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Environmental Politics


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Over recent years environmental politics has moved from a peripheral interest to a central concern within the discipline of politics. This series aims to reinforce this trend through the publication of books that investigate the nature of contemporary environmental politics and show the centrality of environmental politics to the study of politics per se. The series understands politics in a broad sense and books will focus on mainstream issues such as the policy process and new social movements as well as emerging areas such as cultural politics and political economy. Books in the series will analyse contemporary political practices with regards to the environment and/or explore possible future directions for the ‘greening’ of contemporary politics. The series will be of interest not only to academics and students working in the environmental field, but will also demand to be read within the broader discipline.

The series consists of two strands:

Environmental Politics addresses the needs of students and teachers, and the titles are published in paperback and hardback.

Routledge Research in Environmental Politics presents innovative new research intended for high-level specialist readership. These titles are published in hardback only.

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Organizing for Policy Influence: Comparing Parties, Interest Groups, and Direct Action

Organizing for Policy Influence: Comparing Parties, Interest Groups, and Direct Action

1st Edition

Benjamin Farrer
August 15, 2017

In this book, Benjamin Farrer explains how activists can influence the policies they care about, even when they are outnumbered and their issues are ignored. The solution lies in a surprising place: organizational choice. Different types of organizations will be more influential under particular...

A Climate of Risk: Precautionary Principles, Catastrophes, and Climate Change

A Climate of Risk: Precautionary Principles, Catastrophes, and Climate Change

1st Edition

Lauren Hartzell-Nichols
May 05, 2017

We are living in a climate of risk. Our way of life imposes risks on ourselves and others. We are causing climatic changes that have the potential to change radically the conditions under which both we – the present generation – and future generations will live. While we are now quite certain that...

Freedom and Environment: Autonomy, Human Flourishing and the Political Philosophy of Sustainability

Freedom and Environment: Autonomy, Human Flourishing and the Political Philosophy of Sustainability

1st Edition

Michael Hannis
April 13, 2017

Must freedom be sacrificed to achieve ecological sustainability - or vice versa? Can we be genuinely free and live in sustainable societies? This book argues that we can, if we recognise and celebrate our ecological embeddedness, rather than seeking to transcend it. But this does not mean freedom...

Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth: Critical Thought for Turbulent Times

Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth: Critical Thought for Turbulent Times

1st Edition

Paul Anderson
April 13, 2017

Few concerns preoccupy contemporary progressive thought as much as the issue of how to achieve a sustainable human society. The problems impeding this goal include those of how to arrest induced global environmental change (GEC), persistent disagreements about the contribution of economic...

Climate Migration and Security: Securitisation as a Strategy in Climate Change Politics

Climate Migration and Security: Securitisation as a Strategy in Climate Change Politics

1st Edition

Ingrid Boas
March 14, 2017

Climate migration, as an image of people moving due to sea-level rise and increased drought, has been presented as one of the main security risks of global warming. The rationale is that climate change will cause mass movements of climate refugees, causing tensions and even violent conflict....

Making Environmental Markets Work: The Varieties of Capitalism in Emerging Economies

Making Environmental Markets Work: The Varieties of Capitalism in Emerging Economies

1st Edition

Tabitha M. Benney
November 18, 2016

Perhaps the most defining characteristic of the global economy today is the rise of emerging market economies (EMEs). Many states have experienced rapid economic growth over the past two decades that has led to an increasing share of global wealth. Such dramatic changes are highly relevant because...

Ideas and Actions in the Green Movement

Ideas and Actions in the Green Movement

1st Edition

Brian Doherty
July 13, 2016

The 'Western' green movement has grown rapidly in the last three decades: green ministers are in government in several European countries, Greenpeace has millions of paying supporters, and green direct action against roads, GM crops, the WTO and neo-liberalism, have become ubiquitous.The author...

Beyond Borders: Environmental Movements and Transnational Politics

Beyond Borders: Environmental Movements and Transnational Politics

1st Edition

Brian Doherty, Timothy Doyle
April 24, 2016

Globalisation is about transnational politics. While nation-state governments increasingly struggle with this new politics, which moves beneath, between and beyond national borders, others entities like transnational corporations have flourished. But it is not just business which increasingly...

The Origins of Energy and Environmental Policy in Europe: The Beginnings of a European Environmental Conscience

The Origins of Energy and Environmental Policy in Europe: The Beginnings of a European Environmental Conscience

1st Edition

Thomas C. Hoerber
September 12, 2014

This book examines the development of a European environmental conscience through successive steps of European integration in energy policy. In the 1960s-70s, the world was slowly beginning to realise that environment degradation was not sustainable. With phenomena such as acid rain, it became...

Acting Locally: Local Environmental Mobilizations and Campaigns

Acting Locally: Local Environmental Mobilizations and Campaigns

1st Edition

Christopher Rootes
August 15, 2014

Local campaigns are the most persistent and ubiquitous forms of environmental contention. National and transnational mobilisations come and go and the attention they receive from mass media ebbs and flows, but local campaigns persist. The persistence or re-emergence of local campaigns is also a...

A Theory of Ecological Justice

A Theory of Ecological Justice

1st Edition

Brian Baxter
April 28, 2014

In A Theory of Ecological Justice, Baxter argues for ecological justice - that is, for treating species besides homo sapiens as having a claim in justice to a share of the Earth's resources. It explores the nature of justice claims as applied to organisms of various degrees of complexity and...

International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance

International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance

1st Edition

Frank Biermann, Bernd Siebenhüner, Anna Schreyögg
January 17, 2014

This book provides a comparative study of the role of international organizations in environmental governance. Whilst a growing body of literature considers global governance in a number of policy areas, this volume delivers one of the first comprehensive accounts of international organizations in...

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