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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.
Environment and Politics is a concise introduction to this ever-expanding field, explaining the key concepts, conflicts, political systems and the practices of policy-making. This book provides a comprehensive introduction, examining a diverse range of environmental problems and policy solutions within different nations and cultures.
The fourth edition has been extensively revised to include new theoretical perspectives and debates surrounding environment and politics. It contains expanded discussion of social environmental movements, the role of the media, environmental security, green welfare and the welfare of future generations. The text also focuses throughout on concepts and debates surrounding environmental citizenship, considering the role of the individual and the local. Greater focus is given to NGOs, environmental justice and governance, as well as gender and the environment.
This engaging text has been fully updated to offer readers a greater understanding of international, national and local environmental politics as well as future developments for in both global and region-specific problem solving. The companion website supplements the text with additional resources to aid teaching and learning, including: seminar activities; links to web resources; suggested further reading; a glossary of key terms and tables and figures within the text.