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Increasing evidence of the irreparable damage humans have inflicted on the planet has caused many to adopt a defeatist attitude toward the future of the global environment. Local Environmental Movements: A Comparative Study of the United States and Japan analyzes how local groups in both Japan and the United States refuse to surrender the Earth to a depleted and polluted fate.

 

Drawing on numerous case studies, scholars from around the world discuss efforts by grassroots organizations and movements to protect the environment and to preserve the landscapes they love and depend upon. The authors examine citizen campaigns protesting nuclear radiation and chemical weapons disposal. Other groups have organized to protect farmlands and urban landscapes to groups that organize to preserve steams, wildlife habitats, tidal flats, coral reefs, National Parks, and biodiversity.

 

These small groups of determined citizens are occasionally successful, demonstrating the power of democracy against seemingly insurmountable odds. In other cases, the groups failed to bring about the desired change. This book explores the distinctive leaders, the relevant laws and regulations, local politics, and the historical and cultural contexts that influenced the goals and successes of the various groups. The contributors conclude that there is no one single environmental movement but many, and the volume emphasizes grassroots movements and advocacy groups that represent local constituencies.

 

 By studying these groups and their respective challenges, Local Environmental Movements highlights the common themes as well as the distinctive features of environmental advocates in the United States and Japan. Over decades, these groups’ have nurtured environmental awareness and promoted the concept of sustainable development that respects the need for both environmental protection and cultural preservation.

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In light of increasing evidence demonstrating the irreparable damage humans have inflicted on the planet, some have adopted a defeatist attitude toward environmental crises. Local Environmental Movements: A Comparative Study of the United States and Japan illustrates how local groups in both Japan and the United States are refusing to surrender the earth to a depleted and polluted fate. Drawing on a series of case studies, a team of scholars from across the world discusses the efforts by grassroots organizations to promote sustainable development that respects the need for environmental protection and cultural preservation.

About the Author

Pradyumna P. Karan, professor of geography at the University of Kentucky, is the author of Japan in the Twentyfirst Century: Environment, Economy, and Society.

Unryu Suganuma is associate professor of geography at J. F. Oberlin University in Tokyo and the author of Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813124889
Author:
Karan, Pradyumna P.
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Editor:
Karan, Pradyumna P.; Suganuma, Unryu
Editor:
Karan, Pradyumna Prasad
Editor:
Suganuma, Unryu
Cartographer:
Gilbreath, Dick
Author:
Karan, Pradyumna Prasad
Subject:
TEC003070
Subject:
Agriculture - Sustainable Agriculture
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Environmentalism -- United States.
Subject:
Environmental protection -- United States.
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
303
Dimensions:
11.10x8.80x1.10 in. 2.50 lbs.

Related Subjects

Business » General
Business » Manufacturing and Product Development
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Sustainable Living
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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In light of increasing evidence demonstrating the irreparable damage humans have inflicted on the planet, some have adopted a defeatist attitude toward environmental crises. Local Environmental Movements: A Comparative Study of the United States and Japan illustrates how local groups in both Japan and the United States are refusing to surrender the earth to a depleted and polluted fate. Drawing on a series of case studies, a team of scholars from across the world discusses the efforts by grassroots organizations to promote sustainable development that respects the need for environmental protection and cultural preservation.

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