This new collection from the leading journal, Environmental Politics,presents an excellent overview of the key themes found in contemporary green political thought since the early 1990s.
Bringing together the journal's major work, this new book charts a fascinating period in which environmental politics developed from a marginal position in society and the academy, to its current place in the intellectual mainstream.
Subdivided into clear sections on political theory, social movements, political economy and policy questions, and assisted by a contextualising introduction, this volume focuses on a set of clear themes:
As a compilation, this book is unique. It delivers a snapshot of a variety of issues in the field, and is therefore ideally suited to teaching purposes, especially at postgraduate level. In addition, as each section is chronologically arranged, an evolution of related ideas can be clearly seen and appreciated, which builds an excellent understanding of the field of environmental politics
Section 1:- Theory
Chapter 1: Robert E. Goodin, The High Ground is Green
Chapter 2: Ariel Salleh, Social Ecology and the `Man Question’ Chapter 3: Piers H.G. Stephens, Green Liberalisms: Nature, Agency and the Good
Chapter 4: Robert J. Brulle, Habermas and Green Political Thought: Two Roads Converging
Section Two:- Green Movements
Chapter 5: Stephen Rainbow, Why Did New Zealand and Tasmania Spawn the World’s First Green Parties?
Chapter 6: Eric Laferrière, Environmentalism and the Global Divide
Chapter 7: Ben Seel, Strategies of Resistance at the Pollok Free State Road Protest Camp
Section Three:- Green Political Economy
Chapter 8: Robyn Eckersley, Free Market Environmentalism: Friend or Foe?
Chapter 9: John O’Neill, Public Choice, Institutional Economics, Public Codes
Chapter 10: Peter Christoff, Ecological Modernisation, Ecological Modernitie
Section 4:- Policy
Chapter 11: Andrew Blowers and Pieter LeRoy, Power, Politics and Environmental Inequality
Chapter 12: Joyeeta Gupta, The Global Environmental Facility in its North-South Context
Chapter 13: Markus M.L. Crepez, Explaining National variations of Air Pollution Levels: Political Institutions and their Impact on Environmental Policymaking
Chapter 14: Hugh Ward, Citizens’ Juries and Valuing the Environment: A Proposal
Over recent years environmental politics has moved from a peripheral interest to a central concern within the discipline of politics. This series aims to reinforce this trend through the publication of books that investigate the nature of contemporary environmental politics and show the centrality of environmental politics to the study of politics per se. The series understands politics in a broad sense and books will focus on mainstream issues such as the policy process and new social movements as well as emerging areas such as cultural politics and political economy. Books in the series will analyse contemporary political practices with regards to the environment and/or explore possible future directions for the ‘greening’ of contemporary politics. The series will be of interest not only to academics and students working in the environmental field, but will also demand to be read within the broader discipline.
The series consists of two strands:
Environmental Politics addresses the needs of students and teachers, and the titles are published in paperback and hardback.
Routledge Research in Environmental Politics presents innovative new research intended for high-level specialist readership. These titles are published in hardback only.