Politics and the Environment: From Theory to Practice / Edition 3

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Overview

The book is designed to introduce students to the key concepts and issues vital to the understanding of environmental problems and their political solutions. The authors investigate the people, movements and organisations involved in the shaping of environmental policy and the barriers hindering the development and introduction of successful solutions to environmental problems.

This textbook is an invaluable and accessible resource for students studying environmental politics and environmental studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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Editorial Reviews

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'This book is by far and away the best undergraduate introductory textbook yet written on environmental poitics.' - John Barry, Environmental Politics

'..an excellent text which deserves the highest readership.' - Dr Paul S. Ganderton, British Ecological Society

'...this book is not only a student reference book but is also very useful for all those interested in the difficult subject of politics and the environment.' - International Journal of Sustainable Development

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415572125
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/26/2012
  • Series: Environmental Politics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 1,455,903
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James Connelly is Professor of Politics at the University of Hull

Graham Smith is Professor of Politics at the University of Southampton

David Benson is a Lecturer in Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia

Clare Saunders is a Lecturer in Politics & International Relations at the University of Southampton

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction 1
Pt. I Environmental Thought and Political Action 11
1 Environmental philosophy 13
2 Green ideology 47
3 The environmental movement 83
Pt. II The Background to Environmental Policy 121
4 Rationality and power in environmental policy making 123
5 Choosing the means 157
6 Valuation of the environment 187
Pt. III Environmental Governance: Global to Local 215
7 International dimensions 217
8 European integration 259
9 National responses 293
10 Local authorities and local democracy 327
Concluding remarks: the future of environmental politics? 357
Bibliography 363
Index 385
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