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Oil, Globalization, and the War for the Arctic Refuge
Oil, Globalization, and the War for the Arctic Refuge (January 2006)
David M. Standlea - Author


Examines the battle to develop the oil resources of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The global consumption of fossil fuels is dramatically rising, while inversely, the supply is in permanent decline. The “end of oil” threatens the very future of Western civilization. Oil, Globalization, and the War for the Arctic Refuge examines the politics of drilling for oil in ...(Read More)
 
 
The Multi-Governance of Water
The Multi-Governance of Water (October 2005)
Four Case Studies
Matthias Finger - Editor
Ludivine Tamiotti - Editor
Jeremy Allouche - Editor

Examines the politics of transnational water resource management through case studies of the Aral Sea basin and the Danube, Euphrates, and Mekong river basins.

As the governance of transboundary rivers becomes a subject of growing importance due to the increasing pressure on freshwater resources, this timely collection examines water scarcity and efforts to better manage rivers and river basins. Most specialists agree t...(Read More)
 
 
Ozone Depletion and Climate Change
Ozone Depletion and Climate Change (September 2005)
Constructing a Global Response
Matthew J. Hoffmann - Author

A path-breaking look at the international response to ozone depletion and climate change.

Matthew J. Hoffmann explores the fundamental question of who should participate in the global response to ozone depletion and climate change. Blending social constructivist theory with insights from the study of complex adaptive systems, Hoffmann develops a unique framework for understanding the emergence and evolution of partici...(Read More)
 
 
Protecting Our Environment
Protecting Our Environment (August 2005)
Lessons from the European Union
Janet R. Hunter - Author
Zachary A. Smith - Author

Examines how the European Union has handled environmental protection issues.

Significant changes in how the world approaches global environmental problems have occurred since the late 1970s. Countries have become increasingly aware of the "borderless" nature of environmental issues, i.e., that production and consumption in one country can spill over to affect another country's environment. Protecting Our ...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Air Pollution
The Politics of Air Pollution (January 2005)
Urban Growth, Ecological Modernization, and Symbolic Inclusion
George A. Gonzalez - Author

Argues that clean air policy is driven by locally oriented economic elites.

Who has been at the political forefront of clean air policy development in the United States? In The Politics of Air Pollution, George A. Gonzalez argues that the answer is neither the federal government, nor environmental groups, but rather locally oriented economic elites in conjunction with state and local governments. These local growth coalitions,...(Read More)
 
 
Communication and Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making
Communication and Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making (February 2004)
Stephen P. Depoe - Editor
John W. Delicath - Editor
Marie-France Aepli Elsenbeer - Editor

Looks at the critical role of community members and other interested parties in environmental policy decision making.

The contributors to this volume explore the communication practices of various stakeholders—interested citizens, grassroots and public interest groups, industry representatives, scientists and technical experts, government agencies, federal regulators—engaged in a variety of environmental decision...(Read More)
 
 
Global Environmentalism and Local Politics
Global Environmentalism and Local Politics (November 2003)
Transnational Advocacy Networks in Brazil, Ecuador, and India
Maria Guadalupe Moog Rodrigues - Author

Examines the internal politics of transnational environmental advocacy networks.

What is the role played by local organizations in transnational environmental advocacy networks? Global Environmentalism and Local Politics revisits this question by looking at transnational environmental activism in Brazil, Ecuador, and India. Rodrigues investigates the internal politics of these networks, focusing on their intern...(Read More)
 
 
Contested Nature
Contested Nature (August 2003)
Promoting International Biodiversity with Social Justice in the Twenty-first Century
Steven R. Brechin - Editor
Peter R. Wilshusen - Editor
Crystal L. Fortwangler - Editor
Patrick C. West - Editor

Contends that effective biological conservation and social justice must go hand in hand.

How can the international conservation movement protect biological diversity, while at the same time safeguarding the rights and fulfilling the needs of people, particularly the poor? Contested Nature argues that to be successful in the long-term, social justice and biological conservation must go hand in hand. The protecti...(Read More)
 
 
Transforming the Dream
Transforming the Dream (March 2003)
Ecologism and the Shaping of an Alternative American Vision
Charles Sokol Bednar - Author

Explores the underlying assumptions of environmental studies and the need for a new paradigm for understanding our world.

Transforming the Dream
challenges American mainstream culture's obsession with unlimited economic and industrial growth. Drawing on works by Roy Morrison, Murray Bookchin, Daniel C. Maguire, Paul Taylor, C. A. Bowers, and others, Bednar critiques the ideological status quo, offering an alternative...(Read More)
 
 
Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit
Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit (January 2000)
Thomas Davis - Author

Documents and describes the Menominee Indians' tribal practice of sustainable environmental development.

Sustaining the Forest, the People, and the Spirit tells the story of the Menominee Indian Tribe and how they have sustained their 230,000 acre forest in ways that have enhanced, rather than degraded, the environment in the face of development pressures. Through a careful look at Menominee history, politics, institutions, econ...(Read More)
 
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