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Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmentalist, conservationist & Green organizations

World Directory of Environmental Organizations (Paperback, 6th New edition): Thaddeus C. Trzyna, Julie Didion World Directory of Environmental Organizations (Paperback, 6th New edition)
Thaddeus C. Trzyna, Julie Didion
R2,123 Discovery Miles 21 230 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A reference and sourcebook to the organizations involved in environmental and resource conservation in all parts of the world and to their activities. It describes over 2000 organizations and programmes in over 200 countries, providing access to sources of information, expertise and action. A user's guide identifies who is doing what in over 50 areas, such as air quality, environmental economics, toxic materials and wildlife. There are also regional overviews, detailed analyses of the UN system, over 250 intergovernmental agencies, over 400 international NGOs, and over 1500 national organizations with full country and area listings, plus indices, a glossary and a list of landmark events.

Dwellers in the Land - The Bioregional Vision (Paperback, New edition): Kirkpatrick Sale Dwellers in the Land - The Bioregional Vision (Paperback, New edition)
Kirkpatrick Sale
R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Imagine a world structured around ecological and cultural diversity, rather than national and political parameters. In response to present and impending ecological and economic crises, Kirkpatrick Sale offers a definitive introduction to the unique concept of bioregionalism, an alternative way of organizing society to create smaller scale, more ecologically sound, individually responsive communities with renewable economies and cultures. He emphasizes, among many other factors, the concept of regionalism through natural population division, settlement near and stewardship of watershed areas, and the importance of communal ownership of and responsibility for the land. "Dwellers in the Land" focuses on the realistic development of these bioregionally focused communities and the places where they are established to create a society that is both ecologically sustainable and satisfying to its inhabitants.

Green Politics - Dictatorship or Democracy? (Paperback, New Ed): J. Radcliffe Green Politics - Dictatorship or Democracy? (Paperback, New Ed)
J. Radcliffe; Edited by Jo Campling
R1,368 Discovery Miles 13 680 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

At the heart of the green debate are a set of basic contradictions concerning beliefs and actions. This book reveals the problems associated with these contradictions, including adherence to decentralized political forms while accepting authoritarian intervention on behalf of the environment; a belief that this is the politics of the new age but in practice split between left and right; a rejection of the rationalist scientific project and a reliance on the lessons of the science of ecology.

Wildlife Sanctuaries and the Audubon Society - Places to Hide and Seek (Paperback, 1st ed): John "Frosty" Anderson Wildlife Sanctuaries and the Audubon Society - Places to Hide and Seek (Paperback, 1st ed)
John "Frosty" Anderson; Foreword by Donal O'Brien
R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"John M. 'Frosty' Anderson was one of the National Audubon Society's great 'living legends.' . . . No one has done more for wildlife than this modest man with the best sense of humor ever to come down the pike." --from the Foreword National Audubon Society sanctuaries across the United States preserve the unique combinations of plants, climates, soils, and water that endangered birds and other animals require to survive. Their success stories include the recovery of the common and snowy egrets, wood storks, Everglade kites, puffins, and sandhill cranes, to name only a few. In this book, Frosty Anderson describes the development of fifteen NAS sanctuaries from Maine to California and from the Texas coast to North Dakota. Drawn from the newsletter Places to Hide and Seek, which he edited during his tenure as Director/Vice President of the Wildlife Sanctuary Department of the NAS, these profiles offer a personal, often humorous look at the daily and longer-term activities involved in protecting bird habitats. Collectively, they record an era in conservation history in which ordinary people, without benefit of Ph.D.'s, became stewards of the habitats in which they had lived all their lives. It's a story worth preserving, and it's entertainingly told here by the man who knows it best.

Ethics Into Action - Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement (Paperback, Revised): Peter Singer Ethics Into Action - Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement (Paperback, Revised)
Peter Singer
R445 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R73 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Henry Spira is a lifelong activist and founder of the modern animal rights movement. Inspired by the thinking of Peter Singer in the early 1970's, Henry turned Singer's ethical lessons into action, launching campaigns against organizations whose practices caused unnecessary suffering to animals. He has taken on some of the most powerful companies in America, including Revlon, Avon, Perdue, and McDonald's with extraordinary success. His respectful, though forceful, dialogue with these opponents convinces them that they can change their procedures without losing face or profit. This inspiring story of Henry's life and his campaigns proposes that his remarkable successful method of action can be adopted by activists of all kinds.

