The Politics of the Environment: Ideas, Activism, Policy

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 9, 2018 - Business & Economics - 456 pages
Environmental problems are firmly on the political agenda. The stark threat to the planet from climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution can no longer be ignored by governments, political parties, businesses or individuals. Responding to the considerable developments of the last decade, Neil Carter has updated his popular textbook thoroughly, while retaining the existing structure of previous editions. The Politics of the Environment continues to analyse the relationship between 'green ideas' and other political doctrines, the development of green parties and public policymaking, and environmental issues at international, national and local levels. It provides students with a comprehensive comparative introduction to ideas, activism and policy. New to this edition are discussions on climate justice, climate legislation and recent environmental struggles, such as demonstrations against fracking. It employs a variety of global examples and includes pedagogical features such as boxes, a glossary and guides to further study.
 

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Contents

Contents
14
Figures
19
Green Political Thought
42
Getting From Here to There
83
Contents
86
Party Politics and the Environment
117
Environmental Groups
145
Achieving a Sustainable Society
177
The central and most recalcitrant problem for environmental ethics is
257
Globalisation Trade and the Environment
279
Greening Government
301
Contents
302
Policy Instruments and Implementation
331
Conclusion
367
References
375
Index
425

Sustainable Development Ecological Modernisation and Green Growth
211
Global Environmental Politics
247

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Neil Carter teaches on environmental policy and green politics at the University of York, and has published widely on such areas as the environmental record of the European Parliament, how mainstream parties respond to environmental issues, UK climate policy and the implications of Brexit for the environment. He was a founding member of Environmental Politics, and was joint editor of the journal for fourteen years. His article 'Greening the Mainstream: Party Politics and the Environment' won the 2015 American Political Science Association prize for the best paper in science, technology or environmental policy.

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