Synopses & Reviews
This textbook provides students with a comprehensive guide to the range of issues in environmental politics. It covers theory and ideology; pressure groups and party politics; as well as policies, regulation and implementation. The book includes many examples and empirical details from around the world, with complex concepts defined and analyzed. Essay questions, a glossary and guides to further reading enhance the wide-ranging treatment of this important subject area.
'\"The real strength of Carter\'s book is his ability to combine detailed and rigorous discussion of theory and environmental philosophy with practical examples taken from the policy making world--this gives the book a real strength both in terms of scope but also in terms of accessibility. . . Carter\'s book is exactly what is needed within this field, namely a challenging, stimulating and very rewarding introduction to a complex literature.\" European Consortium for Political Research, Green Politics Newsletter\"This is a marvellous book. Light on its feet yet profoundly scholarly and informative; an introduction to environmental politics yet so much more than an introduction. It will leave us all wishing that we had Neil Carter\'s enviable and productive grasp of such a wide range of material.\" Andrew Dobson, Keele University\"This volume is an amalgamation of three ways to think about environmental politics.... Recommended for lower- and upper-division undergraduates and two-year technical program students.\" Choice\"...unique textbook surveys the politics of the environment, providing a comprehensive and comparative introduction to ideas, activism, and policy...this important new textbook includes a glossary, lists of key issues, chapter summaries, and guides to further study.\" Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society'
'A textbook providing an introduction to three components of environmental politics: ideas, activism and policy.'
Provides an introduction to three components of environmental politics: ideas, activism and policy.
'The environment is becoming an ever-more pressing issue in politics. This unique textbook provides a comprehensive, comparative introduction to three components of environmental politics: ideas, activism and policy. With examples from around the world, this important textbook includes glossary, lists of key issues, chapter summaries and guides to further study.\n
ion to three components of environmental politics: ideas, activism and policy.
Table of Contents
'Introduction; Part I. Theory: 1. Environmental philosophy; 2. Ecologism: a green ideology?; Part II. Agency: 3. Green parties: the rise of a new politics; 4. Party politics and environment; 5. Environmental groups; Part III. Policy: 6. Environmental policy-making: the traditional paradigm; 7. Sustainable development and ecological modernisation: an alternative paradigm; 8. International environmental politics; 9. Greening governments; 10. Policy instruments and implementation.\n