History of the Australian Environment Movement (Hardcover): Drew Hutton, Libby Connors History of the Australian Environment Movement (Hardcover)
Drew Hutton, Libby Connors
R2,039 Discovery Miles 20 390 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book traces the development of the environment movement in Australia from the first visionaries who pressed for preservation of native fauna and for sanitation in cities to a mass social movement that challenges the most powerful interests in society. European settlers responded strongly, and often unwisely, to the unique flora, fauna and landscapes of Australia. The authors examine the social biases and traditions which contributed to the rise of an environmental ethic in the late nineteenth century. They then analyse the campaigns of the second wave, showing how the environment movement evolved as a social movement and became a sophisticated factor in the political process. The authors, professional historians and environmental activists, have written an original and highly readable book for social scientists and historians, as well as activists and general readers.

History of the Australian Environment Movement (Paperback): Drew Hutton, Libby Connors History of the Australian Environment Movement (Paperback)
Drew Hutton, Libby Connors
R889 Discovery Miles 8 890 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book traces the development of the environment movement in Australia from the first visionaries who pressed for preservation of native fauna and for sanitation in cities to a mass social movement that challenges the most powerful interests in society. European settlers responded strongly, and often unwisely, to the unique flora, fauna and landscapes of Australia. The authors examine the social biases and traditions which contributed to the rise of an environmental ethic in the late nineteenth century. They then analyse the campaigns of the second wave, showing how the environment movement evolved as a social movement and became a sophisticated factor in the political process. The authors, professional historians and environmental activists, have written an original and highly readable book for social scientists and historians, as well as activists and general readers.

Environmental Cancer-A Political Disease? (Paperback, New): S. Robert Lichter, Stanley Rothman Environmental Cancer-A Political Disease? (Paperback, New)
S. Robert Lichter, Stanley Rothman
R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this provocative book, S. Robert Lichter and Stanley Rothman examine the controversies surrounding environmental cancer and place them in historical perspective. Then, drawing on surveys of cancer researchers and environmental activists, they reveal that there are sharp differences between the two groups' viewpoints on environmental cancer. Despite these differences, a further comparison - between the views of the two groups and the content of television and newspaper accounts over a two-decade period - shows that press reports most frequently cite the views of environmental activists as if they were the views of the scientific community. These findings cast doubt on the objectivity of the news media and environmental activists. And, the authors conclude, misplaced fears about the risks of environmental cancer have seriously distorted public policy and priorities.

Justice and the Environment - Conceptions of Environmental Sustainability and Theories of Distributive Justice (Paperback,... Justice and the Environment - Conceptions of Environmental Sustainability and Theories of Distributive Justice (Paperback, New)
Andrew Dobson
R1,677 Discovery Miles 16 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Environmental sustainability and social justice are both widely regarded as desirable social objectives. But can we assume that they are compatible with each other? Professor Dobson's powerful new study explores the relationship between these two objectives and concludes that radical environmental demands are only incompletely served by couching them in terms of justice.

Deep Environmental Politics - The Role of Radical Environmentalism in Crafting American Environmental Policy (Hardcover, New):... Deep Environmental Politics - The Role of Radical Environmentalism in Crafting American Environmental Policy (Hardcover, New)
Phillip F. Cramer
R1,768 Discovery Miles 17 680 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Cramer provides a window into the world of radical environmentalism and the political process. He examines how deep ecology evolved, how its ideas influence our lives, and how it impacts our laws.

The book begins with an overview of deep ecology and traces its history in American political thought. Cramer then looks at the tactics employed by radical environmentalists and the relationship formed between activists and their political counterparts. He explains the difference between what deep ecology ultimately wants and what it strives for on a daily basis. Federal environmental legislation and congressional testimony are analyzed for trends, and media coverage of radical environmentalism is also examined. Cramer provides the first comprehensive look at the impact of deep ecology and radical environmentalism on American environmental politics and law. This book will be invaluable to scholars and researchers of contemporary American politics and law, environmental studies, and the media.

