ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENTS: Local, National and Global [NOOK Book]

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Despite growing evidence of the universality of environmental problems and of economic and cultural globalization, the development of a truly global environmental movement is at best tentative. The dilemmas which confront environmental organizations are no less apparent at the global than at national levels. This volume is a collection of 1990s research on environmental movements in western and southern Europe, the US and the global arena.
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ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENTS: Local, National and Global

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Overview

Despite growing evidence of the universality of environmental problems and of economic and cultural globalization, the development of a truly global environmental movement is at best tentative. The dilemmas which confront environmental organizations are no less apparent at the global than at national levels. This volume is a collection of 1990s research on environmental movements in western and southern Europe, the US and the global arena.
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Presents a collection of recent research on environmental movements in western and southern Europe, the US, and the global arena. Topics include mobilizing Earth First! in Britain, organization innovation in the US environmental justice movement, and NGOs and the global environmental facility. The editor is director of the Center for the Study of Social and Political Movements; senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Kent, England; and joint editor of . This group of studies first appeared in a special issue of , vol. 8, no. 1, spring 1999. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317994824
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/23/2014
  • Series: Environmental Politics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Environmental Movements: From the Local to the Global 1
Organisational Change in Western European Environmental Groups: A Framework for Analysis 13
Dialectics of Institutionalisation: The Transformation of the Environmental Movement in Germany 35
The German Environmental Movement at a Crossroads? 59
Mobilising Earth First! in Britain 81
Voluntary Associations, Professional Organisations and the Environmental Movement in the United States 101
Networks and Mobile Arrangements: Organisational Innovation in the US Environmental Justice Movement 122
Consolidation Through Institutionalisation? Dilemmas of the Spanish Environmental Movement in the 1990s 149
Sustaining Local Environmental Mobilisations: Groups, Actions and Claims in Southern Europe 172
Environmental Movements, Ecological Modernisation and Political Opportunity Structures 199
Power, Politics and Environmental Movements in the Third World 222
NGOs and the Global Environmental Facility: Friendly Foes? 243
The World Trade Organisation, Social Movements and Global Environmental Management 268
Acting Globally, Thinking Locally? Prospects for a Global Environmental Movement 290
Notes on Contributors 311
Index 313
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