a greater understanding of international, national and local environmental politics as well as expected future developments at all levels. Environment and Politics continues to use illustrative examples of conflicts, people and events spanning North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, giving it global perspective and relevance. Each chapter includes questions for debate as well as a list of key words and resources for independent research. This successful textbook remains a key resource for undergraduate and postgraduate studies across politics, environmental studies, development studies and human geography courses.

The Politics of the Environment

The Politics of the Environment Author Neil Carter
ISBN-10 113946440X
Release 2007-04-19
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The continuous rise in the profile of the environment in politics reflects growing concern that we may be facing a large-scale ecological crisis. The new edition of this highly acclaimed textbook surveys the politics of the environment, providing a comprehensive and comparative introduction to its three components: ideas, activism and policy. Part I explores environmental philosophy and green political thought; Part II considers parties and environmental movements; and Part III analyses policy-making and environmental issues at international, national and local levels. This second edition has been thoroughly updated with new and revised discussions of many topics including the ecological state, ecological citizenship, ecological modernisation and the Greens in government and also includes an additional chapter on 'Globalisation, Trade and the Environment'. As well as considering a wide variety of examples from around the world, this textbook features a glossary, guides to further study, chapter summaries and critical questions throughout.

Living with Nature

Living with Nature Author Frank Fischer
ISBN-10 9780198295099
Release 1999
Pages 269
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This text aims to place the question of the dynamics of environmental crisis in a socio-cultural dimension of the existing economic and political institutions. It argues for a need to find a balance between theoretical analysis of the debate and an appreciation of local circumstances and knowledge.

The Politics of Environmental Discourse

The Politics of Environmental Discourse Author Maarten A. Hajer
ISBN-10 0198279698
Release 1995
Pages 332
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This study seeks to open the way for a better understanding of the environmental conflict, showing how language can be seen to shape our view of what environmental politics is really about and how those perceptions can differ between countries.

Ozone Discourses

Ozone Discourses Author Karen Litfin
ISBN-10 0231081375
Release 1994
Pages 257
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Analyzes the international ozone treaty-making process as a lens through which to comprehend the use of scientific knowledge as a political tool.

Postcolonial Developments

Postcolonial Developments Author Akhil Gupta
ISBN-10 0822322137
Release 1998
Pages 409
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Shows how the language and institutions of development are central to the postcolonial condition through a study of the effects of the green revolution on particular Indian localities.

The Symbolic Earth

The Symbolic Earth Author James G. Cantrill
ISBN-10 9780813148984
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 296
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The core dilemma in environmental advocacy may be illustrated by the question, "When we communicate about the world, should we stress what we know or what we feel?" The contributors to The Symbolic Earth argue that it is more important to decide how we should talk about what we know and feel. In their view, the environment is larely a product of how we talk about the world. Because the environment is a social construction, the only hope we have of preserving it is to understand and alter the fundamental ways we discuss it. This collection first examines the ways in which discourse creates environment perceptions. Subjects discussed range from the description of natural scenery to the advocacy of political interest groups, from the everyday interactions of citizens facing environmental crises to the greenwashing of corporate imagemakers, and from the psychology of the mass public to the social constructions of the mass media. The authors include nationally known scholars of environmental history, rhetorical theory, ethnography, communication and journalism studies, public policy, and media criticism.

The Politics of Green Transformations

The Politics of Green Transformations Author Ian Scoones
ISBN-10 9781317601111
Release 2015-01-09
Pages 238
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Multiple ‘green transformations’ are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially urgent. It examines how green transformations must take place in the context of the particular moments of capitalist development, and in relation to particular alliances. The role of the state is emphasised, both in terms of the type of incentives required to make green transformations politically feasible and the way states must take a developmental role in financing innovation and technology for green transformations. The book also highlights the role of citizens, as innovators, entrepreneurs, green consumers and members of social movements. Green transformations must be both ‘top-down’, involving elite alliances between states and business, but also ‘bottom up’, pushed by grassroots innovators and entrepreneurs, and part of wider mobilisations among civil society. The chapters in the book draw on international examples to emphasise how contexts matter in shaping pathways to sustainability Written by experts in the field, this book will be of great interest to researchers and students in environmental studies, international relations, political science, development studies, geography and anthropology, as well as policymakers and practitioners concerned with sustainability.

Tropic of Chaos

Tropic of Chaos Author Christian Parenti
ISBN-10 9781568586007
Release 2011-06-28
Pages 304
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An investigative journalist visits the economically and politically battered post-colonial nations around the earth's mid-latitudes and reveals how extreme weather in the era of climate change is breeding banditry, humanitarian crises and state failure.