Against the Grain - Agri-Environmental Reform In the United States and European Union (Hardcover): Clive Potter Against the Grain - Agri-Environmental Reform In the United States and European Union (Hardcover)
Clive Potter
R1,994 R1,823 Discovery Miles 18 230 Save R171 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Agricultural policy has long been regarded as a driving force for rural environmental change in industrial countries. While the causes of recent habitat loss, landscape degradation, soil erosion and water pollution in the EU and US are undoubtedly complex, the most convincing explanations are still ones that are strongly policy driven. By the mid-1980s, environmentalists had come to the conclusion that a major change to farm support in favour of the environment was required if the environmental problems of modern agriculture were to be tackled at source. Against the Grain tells the story of the long campaign for agri-environmental reform which followed. The central argument of this timely book is that in order to appreciate the significance of the reforms themselves, and to predict where they are going, it is necessary to understand why they occurred and how they were accomplished. The book offers a unique comparative analysis of the greening process in the US and EU, connecting policy outcomes to the political battles which produced them. It reflects on what has been achieved in each case and seeks to identify what countries can learn from each other. With its fresh analysis of what promises to be an increasingly central component of rural policy, this book is essential reading for analysts and policy-makers as well as an important text for senior undergraduates and postgraduates in rural geography, agricultural and environmental economics and environmental studies.

Dealing with Risk - Why the Public and the Experts Disagree on Environmental Issues (Paperback, New edition): Howard Margolis Dealing with Risk - Why the Public and the Experts Disagree on Environmental Issues (Paperback, New edition)
Howard Margolis
R542 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R42 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For decades, policymakers and analysts have been frustrated by the stubborn and often dramatic disagreement between experts and the public on acceptable levels of environmental risk. Most experts, for instance, see no severe problem in dealing with nuclear waste, given the precautions and safety levels now in place. Yet public opinion vehemently rejects this view, repudiating both the experts' analysis and the evidence.
In "Dealing with Risk, " Howard Margolis moves beyond the usual "rival rationalities" explanation proffered by risk analysts for the rift between expert and lay opinion. He reveals the conflicts of intuition that undergird those concerns, and proposes a new approach to the psychology of persuasion and belief. Examining the role of intuition, mental habits, and cognitive frameworks in the construction of public opinion, this compelling account bridges the public policy impasse that has plagued controversial environmental issues.

Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and the Environment - Volume 12 (Paperback): Craig Waddell Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and the Environment - Volume 12 (Paperback)
Craig Waddell
R1,219 Discovery Miles 12 190 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This volume presents some of the best essays yet published on rhetoric and the environment. The collection should appeal to an interdisciplinary audience, including those interested in rhetoric, especially rhetoric of science and/or the environment, environmental studies, and modern American history studies. It should be appropriate for use in graduate or upper-division undergraduate courses in any of these areas as well as by scholars working in these areas.
With the exception of the first and last chapters -- which serve to frame the rest of the collection -- the essays are arranged chronologically by the date of the events, texts, or developments they analyze. In this way, the volume can more easily complement or be complemented by such histories of the American environmental movement as those of Fox, Hays, and Shabecoff. The editor's introduction describes his exhaustive selection procedures, provides a brief summary of each of the 11 essays, and suggests directions for further research.

Biographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists (Hardcover): George A. Cevasco, Kier B.... Biographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists (Hardcover)
George A. Cevasco, Kier B. Sterling, Richard Harmond, Lorne Hammond
R1,658 Discovery Miles 16 580 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Casting a wide net, this volume provides personal and professional information on some 445 American and Canadian naturalists and environmentalists, who lived from the late 15th century to the late 20th century. It includes explorers who published works on the natural history of North America, conservationists, ecologists, environmentalists, wildlife management specialists, park planners, national park administrators, zoologists, botanists, natural historians, geographers, geologists, academics, museum scientists and administrators, military personnel, travellers, government officials, political figures and writers and artists concerned with the environment. Some of the subjects are well known. The accomplishments of others are little known. Each entry contains a succinct but careful evaluation of the subject's career and contributions. Entries also include up-to-date bibliographies and information concerning manuscript sources.

