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How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy

Sarah S. Elkind.

August 2011; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: social impact of environmental issues. 288 pages.

Focusing on five Los Angeles environmental policy debates between 1920 and 1950, this book investigates how practices in American municipal government gave business groups political...

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Ducktown Smoke

Duncan Maysilles.

May 2011; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: social impact of environmental issues. 344 pages.

It is hard to make a desert in a place that receives sixty inches of rain each year. After decades of copper mining, however, all that remained of the old hardwood forests in the Ducktown...

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Engineering Nature

Jessica B. Teisch.

February 2011; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: social impact of environmental issues. 272 pages.

Focusing on globalization in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this book examines the processes by which American water and mining engineers who rose to prominence during...

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The Environment Between Theory and Practice

Avner de-Shalit.

March 2000; published online November 2003.

Book. Subjects: environment. 248 pages.

When constructing environmental policies in democratic regimes, there is a need for a theory that can be used not only by academics but also by politicians and activists. So why has the...

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Implementing Sustainable Development

William M. Lafferty and James Meadowcroft.

November 2000; published online November 2003.

Book. Subjects: environment. 544 pages.

This volume examines the response of governments in the industrialized countries to the challenge of sustainable development. It focuses on the response of central governments in Australia,...

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Preservation Versus the People?

Mathew Humphrey.

August 2002; published online November 2003.

Book. Subjects: environment. 224 pages.

Environmental political philosophy has generally been framed around the differing axiologies of ecocentrism (nature‐centred) and anthropocentric (human‐centred) forms of ethics. This book...

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Justice, Posterity, and the Environment

Wilfred Beckerman and Joanna Pasek.

May 2001; published online November 2003.

Book. Subjects: environment. 220 pages.

In rich countries, environmental problems are seen as problems of prosperity. In poor countries, they are seen as problems of poverty. This is because the environmental problems in poor...

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Green States and Social Movements

John S. Dryzek, David Downes, Christian Hunold, David Schlosberg and Hans-Kristian Hernes.

February 2003; published online November 2003.

Book. Subjects: environment. 238 pages.

Social movements take shape in relation to the kind of state they face, while, over time, states are transformed by the movements they both incorporate and resist. Social movements are...

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Environmental Justice and the New Pluralism

David Schlosberg.

August 2002; published online November 2003.

Book. Subjects: environment. 236 pages.

In this first ever theoretical treatment of the environmental justice movement, David Schlosberg demonstrates the development of a new form of ‘critical’ pluralism, in both theory and...

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Citizenship and the Environment

Andrew Dobson.

November 2003; published online April 2004.

Book. Subjects: environment. 238 pages.

Ecological citizenship cannot be fully articulated in either liberal or civic republican terms. It is, rather, an example and an inflection of ‘post‐cosmopolitan’ citizenship. Ecological...

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