Environmentalism since 1945

By Gary Haq, Alistair Paul

© 2012 – Routledge

126 pages

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About the Book

Today environmental issues are part of daily life, a feature of the modern world almost everyone now recognises. Contemporary environmentalism has promoted a way of speaking and thinking about the environment that was not possible or imaginable decades ago.

Environmentalism Since 1945 provides a concise introduction to the greening of politics, science, economics and culture in the post-war period. It covers key issues such as the:

  • birth of the environmental movement
  • development of global environmental governance
  • climate science and the rise of climate scepticism
  • Green New Deal and the call for prosperity without growth
  • greening of mainstream culture and efforts to change attitudes and behaviour
  • challenges the environmental movement will have to address to continue to be a force change.

Each chapter provides a historical perspective, anchoring topics to real events, influential ideas, and prominent figures. An essential introduction for all those interested in the history of environmentalism.

Table of Contents

Acronyms and Abbreviations. Historical Timeline of Environmentalism. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction 2. The Environmental Movement 3. Global Environmental Governance 4. Science and the Environment 5. Economics and the Environment 6. Popular Culture and the Environment 7. The Future of Environmentalism Notes. Further Reading.

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The Making of the Contemporary World

The Making of the Contemporary World series provides accessible interpretations of contemporary issues and debates within strongly defined historical frameworks. The range of the series is global, with each volume drawing together material from a range of disciplines - including economics, politics and sociology. The books in this series present compact, indispensable introductions for students studying the modern world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century