The Environmental Politics Reader: Debating the Earth

Paperback | January 27, 2005

EditorJohn S. Dryzek, David Schlosberg

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Debating the Earth brings together over 40 essential readings that illustrate the diversity of political responses to environmental issues. They are organized in a way that emphasizes the differences and debates across the various schools of thought on environmental affairs and there is amixture of classic pieces and cutting-edge essays. The key debates that are covered include the severity of environmental problems, reformist responses to environmental issues, the environment and economics and green critiques. The second edition includes a new section on 'The Global South and Indigenous Perspectives' which broadens the geographical scope. 25 extracts are new to this edition and there are more extracts by women.

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Debating the Earth brings together over 40 essential readings that illustrate the diversity of political responses to environmental issues. They are organized in a way that emphasizes the differences and debates across the various schools of thought on environmental affairs and there is amixture of classic pieces and cutting-edge essay...

John S. Dryzek was the Head of the Political Science Departments at both Oregon and Melbourne. He is a former editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science and Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He is currently the Head of the Social and Political Theory Program at The Australian National University Dav...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.39 inPublished:January 27, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One: Feast or Famine? The severity of environmental problemsSection One: Limits and Survivalism1. Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and William H. Behrens III: The Limits to Growth2. Garrett Hardin: The Tragedy of the Commons3. Lester Brown: A Planet Under StressSection Two: The Promethean Response4. Julian L. Simon and Herman Kahn: Introduction to the Resourceful Earth5. Bjorn Lomborg: The Truth about the Environment6. Tom Burke: Ten Pinches of SaltPart Two: Reformist ResponsesSection Three: Administrative Rationalism7. Robert V. Bartlett: Rationality and the Logic of the National Environmental Policy Act8. Kai Lee: Appraising Adaptive Management9. Charles Sabel, Archon Fung, and Bradley Karkkainen: Beyond Backyard Environmentalism10. Mary O'Brien: Goal: Replace Risk Assessment with Alternatives AssessmentSection Four: Liberal Democracy11. Mark Sagoff: The Allocation and Distribution of Resources12. Robert Paehlke: Democracy and Environmentalism13. Marcel Wissenburg: Sustainability and the Limits of Liberalism14. William P. Ophuls with A. Stephen Boyan, Jr.: The American Political Economy II: The Non-Politics of Laissez FairePart Three: Environment and EconomicsSection Five: Market Liberalism15. Terry L. Anderson and Donald T. Leal: Rethinking the Way We Think16. Robert Stavins and Bradley Whitehead: Market-Based Environmental Policies17. Robert E. Goodin: Selling Environmental IndulgencesSection Six: Sustainable Development18. World Commission on Environment and Development: From One Earth to One World19. James Meadowcroft: "Sustainable Development: a New(ish) Idea for a New Century?"20. David Carruthers: "From Opposition to Orthodoxy: The Remaking of Sustainable Development"Section Seven: Ecological Modernization21. Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins: The Next Industrial Revolution22. John Barry: Ecological ModernizationPart Four: Green Social CritiquesSection Eight: Deep Ecology and Bioregionalism23. Arne Naess: The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology Movement: A Summary24. Dave Foreman: Putting the Earth First25. Jim Dodge: Living by Life: Some Bioregional Theory and Practice26. Robyn Eckersley: "Ecocentric Discourses: Problems and Future Prospects for Nature Advocacy"Section Nine: Social and Socialist Ecology27. Murray Bookchin: Society and Ecology28. Ynestra King: Toward an Ecological Feminism and a Feminist Ecology29. Joel Kovel: EcosocialismSection Ten: Environmental Justice30. First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit: Principles of Environmental Justice31. Robert Bullard: Environmental Justice in the 21st Century32. Celene Krauss: Women of Color on the Front LineSection Eleven: Southern and Indigenous Perspectives33. Ramachandra Guha and Juan M. Alier: Environmentalism of the Poor34. Vandana Shiva: On Poverty and Globalization35. Winona LaDuke: Introduction and Conclusion to All My Relations36. Fabienne Bayet: Overturning the Doctrine: Indigenous People and Wilderness - Being Aboriginal in the Environmental MovementPart Five: Society, the State and the EnvironmentSection Eleven: The Green Movement37. Doug Torgerson: Farewell to the Green Movement? Political Action and the Green Public Sphere38. David Schlosberg: Networks and Mobile Arrangements: Organizational Innovation in the U.S. Environmental Justice Movement39. Paul Wapner: Politics Beyond the State: Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics40. Thomas Poguntke: Green Parties in National Governments: From Protest to Acquiescence?Section Twelve: Ecological Democracy41. Ulrich Beck: The Politics of the Risk Society42. Andrew Dobson: Ecological Citizenship43. Val Plumwood: Inequality, Ecojustice, and Ecological Rationality44. John S. Dryzek: Political and Ecological Communication

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`I am convinced that this excellent, accessible and wide-ranging book will find its way into many libraries and on to personal bookshelves'R Geoff A. Wilson- Professor of human geography, Plymouth University.