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Author : Jenny Pickerill
ISBN : 9781847793836
Genre : Nature
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Uses case studies and voices of activists themselves to examine the role of the internet at all levels of environmental activism. Contemporary analysis of forms and processes of radical environmental activism. Contemporary analysis of forms and processes of radical environmental activism. Documents the negotiations and achievements of environmentalists both in dealing with the tensions of using environmentally damaging technology and in avoiding surveillance and counter-strategies. Will be of interest to students and academics of politics, sociology, environmental studies and anyone who has ever wondered if signing an email petition will make a difference.

Environmental Activism

Author : Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer
ISBN : 9781576079010
Genre : Nature
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A balanced presentation chronicling both the major events that sparked environmental activism and the nature of that activism in the past century. * In-depth profiles of 25 key individuals and organizations * Original reports, congressional testimony, and court documents covering environmental justice, green political parties, corporate environmentalism, the wise use movement, genetically engineered foods, environmental sabotage, and local land use issues

Environmental Activism And World Civic Politics

Author : Paul Kevin Wapner
ISBN : 0791427897
Genre : Nature
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Organized across national boundaries and with millions of supporters worldwide, transnational environmental activist groups such as Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund, and Friends of the Earth play a central role in the way the world addresses environmental issues. This book provides the most systematic and theoretically informed study to date of the strategies these organizations use to advance global environmental protection. Based on case studies of three transnational groups, it argues that in addition to lobbying governments, activists operate within and across societies to effect widespread change. They work through transnational social, economic, and cultural networks to alter corporate practices, educate vast numbers of people, pressure multilateral development banks, and shift standards of good conduct. Wapner argues that because this activity takes place outside the formal arena of inter-state politics, environmental activists practice "world civic politics"; they politicize global civil society. The theoretical import of this book is to bring the practice of world civic politics into sharp relief and generalize its significance beyond environmental affairs to explain the efforts of all NGOs in world politics.

Greening Brazil

Author : Kathryn Hochstetler
ISBN : 0822340313
Genre : History
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DIVAuthoritative work on the complex history of modern Brazilian environmental policy and its relation to both transnational politics and domestic democratization processes./div

Environmental Activism In China

Author : Lei Xie
ISBN : 9781134020263
Genre : Political Science
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Major environmental degradation is a serious problem for China as the country's economy continues to grow at a phenomenal pace. In recent years environmental organisations have begun to emerge in China, and in some cases have had remarkable success in affecting policies which would have had significant adverse impacts on the environment. This book, based on extensive original research, adopts a multi-disciplinary research approach to examine environmental activism in China, focusing on four cities. It analyses the nature, characteristics, strategies, organizational modes and influence of what could be labeled a Chinese environmental movement in-the-making. In particular, this volume highlights the specificities of Chinese environmental activism in an increasingly globalizing world, along with a comparison to the environmental movement in Western Europe and North America.

Shades Of Green

Author : Christof Mauch
ISBN : 0742546489
Genre : Business & Economics
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Shades of Green examines the impact of political, economic, religious, and scientific institutions on environmental activism around the world. Discussing issues unique to different parts of the world, Shades of Green shows that environmentalism around the globe has been strengthened, weakened, or suppressed by a variety of local, national, and international concerns, politics, and social realities.

Knowing Nature Knowing Science

Author : Eeva K. Berglund
ISBN : UOM:39015042170673
Genre : Nature
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This text focuses on three different groups of civil activists protesting against infrastructure installations, and on their understanding of science. The role of science is revealed as an ambivalent one for environmental activism, and it is also shown to pose problems for anthropology: in looking at environmental activism as a social commitment, meaningful commentary must combine both social and scientific perspectives.

Green Bans Red Union

Author : Meredith Burgmann
ISBN : 0868407607
Genre : History
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At the height of the building industry boom in the 1970s a remarkable campaign stopped billions of dollars worth of indiscriminate development that was turning Australian cities into concrete jungles. Enraging employers and politicians but delighting many in the wider community, the members of the New South Wales Builders Labourers' Federation risked their jobs in order to preserve buildings, bush and parkland. Green Bans, Red Union documents the development of a union that took a stand on a number of social issues. Apart from the green bans movement, union members also used their industrial power to defend the rights of oppressed groups, such as Aborigines, women and homosexuals. In telling the colourful story that inspired many environmentalists and ordinary citizens - and gave the word 'green' an entirely new meaning - Meredith Burgmann and Verity Burgmann open a window on a period when Australian workers led the world in innovative and stunningly effective forms of environmental protest.

Environmental Philosophy And Environmental Activism

Author : Don E. Marietta
ISBN : 0847680568
Genre : Nature
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An exploration of the relationship between environmental philosophy and environmental activism. It seeks to address two main questions: whether environmental philosophy and ethics should be seen as a form of applied philosophy; and how environmental philosophy is practiced in human life.

Protecting The Planet

Author : Pamela Dell
ISBN : 9780756542481
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the problems the planet faces and discusses what has been done and can still be done to help save the air, the water, the ground, the forests, and the animals.

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