Environmentalism in the United States: Changing Patterns of Activism and Advocacy

1st Edition

Elizabeth Bomberg, David Schlosberg

Routledge
Published September 5, 2008
Reference - 170 Pages
ISBN 9780415483940 - CAT# Y006450

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Summary

Environmentalism – defined here as activism aimed at protecting the environment or improving its condition – is undergoing significant change in the United States. Under attack from the current administration and direct questioning from its own ranks, environmentalism in the US is at a crossroads. This special issue will explore the changing patterns of and challenges to environmentalism in the contemporary US. More specifically, it will examine the following dynamics:

· the re-conceptualisation of core ideas and strategies defining US environmentalism;

· questions of identity and relations with other advocacy groups (including labour, global justice and women’s groups);

· institutional change (especially the shift away from regulatory policies and approaches);

· the expanding arenas of activism, to both above and below the state;

· environmentalists’ response to Bush administration policies and priorities.

This book was previously published as a special issue of Environmental Politics.

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