Toward Unity among Environmentalists by Bryan G. Norton

Toward Unity among Environmentalists

byBryan G. Norton

Paperback | September 1, 1994

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Today, six out of ten Americans describe themselves as "active" environmentalists or as "sympathetic" to the movement's concerns. The movement, in turn, reflects this millions-strong support in its diversity, encompassing a wide spectrum of causes, groups, and sometimes conflicting specialinterests. For far-sighted activists and policy makers, the question is how this diversity affects the ability to achieve key goals in the battle against pollution, erosion, and out-of-control growth. This insightful book offers an overview of the movement -- its past as well as its present -- andissues the most persuasive call yet for a unified approach to solving environmental problems. Focusing on examples from resource use, pollution control, protection of species and habitats, and land use, the author shows how the dynamics of diversity have actually hindered environmentalists in thepast, but also how a convergence of these interests around forward-looking policies can be effected, despite variance in value systems espoused. The book is thus not only an assessment of today's movement, but a blueprint for action that can help pull together many different concerns under a commonbanner. Anyone interested in environmental issues and active approaches to their solution will find the author's observations both astute and creative.

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Bryan G. Norton is at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.
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Title:Toward Unity among EnvironmentalistsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. The Environmentalist's Dilemma2. Moralists and Aggregators: The Case of Muir and Pinchot3. Aldo Leopold and the Search for an Integrated Theory of Environmental Management4. Conservationists and Preservationists Today5. Worldviews: A Whirlwind Tour6. The Pressures of Growth7. Pollution Control8. Biological Diversity9. Land Use Policy10. Diverging Worldviews; Converging Policies11. Intertemporal Ethics12. Interspecific EthicsEpilogue: Differing Sense of Place

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"Takes an interdisciplinary approach to environmental economics and environmental sociology from a philosophical perspective." --Environment