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Transforming Environmental Politics and Policy

About the Series

The theory and practice of environmental politics and policy are rapidly emerging as key areas of intense concern in the first, third and industrializing worlds. People of diverse nationalities, religions and cultures wrestle daily with environment and development issues central to human and non-human survival on the planet Earth. Air, Water, Earth, Fire. These central elements mix together in so many ways, spinning off new constellations of issues, ideas and actions, gathering under a multitude of banners: energy security, food sovereignty, climate change, genetic modification, environmental justice and sustainability, population growth, water quality and access, air pollution, mal-distribution and over-consumption of scarce resources, the rights of the non-human, the welfare of future citizens-the list goes on. What is much needed in green debates is for theoretical discussions to be rooted in policy outcomes and service delivery. So, while still engaging in the theoretical realm, this series also seeks to provide a 'real world' policy-making dimension. Politics and policy making is interpreted widely here to include the territories, discourses, instruments and domains of political parties, non-governmental organizations, protest movements, corporations, international regimes, and transnational networks. From the local to the global-and back again-this series explores environmental politics and policy within countries and cultures, researching the ways in which green issues cross North-South and East-West divides. The 'Transforming Environmental Politics and Policy' series exposes the exciting ways in which environmental politics and policy can transform political relationships, in all their forms.

11 Series Titles

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Environmental Citizenship in the Indian Ocean Region

Environmental Citizenship in the Indian Ocean Region

1st Edition


Edited By Benito Cao
June 15, 2021

The scale and severity of our environmental challenges are quickly becoming apparent. The Indian Ocean region features many places particularly vulnerable to the effects of environmental degradation and climate change, which will have profound social, economic, and cultural impacts. The increasing ...

Environmental Blockades Obstructive Direct Action and the History of the Environmental Movement

Environmental Blockades: Obstructive Direct Action and the History of the Environmental Movement

1st Edition


By Iain McIntyre
June 11, 2021

Since the 1970s, environmental blockades disrupting the exploitation and destruction of forests, rivers, and other biodiverse places have been one of the most attention-grabbing and contentious forms of political action. This book explores when, where, and why environmental blockading and its ...

Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) A Critical Approach to Environmental Politics in the South

Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma): A Critical Approach to Environmental Politics in the South

1st Edition

By Adam Simpson
June 30, 2020

Across the world states are seeking out new and secure supplies of energy but this search is manifesting itself most visibly in Asia where rapid industrialisation in states such as China and India is fomenting a frantic scramble for energy resources. Due to entrenched societal inequities and ...

Global Environmental Governance, Civil Society and Wildlife Birdsong After the Storm

Global Environmental Governance, Civil Society and Wildlife: Birdsong After the Storm

1st Edition

By Margi Prideaux
July 29, 2019

The world is entering a period of unprecedented environmental and political change. By mid-century, climate change will cause dramatic ecosystem shifts. Hundreds, if not thousands, of species will disappear from the earth including icons like polar bears, gorillas, Asiatic lions and bluefin tuna. ...

The Politics of Arctic Resources Change and Continuity in the

The Politics of Arctic Resources: Change and Continuity in the "Old North" of Northern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By E. C. H. Keskitalo
April 17, 2019

The Arctic has often been seen as a natural area, or even a “wilderness”, where mainly indigenous and subsistence activities have been prominent. Contrary to this, the present volume highlights the very long historical development of resource use systems in northern Europe, across multiple actors ...

Contesting Global Environmental Knowledge, Norms and Governance

Contesting Global Environmental Knowledge, Norms and Governance

1st Edition

Edited By M. J. Peterson
January 23, 2019

Through theoretical discussions and case studies, this volume explores how processes of contestation about knowledge, norms, and governance processes shape efforts to promote sustainability through international environmental governance. The epistemic communities literature of the 1990s highlighted...

Environment and Conflict The Place and Logic of Collective Action in the Niger Delta

Environment and Conflict: The Place and Logic of Collective Action in the Niger Delta

1st Edition

By John Agbonifo
July 26, 2018

Environmental degradation is a fast-growing problem that not only threatens to erode future development and undermine economic prosperity, but also victimizes and displaces ordinary peoples and communities in some of the most fragile areas of the world. Often grassroots opposition and mobilization ...

The Evolution of Carbon Markets Design and Diffusion

The Evolution of Carbon Markets: Design and Diffusion

1st Edition

Edited By Jørgen Wettestad, Lars H Gulbrandsen
December 18, 2017

Carbon markets are developing and expanding around the world, but how and to what extent is their design shaped by learning and interaction between them? How do these markets function and what is the role of design? Carrying out a ground-breaking analysis of their design and diffusion, this book ...

Energy Security in Japan Challenges After Fukushima

Energy Security in Japan: Challenges After Fukushima

1st Edition

By Vlado Vivoda
September 09, 2016

For a country already uneasy about energy security, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which caused a nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, turned pre-existing Japanese concern about the availability of energy into outright anxiety. The subsequent closure of many nuclear reactors ...

Community Gardening as Social Action

Community Gardening as Social Action

1st Edition

By Claire Nettle
February 12, 2014

There has been a resurgence of community gardening over the past decade with a wide range of actors seeking to get involved, from health agencies aiming to increase fruit and vegetable consumption to radical social movements searching for symbols of non-capitalist ways of relating and occupying ...

US Climate Change Policy

US Climate Change Policy

1st Edition

By Christopher J. Bailey
November 28, 2015

The United States is often perceived as sceptical, if not hostile, to the need to address man-made climate change. US government policy has undoubtedly disappointed environmentalists and scientists who believe more concerted action is needed, but a careful examination of the evidence reveals a ...

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