Downstream and Upstream Ecologists - The People, Organizations, and Ideas Behind the Movement (Hardcover, New): Jean Mercier Downstream and Upstream Ecologists - The People, Organizations, and Ideas Behind the Movement (Hardcover, New)
Jean Mercier
R1,766 Discovery Miles 17 660 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Mercier looks at the environmental movement from an in-depth international perspective and seeks to analyze the spectrum of positions taken. He shows how the movement is an enduring one, and he demonstrates how it is intimately related to the development of media and to fundamental social and institutional trends of our time. Although environmentalists and sociologists have an often bewildering variety of positions and theories, some being incompatible with others, they share commom values. Mercier offers the image of the protoplasm, the viscous matter that surrounds the living cell, as a metaphor to explore these values.

Although environmentalists and ecologists all over the globe share certain basic goals-less consumption, less waste, less energy use-there is a bewildering variety of ideas, concepts, and theories, some incompatible with others, that is associated with the movement. Indeed, one might more accurately think of a series of movements rather than one movement.

Mercier divides the movement into downstream ecologists-sometimes called environmentalists-who are essentially concerned about the quality of the air, the water, and the soil, and the upstream ecologists, who essentially believe that the deterioration of the quality of the air, water, and soil is a symptom of some larger (upstream) phenomenon. The upstream ecologists, in turn, are divided into subgroups, among them the Social Ecologists, who are the inheritors of the traditional positions of the left, and the Deep Ecologists, who attribute the state of the environment to a modern, excessively specialized and segmented outlook that eventually leads to a loss of sensitivity and a disregard for nature and our environment. Using the image of the protoplasm, the viscous matter that contains the living cell, Mercier concludes by relating these and other patterns to a postmodern aesthetic which, itself, is strongly influenced by our changing communication environment. A major analysis that will be of importance to policymakers, scholars, and researchers involved with environmental issues and contemporary social patterns that go beyond the environment per se.

Envisioning Ecotopia - The U.S. Green Movement and the Politics of Radical Social Change (Hardcover, New): Kenn Kassman Envisioning Ecotopia - The U.S. Green Movement and the Politics of Radical Social Change (Hardcover, New)
Kenn Kassman
R1,799 Discovery Miles 17 990 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How do various worldviews, praxis orientations, and preferred future visions differ between the three major subcultures within the American Green Movement? Drawing on his experience as an activist, Kenn Kassman explains the distinctions between the three elements, which he terms Neo-Primitivism, Mystical Deep Ecology, and Social Ecology. What emerges is a perceptive analysis of one of the most important of North America's new social movements: the Greens. Kassman examines and contradistinguishes the approach of each element in the movement to the general Green agenda--ecological harmony, social justice, societal participation, and nonviolence--and goes on to explore potential weaknesses in the utopias they seek. The study concludes with the author's considered view of the likely progress and development of the three components in the future. He asks and suggests an answer to the question: what, ultimately, will be regarded as the political and social significance of the Green movement? Kassman's work will be of interest to scholars, students, and activists in politics and environmental studies.

Green Politics and Global Trade - NAFTA and the Future of Environmental Politics (Paperback): John J. Audley Green Politics and Global Trade - NAFTA and the Future of Environmental Politics (Paperback)
John J. Audley
R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Environmental groups for the first time formalized their role in shaping U.S. and international trade policy during their involvement in NAFTA negotiations. John J. Audley identifies the political forces responsible for forging this new intersection of trade and environment policy during NAFTA negotiations, analyzes the achievements of the environmentalists, and explores their prospects for influencing future trade policy.

The need to reconcile the conflicting paradigms of economic expansion through free trade and that of limited sustainable development played a significant part in the political debate. Reluctant to acknowledge any relationship between these two principles, traditional trade policy actors were forced to include environmental interest groups in negotiations when the latter seriously threatened the treaty by aligning themselves with other anti-NAFTA interest groups, particularly labor. Other environmental groups worked with trade advocates to secure compromises in the agreement. The final bill included unprecedented environmental provisions, but not without serious infighting within the environmentalist community.

Drawing on his access to private as well as public documents exchanged among participants, Audley explores the interactions among the political actors. He explains how political compromises between environmental groups and trade policy elites came about, focusing in particular on the roles played by eleven national environmental organizations. In identifying their accomplishments, he concludes that although the environmentalists won some procedural changes, they failed to modify the norm of unfettered growth as the guiding principle of U.S. trade policy.

The first book to probe the role that environmental politics play in trade policy, this volume offers new insights into the political effectiveness of environmental organizations.

