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Environmental Movements

Local, National and Global

By Christopher Rootes

© 2000 – Routledge

328 pages

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Paperback: 9780714680668
pub: 1999-09-29
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Despite growing evidence of the universality of environmental problems and of economic and cultural globalization, the development of a truly global environmental movement is at best tentative. The dilemmas which confront environmental organizations are no less apparent at the global than at national levels. This volume is a collection of 1990s research on environmental movements in western and southern Europe, the US and the global arena.


'This is a valuable collection of papers about the political mechanisms of different environmental groups in various countries.' - International Affairs

'The essays are written clearly and objectively, logically providing in-depth facts and information. The case studies described give excellent examples of real working situations. The reader is able to put the information contained in this book into a real global context of environmentalism in the modern world, and to gain an understanding of the dilemmas facing governments and institutionalised EMOs locally, nationally and globally.' - International Journal of Environmental Education and Information

About the Series

Environmental Politics

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.

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