Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | January 20, 2016

byAndrew Dobson

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Environmental politics has many faces and operates at multiple scales: it preoccupies individuals as well as governments, drives local agreements as well as international treaties, results in minor business changes as well as wholesale business decisions, and fluctuates between a politics ofprotest and one of accommodation. In thisVery Short Introduction , Andrew Dobson offers a lively and comprehensive commentary on the many facets of environmental politics today. Looking towards the future, he asks whether environmental politics will be comfortably accommodated by mainstream politics, or whether the advent of theAnthropocene - a whole new geological epoch driven by human impact on the environment - will herald a break with the politics of growth that has dominated social life since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Environmental politics has many faces and operates at multiple scales: it preoccupies individuals as well as governments, drives local agreements as well as international treaties, results in minor business changes as well as wholesale business decisions, and fluctuates between a politics ofprotest and one of accommodation. In thisVer...

Professor Andrew Dobson taught politics, political theory, and environmental politics at Keele University and the Open University. He is an internationally-recognised authority on environmental politics, and his work has been translated into Spanish, Greek, Korean, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. Previous books include Citizenship and t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.68 inPublished:January 20, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199665575

ISBN - 13:9780199665570

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Environmental Politics?1. Origins2. Ideas3. Movements, Parties, Policies4. Local and Global, North and South5. Environmental FuturesFurther ReadingIndex