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Environmental Politics : A Very Short Introduction - Andrew Dobson

Environmental Politics

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 28th January 2016
ISBN: 9780199665570
Number Of Pages: 144

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Environmental politics has many faces and operates at multiple scales: it preoccupies individuals as well as governments, drives local agreements as well as international treaties, results in minor business changes as well as wholesale business decisions, and fluctuates between a politics of protest and one of accommodation.

In this Very Short Introduction Andrew Dobson offers a lively and comprehensive commentary on the many facets of environmental politics today. Looking towards the future, he asks whether environmental politics will be comfortably accommodated by mainstream politics, or whether the advent of the Anthropocene - a whole new geological epoch driven by human impact on the environment - will herald a break with the politics of growth that has dominated social life since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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..".packs a punch and fulfils its purpose by providing a very firm grounding in the area of environmental politics."
-- Environmental Values


Introduction: What is environmental politics? 1: Origins 2: Ideas 3: Movements, parties, policies 4: Local and global, North and South 5: Environmental futures Further reading Index

ISBN: 9780199665570
ISBN-10: 0199665575
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 28th January 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 11.4  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.12

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