Political Ecology: Global and Local

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This collection is drawn from a recent Global Political conference held to mark the centenary of the birth of Harold Innis, Canada's most important political economist. Throughout his life, Innis was concerned with topics which remain central to political ecology today,

such as the link between culture and nature, the impact of humanity on the environment and the role of technology and communications. In this volume, the contributors address environmental issues which Innes was concerened with, from a contemporary, political economy perspective. They

explore a wide range of themes and issues including: sustainability; risk and regulation; population growth; and planetary management. Case studies provide further insight into issues such as industrial racism, women and development and collective action.

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The link between culture and nature, the impact of humanity on the environment, and the role of political and philosophical discourse are among the primary issues addressed by the 18 essays. They explore the issues through case studies such as the collapse of the cod fishery, women and development, and collective action. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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David Bell

David Bell is an assistant professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He received an M.A. in creative writing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Ph.D. in American Literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

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Table of Contents

List of tables and figures
Notes on contributors
Editors' introduction 1
Pt. 1 The new global order and the environment: defining the issues
1 Global order and nature 19
2 Sustainable trade: theoretical approaches 46
3 Growth or development? 68
Pt. 2 Economics, society and ecology
4 A sustainable world food economy 87
5 The Atlantic fishery 102
6 Material cycle and sustainable economy 120
Pt. 3 Planetary management: tomorrow's world
7 World justice, carbon credit schemes and planetary management authorities 141
8 Global climatic change 157
9 How do we know that there will be too many people? 176
Pt. 4 Environment, gender and development
10 The gender and environment debate 193
11 Women, environment and development: From Rio to Beijing 220
12 The good-natured feminist: Ecofeminism and democracy 240
Pt. 5 Consumption: work and affluence
13 Overconsumption 259
14 Work in a sustainable society 272
15 Ecological politics in Canada: Elements of a strategy of collective action 292
Pt. 6 Ecology and politics
16 It's not easy being Green 325
17 Towards a social ecological politics of sustainability 336
18 Environment rights and democracy 353
Index 377
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