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The Politics of the Environment


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List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; Preface to third edition; Glossary; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; Part I. Theory: Thinking About the Environment: 2. Environmental philosophy; 3. Green political thought; Part II. Parties and Movements: Getting From Here to There: 4. Green parties; 5. Party politics and the environment; 6. Environmental groups; Part III. Environmental Policy: Achieving a Sustainable Society: 7. The environment as a policy problem; 8. Sustainable development, ecological modernisation and green growth; 9. Global environmental politics; 10. Globalisation, trade and the environment; 11. Greening government; 12. Policy instruments and implementation; Conclusion; References; Index.

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Revised to include new discussions on climate justice, green political parties, climate legislation and recent environmental struggles.

About the Author

Neil Carter teaches on environmental policy and green politics at the University of York, and has published widely on such areas as the environmental record of the European Parliament, how mainstream parties respond to environmental issues, UK climate policy and the implications of Brexit for the environment. He was a founding member of Environmental Politics, and was joint editor of the journal for fourteen years. His article 'Greening the Mainstream: Party Politics and the Environment' won the 2015 American Political Science Association prize for the best paper in science, technology or environmental policy.


'This update of Carter's excellent text is very welcome, as it provides a superb overview of environmental ideologies, parties and movements, and policy issues. Ideal for courses in environmental politics and policy.' Riley E. Dunlap, Regents Professor and Dresser Professor Emeritus, Oklahoma State University
'The Politics of the Environment remains the authoritative textbook on environmental politics. This fully updated third edition includes the latest developments in theory and practice and provides students and scholars a comprehensive comparative introduction to environmental ideas, activism, politics and policy.' Arthur P. J. Mol, Rector Magnificus, Wageningen University and Research
'I have used earlier editions of Carter's The Politics of the Environment to introduce students to environmental politics many times, and they have always appreciated its clarity, breadth and the concise way it helps them understand the often bewildering complexity of the subject. The new edition will serve students and teachers brilliantly with the same qualities, and do so incorporating many of the key dynamics that have occurred since the last edition.' Matthew Paterson, University of Manchester
'Environmentalism in its many manifestations continues to evolve and expand its compass, and so too has this leading textbook. The third edition of The Politics of the Environment remains essential (and highly accessible) reading for anyone who wants to understand the changing ideas, movements, politics and policies associated with the civilizational challenge of our time.' Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne

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