BN.com Gift Guide

Environment and Citizenship: Integrating Justice, Responsibility and Civic Engagement [NOOK Book]

Overview

Climate change places increased responsibility on individuals and institutions in environmental policy, with environmental impacts increasingly affecting those with the least power to seek change. As a result, the relationship between citizenship and the environment is becoming a hotly debated topic in both research and policy communities. Using new evidence and cases from across the globe, Environment and Citizenship explores the new vocabulary of ecological citizenship and examines how successful environmental ...
See more details below
Environment and Citizenship: Integrating Justice, Responsibility and Civic Engagement

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$19.49
BN.com price
(Save 44%)$34.95 List Price

Overview

Climate change places increased responsibility on individuals and institutions in environmental policy, with environmental impacts increasingly affecting those with the least power to seek change. As a result, the relationship between citizenship and the environment is becoming a hotly debated topic in both research and policy communities. Using new evidence and cases from across the globe, Environment and Citizenship explores the new vocabulary of ecological citizenship and examines how successful environmental policy-making depends on the responsible actions of citizens and civil society organizations as much as on governments and international treaties. This accessible and thought provoking book:
-provides a comprehensive and timely guide to the debates on environmental and ecological citizenship, expertly combining examples of practice with theory;
-examines how environmental movements have become increasingly involved in governance processes at the local, national, regional and intergovernmental levels;
-explores the increasing importance of corporations and transnational networks through examples of stakeholding processes and participatory research in environmental decision-making;
-calls upon researchers, policy makers and activists to face up a new challenge - how to effectively link environmental justice with social justice.
Breaking new ground, Smith and Pangsapa address how environmental responsibility operates through politics, ethics, culture and the everyday experiences of activists, as well as how awareness of environmental and social injustice only leads to responsible actions and strategic change through civic engagement.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“In the last two decades, citizenship studies have moved away from conventional debates about social welfare and income inequality to consider a range of broader and more complex issues about the nature of inclusion, entitlement and identity producing as a consequence a range of new concepts - intimate citizenship, sexual citizenship, consumer citizenship and now ecological citizenship. Environment and Citizenship is definitely part of a new wave of exciting research that challenges our assumptions about state and citizen, public and private, and identity and membership. Citizenship is not simply a language of rights. Smith and Pangsapa critically examine the absence of a theory of duty and obligation in much current debate, demonstrating the importance of our obligations towards animals, environment and nature.  Responsibility towards the environment brings into the foreground our duties towards vulnerable groups (the sick, disabled, frail and elderly) but crucially our responsibility towards future generations. In the crisis over global warming, the question of intergenerational justice is the most salient moral and political issue of our times. Clearly written, cleverly argued and comprehensively supported by evidence, Environment and Citizenship should be on everybody's reading list. A major contribution to the study of responsibility, justice and the environment.”—Professor Bryan S. Turbaner (Co-editor of Citizenship Studies)

“Truly essential reading.  Written at a time when citizenship, justice and virtue ethics have made their way—at last—on to the top table of environmental and social thinking, Smith and Pangsapa have woven them all into a magisterial manifesto for sustainability, justice and civic engagement.  Buttressed by case studies from around the world, leavened with recommendations for institutional reform, and with its sights set on the urban as much as the rural context, the book in your hands is an agenda-setting contribution to environmental and social thought and action.”—Professor Andrew Dobson (Keele University)

Book Reviews of Environmental Responsibility

“This collection brings together in one place key texts of leading thinkers in environmental ethics. No one who takes environmental responsibility seriously will want to be without this book.”—Ruth Chadwick, Director, ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen) Cardiff University

“In these tumultuous times, I shall keep this rich mix of classic texts close at hand. They combine inspiration, ethics and pragmatic reflection on why we have reached the crisis we face today and tomorrow. This kind of deep thinking will be key to whether we can shift to become global citizens with an eye to the future.”—Dr Camilla Toulmin, Director, International Institute for Environment and Development

“A welcome and timely reminder that we need to take up our environmental responsibilities now following the inspiring guidance provided by this excellent collection.”—Wendy Harcourt, Editor of “Development” and the forthcoming Zed Book Series on “Gender and Environment”

“The environmental challenges of the twenty-first century are the most complex, difficult, and dangerous that humanity has ever faced. Perplexity is a common human response to complexity. Inaction is what follows from perplexity. The readings brought together into this volume provide hugely valuable insights into how best we could navigate this landscape of environmental risks and opportunities more successfully.”—Tom Burke, founding director of E3G

“Smith and Pangsapa … open up new, provocative, and valuable directions for future scholarship with a text that is both theoretically compelling and richly textured with empirical examples….this volume is a “must read” for scholars interested in questions of environmental citizenship, sustainability, and environmental justice.”—Organization and Environment

“This book does provide an important and well-argued contribution to our growing intellectual and practical interest in environmental citizenship as a means of empowering individuals and communities for the future.”—Progress in Human Geography

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848136618
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 7/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mark J. Smith, Politics & International Studies, Open University, researches environmental responsibility, transnational corporations, civic engagement and the role of ethics in politics and the environment. Piya Pangsapa, Women's Studies, University at Buffalo, researches gender, work and civic engagement in Southeast Asia.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Figures, tables and boxes

1 Theory informed by practice

1 From environmental justice to environmental citizenship 9

2 Citizens, citizenship and citizenization 27

3 Rethinking environment and citizenship 59

2 Practice informed by theory

4 Environmental governance, social movements and citizenship in a global context 89

5 Corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability 139

6 Environmental borderlands 175

7 Insiders and outsiders in environmental mobilizations in South-East Asia 209

8 The new vocabulary of ecological citizenship 239

Bibliography 264

Index 283

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)