Encountering Global Environmental Politics: Teaching, Learning, and Empowering Knowledge / Edition 280

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Recognizing that many undergraduate courses on global environmental ills, though well intentioned, erode students' sense of the possible, this collection of essays (all by teacher-scholars in the field) draws students and teachers of global environmental politics into classroom conversation about the overwhelming nature of global environmental threats, the tenuous and sometimes counterproductive links between knowledge and power, and ways of acting powerfully in the world in service of 'sustainability.'

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Editorial Reviews

H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
The book's thirteen thoughtful, yet fast-paced, chapters are woven together with apt editorial introductions and concluding 'Questions for Reflection and Discussion.' These contributions . . . suggest well the book's potential as a supplemental academic text for classes in international studies and global environmental politics.
International Relations
One of those rare gems of a book. All [of the chapters] are exemplary and inspiriational in outlining the possibilities involved in thinking more creatively about teaching.
Political Studies Review
Maniates can be congratulated for bringing together one of those rare gems of a book. It deserves to be read widely by all who want to gain insights about different and better ways of teaching politics. It shows valuably the possibilities of innovative and challenging teaching beyond the standard formats. It also shows the importance of politically engaged teaching of the subject, to tap into and encourage any enthusiasim students have for politics, and to counter the apathy and cynicism many also feel.
H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews Online
The book's thirteen thoughtful, yet fast-paced, chapters are woven together with apt editorial introductions and concluding 'Questions for Reflection and Discussion.' These contributions . . . suggest well the book's potential as a supplemental academic text for classes in international studies and global environmental politics.
Mitchell S. Thomashow
Encountering Global Environmental Politics illuminates controversial environmental issues by linking them to everyday experience. This is the foundation of high quality teaching and learning.
Frances Moore Lappé from the Foreword
We need not shield ourselves from the bleak news of planetary decline nor guilt trip ourselves and others to act. We have only to create environments in which educators and students alike can trust their own yearning for effectiveness in the larger world. As we face environmental and social crises of unprecedented magnitude, nothing could be more important—and Encountering Global Environmental Politics rises to the challenge.
Elizabeth R. DeSombre
A veritable 'who’s who' of scholar-teachers of global environmental politics, this book . . . will inspire students and teachers alike.
Ronald Mitchell
This book makes explicit the obstacles that prevent teachers from teaching effectively and students from learning effectively and provides the tools needed to overcome them. From simulations to service learning to 'theory plays,' the book offers a range of ways to transform 'schooling' into 'education.'. . . Anyone who teaches global environmental politics, whether at the college or high school level, should buy this book!
Peter Gleick
All the academic speechifying around environment and development will get us nothing if our students are not inspired to learn, and then to act. This book shows how to make a real difference, at a time when making a difference is crucially important. Use it in the classroom, use it in the field, and slap a few policy makers with it too.
Marvin S. Soroos
Very creative, stimulating. and thought provoking . . . numerous intriguing ideas for classroom innovations that I would love to try.
Christopher C. Joyner
Rare is it that a book deserves to be widely read because of its intrinsic value to the educational process. By any measure, Encountering Global Environmental Politics meets that test.
David Orr
This book is an antidote to the burn-out educators often experience in the face of large issues and long-odds. For teachers in international relations and global studies it is simply essential reading!
Karen Litfin
This book boldly envisions both students and teachers as genuine citizens, collaborators, and creative agents of change. If a positive future is ever to be realized, we need exactly this kind of approach to teaching and learning—as if education truly mattered.
Peter Dauvergne
Innovative and challenging, this superlative collection of articles greatly advances our ability to teach and understand global environmental politics.
Kate Fahey
Fantastic! Willing to address the subject from an edgy, honest, and progressive perspective. Exactly what we need to address global environmental issues in the classroom effectively!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847695416
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Edition number: 280
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Maniates is associate professor of political science and environmental science at Allegheny College.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Of Knowledge and Power Part 3 The Classroom: Four Walls, Many Possibilities Chapter 4 Ecological Thinking: Studying Global Environmental Politics with a Wild Mind and a Mindful Heart Chapter 5 Teaching as an Ethical Enterprise Part 6 Knowledge that Empowers: Re-Learning the Basics of Global Ecopolitics Chapter 7 Global Environmental Politics: Impediments, Frames, and Tools Chapter 8 Imagining the State Chapter 9 Non-Standard Lessons from the "Tragedy of the Commons" Chapter 10 The Last Pocket of Resistance: Environment and Security in the Classroom Chapter 11 Civic Virtue and Classroom Toil in a Greenhouse World Part 12 Education Expanded: Paths are Made By Walking Chapter 13 Teaching with Theory Plays: The Example of the Ozone Layer in Renewing a Common World Chapter 14 Water Trade: What Should the World Trade Organization Do? Chapter 15 The Study of Global Environmental Politics in the Information Age Chapter 16 Confronting the Multidisciplinary Classroom Chapter 17 Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: A Service Learning Approach to Teaching and Learning Global Environmental Politics

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