From Here to Sustainability: Politics in the Real World

From Here to Sustainability: Politics in the Real World

by Ian Christie
     
 

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For a large proportion of the electorate, national politics misses the real issues. As a result, membership of campaigning organizations has soared whilst party numbers have declined. This work distils the principles and priorities of many of the leading voluntary groups into a strong and coherent programme of political aims and actions. The problem can be measured as

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For a large proportion of the electorate, national politics misses the real issues. As a result, membership of campaigning organizations has soared whilst party numbers have declined. This work distils the principles and priorities of many of the leading voluntary groups into a strong and coherent programme of political aims and actions. The problem can be measured as a sustainability gap - between official policies and achievements and actual democratic participation, environmental restoration and the eradication of poverty. With examples and short case studies, the book translates the gap into practical and realistic recommendations for progress.

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Wisconsin Bookwatch
This is an impressive and compelling treatise on the 'sustainability gap' between political rhetoric and real action to combat such ills as health scares, decaying infrastructure, poverty, and the threat of climate change. Highly recommended for anyone concerned with environmental issues, From Here to Sustainability is a powerful and thoughtful advocate of seeing past smoke to the heart of modern politics in a new and ever changing world of environmental and global economic concerns.
Living Green
This book is a breath of fresh air in that it engages in closely argued exposition of the dilemma we find ourselves in and moves effortlessly to a well-reasoned analysis of what needs to happen to remedy the situation. It is all written in clear, bold and thoroughly reasonable manner..and best of all, it is not just political day-dreaming; examples are given at the end of each chapter of progress that has already taken place towards an appropriate resolution of the issues...This book should be required reading on ALL politics and economics degree courses. Why not get your library to stock it, read it and recommend it to a friend. It might be the first step to changing their lives — and our world!
From the Publisher
'An excellent analysis of the challenges facing all of us in the 21st century.'
Robert Napier, Chief Executive, WWF-UK

This book has a breadth of approach because it has inputs from many different NGOs and charities forming the Real World coalition.'
Green Anarchist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136533969
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/23/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
1 MB

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