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Green Politics
An A-to-Z Guide

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© 2010 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A hallmark of the past 100 years has been the greening of political thought and practice. Today, there are green political parties, green organizations, and green consumer goods, all of which show how our decisions to organize, donate, and consume have been infused with green politics, which in many ways is all about values. Green politics has grown in the popular imagination as well. Every day there are headlines about climate change, impacts of resource extraction, or chemical pollution in poor neighborhoods. Underlying all of these stories are classic political questions about power, representation, and ultimate values.

Green Politics: An A-to-Z Guide covers the availability and distribution of such resources as energy and how they impact economic development, domestic politics, and international cooperation and conflict. Other issues of equal importance to be covered include watershed resources (what happens when countries share a river and one country siphons off or pollutes waters before they reach other countries), other natural resources (for instance, industrialized countries attempting to dictate to developing countries about rainforest resources, whaling countries versus those seeking total bans on whaling as an industry), air pollution, global health and epidemiology (e.g., constraining the spread of potential pandemics, radioactive fall-out across countries from nuclear accidents like Chernobyl). From A-to-Z, the politics of these and similar "green" issues are thoroughly explored via 150 signed entries. Vivid photographs, searchable hyperlinks, numerous cross references, an extensive resource guide, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use as well as for research.

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Key features
  • A volume in the SAGE Series on Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future, this work may be purchased in either print or electronc formats, on its own or with other volumes at a series discount.  (The print version is scheduled for publication in June 2011.)
  • Along with the signed articles, pedagogical elements include a Chronology, a Resource Guide to further information, a Glossary, and an Appendix on White House policy on energy and the environment.
  • A Reader's Guide and a thorough Index are tied to the flexible search and browse features of the SAGE e-Reference platform.
  • Signed entries conclude with Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Reading.
  • A well-known Series Editor, Paul Robbins (University of Arizona; editor of the 5-volume Encyclopedia of Environment & Society) teams with Volume Editor Dustin Mulvaney (University of California, Santa Cruz) and a team of Contributing Authors from universities and institutions worldwide to provide authoritative content your readers can trust.

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