1st Edition

Campaigning for the Environment

By Jeremy Richardson, Richard Kimber Copyright 1974
    238 Pages
    by Routledge

    238 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1974 Campaigning for the Environment addresses the issue of the environmental lobby. Using seven case-studies from the time of publication, the book covers the important aspects of environmental campaigning, where the environment has been threatened and where pressure groups have been formed to defend it. The book discusses the political problems of protecting and improving the environment, and states that each campaign involves taking on major sections of the political system. Despite having been published over 40 years ago, the commentary of the book, and the analysis in the case studies is still as relevant today as it was then. This book will be of interest to academics working in the field of environment and sustainability, conservation and political studies.


    1. Introduction

    2. Preserving Our Heritage: The Historic City of York, D.M. Palliser

    3. The National Smoke Abatement Society and the Clean Air Act (1956), J.B. Sanderson

    4. Power Lines Across the South Downs, H.R. Burroughes

    5. The Politics of Manchester’s Water Supply 1961-7, Susan J. Dolbey

    6. The Minister’s Line: Or, the M4 Comes to Berkshire, Roy Gregory

    7. The Juggernauts: Public Opposition to Heavy Lorries, Richard Kimber

    8. The Roskillers: Cublington Fights the Airport, Richard Kimber

    9. Conclusion: Tactics and Strategies

    Further Reading


    Jeremy Richardson, Richard Kimber