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The Environment Between Theory and Practice

Avner de-Shalit

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240388
eISBN:
9780191599033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240388.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

When constructing environmental policies in democratic regimes, there is a need for a theory that can be used not only by academics but also by politicians and activists. So why has the major part of ... More


Greece

Maria Kousis

in Environmental Protest in Western Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199252060
eISBN:
9780191601064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252068.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Analysis of 579 environmental protest events in Greece, reported in Eleftherotypia during 1988–97, showed an uneven decline of protest during the decade, an overrepresentation of urban environmental ... More


Going with the Wind: The Environmentalist Transformation of the Electricity Sector

Ion Bogdan Vasi

in Winds of Change: The Environmental Movement and the Global Development of the Wind Energy Industry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746927
eISBN:
9780199827169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746927.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter shows that the electricity sector has undergone two transformations since the 1990s. First, small, traditional wind turbine manufacturers have become industrial heavyweights, and ... More


Environmental Protection: Positive Constitutional Rights in the Late Twentieth Century

Emily Zackin

in Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places: Why State Constitutions Contain America's Positive Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155777
eISBN:
9781400846276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155777.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the campaigns for constitutional rights to environmental protection. In the 1960s and 1970s, when Congress was passing landmark environmental regulations and an entire executive ... More


Democracy and the Environment: A Radical Theory of Participation

Avner de‐Shalit

in The Environment Between Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240388
eISBN:
9780191599033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240388.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

What sort of democracy is more likely to sustain environment‐friendly policies? Unlike a number of recent works that have praised representative democracy as the optimal form of democracy for the ... More


Images of Place in Green Politics: The Cultural Mirror of Indigenous Traditions

Douglas Torgerson

in Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295099
eISBN:
9780191599262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829509X.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Green movements on the Western European model need to be more aware that their predilection for open public debate and transparency of government decision‐making can be insensitive to the interests ... More


Science For Advocacy

Alissa Cordner

in Toxic Safety: "Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231171465
eISBN:
9780231541381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171465.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 6 describes how controversies over flame retardants have played out for the public and through the media, examining the actions of a broad coalition of environmental, public interest, and ... More


Conclusion

Anna Lora-Wainwright

in Resigned Activism: Living with Pollution in Rural China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036320
eISBN:
9780262341097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036320.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The conclusion draws comparisons across the three sites and it highlights common dynamics and processes, such as the normalisation of pollution, moulding of new parameters of health and new ... More


Environmental Arts

Hilary Inwood, Joe E. Heimlich, Kumara S. Ward, and Jennifer D. Adams

Alex Russ and Marianne E. Krasny (eds)

in Urban Environmental Education Review

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705823
eISBN:
9781501712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.003.0024
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the ways that the arts are transforming environmental education in urban centers and helping bring about cultural shifts toward sustainability. Around the world, cities are ... More


Necessary but Not Sufficient: Storms, Environmentalism, and New Visions for Flood Control, 1969–2001

Jared Orsi

in Hazardous Metropolis: Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238503
eISBN:
9780520930087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238503.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Los Angeles County Drainage Area (LACDA) lived up to its promise in 1969, preventing damages estimated at more than a billion dollars. As they had done with previous storms, flood controllers ... More


Collective Action toward a Sustainable City: Citizens’ Movements and Environmental Politics in Taipei

Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao and Liu Hwa-Jen

in Livable Cities?: Urban Struggles for Livelihood and Sustainability

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230248
eISBN:
9780520935976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230248.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter presents two stories of community mobilization in Taipei: defending living space and birth of a five-hectare city park, Nos. 14–15 Park. These two vignettes show both the successes and ... More


Japanese Environmental Policy: Lessons from Experience and Remaining Problems

Ken’ichi Miyamoto

in Japan at Nature's Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836924
eISBN:
9780824871109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836924.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the historical lessons that can be drawn from Japan's environmental policy making to date as well as the key environmental policy challenges that confront Japan today. It begins ... More


Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union

Julian Agyeman and Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012669
eISBN:
9780262255493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012669.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The legacy of environmental catastrophe in the states of the former Soviet Union includes desertification, pollution, and the toxic aftermath of industrial accidents, the most notorious of which was ... More


The Making of a Dominant Global Discourse

Charlotte Epstein

in The Power of Words in International Relations: Birth of an Anti-Whaling Discourse

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050920
eISBN:
9780262272384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050920.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the development of a new, dominant global discourse about whales that featured them as endangered, intelligent, and extraordinary mammals which needed to be saved from the ... More


Not In My Backyard Activism and Information

Dominic Hauck

in Political Economy and Instruments of Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029247
eISBN:
9780262329736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029247.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The paper develops a theory that shows how informed Not In My Backyard activism can benefit investors, who want to invest in risky projects. The argument is based on the idea that evaluation of the ... More


“You Are Not Somebody Pretending to be a Man”: Success, Politics, and Gender

Peggy Frankland

in Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037726
eISBN:
9781621039402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037726.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents the stories of seven women—Mildred Fossier, Mary McCastle, Florence Gossen, Clara Baudoin, Liz Avants, Les Ann Kirkland, and Mary Tutwiler—demonstrating how their work as women ... More


“When Something is Not Right, You Have to Do Something About It”: Career Activists Build Bridges

Peggy Frankland

in Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037726
eISBN:
9781621039402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037726.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents the stories of five women—Sister Helen Vinton, Lorna Bourg, Marylee Orr, Linda King, and Wilma Subra—who established careers in environmental activism, and who made unique ... More


“I Know That It was a Revelation from God”: Religion and Environmental Action

Peggy Frankland

in Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037726
eISBN:
9781621039402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037726.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents the stories of five women—Lorena Pospisil, Shirley Goldsmith, Gerry Ardoin, Janice Crador, and Debra Ramirez—whose religious beliefs shaped their environmental actions. Two ... More


“What a Few People Can Do”: Learning to Advocate for Others

Peggy Frankland

in Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037726
eISBN:
9781621039402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037726.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents the stories of six women—Jessie Price, Gay Hanks, Mary Brasseaux, Florence Robinson, Mary Ellender, and Carol Savoy—whose environmental activism became especially difficult in ... More


“We as a People Are Better Than Our Politics”: Allies, Experts, and Adversaries

Peggy Frankland

in Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037726
eISBN:
9781621039402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037726.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents interviews with Charles Elson “Buddy” Roemer, Carroll Wascom, Maureen O’Neill, Kai David Midboe, Dan Borne, Robert Kuehn, Audrey Evans, Paul Templet, Will Collette, and William ... More


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