Green Planet Blues: Four Decades of Global Environmental Politics
Revised and updated throughout, this unique anthology examines global environmental politics from a range of perspectives: contemporary and classic, activist and scholarly, and reflecting voices of the powerless and powerful. Paradigms of sustainability, environmental security, and ecological justice illustrate the many ways environmental problems and their solutions are framed in contemporary international debates about climate, water, forests, toxics, energy, food, biodiversity, and other environmental challenges of the twenty-first century. Organized thematically, the selections offer a truly global scope. Fourteen new readings discuss globalization and environmental change; transnational activist networks; the UN Environment Programme; environment-conflict linkages, including the case of Darfur; environmental peacebuilding; the debate on greening foreign aid; and the linkages between climate change and human rights. This book stresses the underlying questions of power, interests, authority, and legitimacy that shape environmental debates, and it provides readers with a global range of perspectives on the critical challenges facing the planet and its people.
Examines global environmental politics from different perspectives, from classic to activist terms
By Midwest Book Review - May 13, 2010
Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko's GREEN PLANET BLUES, 4TH EDITION has been revised and updated throughout and examines global environmental politics from different perspectives, from classic to activist terms. Examples of sustainability and ecological justice are presented in a survey which has been updated to include fourteen new readings discussing globalization and environmental change, transnational activist networks, and more. College-level libraries strong in global environmental issues must have this reader.
Great Envrionmental Reference Book
By Samantha Hulkower - February 9, 2008
I had to get this book for one of my classes. We only read several passages, but the book has proved invaluable for other classes, not to mention general knowledge. It has excerpts of books by Garret Harding, Thomas Homer-Dixon, Alan Durning, The Brudtland Commission, just to name a few. An indispensable reference book for any student of environmental and sustainable development issues!
Wonderful Guide to Navigate the Issues
By consumernation - August 5, 2010
As the title states, this is a great book if you seek to understand the internal elements of our international environmental issues. Detailed and accurate accounts of the conflicts that arise within policy debates, including the view from each interested party.
Describes environmental events that have impacted the political arena, with special interest in environmental justice.
Great read if you prefer an in-depth approach to politics. You will be surprised at what is really happening if you can rid your mind of previous assumptions.
Presenting case studies involving Rwanda, Nepal, Australia, Japan, and Mexico, including "real-time" policy and administrative questions, this versatile reference/text provides a wide perspective on ...