Don't Burn it Here - Grassroots Challenges to Trash Incinerators (Paperback, New): Ed Walsh, Rex Warland, Douglas Clayton... Don't Burn it Here - Grassroots Challenges to Trash Incinerators (Paperback, New)
Ed Walsh, Rex Warland, Douglas Clayton Smith
R787 Discovery Miles 7 870 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

When first proposed in this country during the 1970s, waste-to-energy (WTE) incinerators appeared to be ideal solutions to the growing mounds of trash in our "throw-away" society. Promising to convert useless garbage into electricity while saving precious landfill space, trash incinerators seemed perfectly timed to respond to a national need. Within a decade, however, a grassroots anti-incineration movement emerged as a vibrant offshoot of the environmental movement. In Don't Burn It Here, sociologists Edward Walsh, Rex Warland, and D. Clayton Smith examine this grassroots movement through detailed analyses of the struggles surrounding proposals to build eight municipal incinerators in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.

The eight case histories that form the heart of the book are comparable to hundreds of others across the U.S. The authors' research is based on interviews, focus group discussions, extensive newspaper files, and questionnaire responses from participants on both sides of the conflicts. A final chapter examines the similarities and differences between the three successful projects and the five defeated ones. An overview of the history of the modern incinerator in the U.S. and the emergence of a major national opposition movement provides the necessary context, and throughout the book, the authors make useful comparisons to other national movements seeking legal justice for deprived collectivities such as women and ethnic groups.

This project was supported by a grant from the Ford Foundation's Fund for Research in Dispute Resolution. Striving to maintain a balanced treatment of both sides of the incinerator battles, the authors provide fresh theoretical and methodological perspectives on a new type of collective action. They also help to close the gap between theory and empirical data in the social sciences.

Conservative Environmentalism - Reassessing the Means, Redefining the Ends (Hardcover): James R. Dunn, John Kinney Conservative Environmentalism - Reassessing the Means, Redefining the Ends (Hardcover)
James R. Dunn, John Kinney
R1,772 Discovery Miles 17 720 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

If America's environmental laws and regulations are left unchanged, they will ultimately contribute to the destruction of the human and natural environments. Dunn and Kinney argue that the environmental movement as it now operates is counterproductive; solutions can be found only through rational, non-political efforts based on reality, not ideological propaganda. The authors show what the facts are and how they have been distorted to benefit what are often misguided, self-serving political agendas. For anyone uncertain of the facts and baffled by conflicting viewpoints, "Conservative Environmentalism" will come as fresh air, bringing hope and encouragement that solutions are possible.

The greatest environmental gains in human history have occurred in democratic First World nations over the past century--nations that have not only expanded their natural resources but also improved the human condition. The environmental Left has largely ignored these gains, stressing imperfections and promoting fear through unfounded, unproven theories or deceptions. specious evidence. To solve the problems they see, the Left uses regulations that severely impede technology and efficient productivity--the very things that improve environmental conditions. Rather than supporting the regulation of industrial productivity, Dunn and Kinney argue for its expansion. The authors compare downside and upside effects of environmental actions in both First World and Third World countries and examine the negative effects that U.S. EPA and U.S. AID edits and proscriptions have on development and the environment.

Green Backlash - History and Politics of the Environmental Opposition in the U.S. (Paperback): Jacqueline Vaughn Green Backlash - History and Politics of the Environmental Opposition in the U.S. (Paperback)
Jacqueline Vaughn
R616 R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Save R50 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This work explores the historical, ideological, and social foundations of environmental opposition movements in the USA. Employing a theoretical framework, the book provides an investigation of the connections between corporate interests, private individuals and advocacy groups.

Losing Ground - American Environmentalism at the Close of the Twentieth Century (Paperback, New Ed): Mark Dowie Losing Ground - American Environmentalism at the Close of the Twentieth Century (Paperback, New Ed)
Mark Dowie
R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A recent history replete with compromise and capitulation has pushed a once promising and effective political movement to the brink of irrelevance.So states Mark Dowie in this provocative critique of the mainstream American environmental movement. Dowie, the prolific award-winning journalist who broke the stories on the Dalkon Shield and on the Ford Pinto, delivers an insightful, informative, and often damning account of the movement many historians and social commentators at one time expected to be this century's most significant. He unveils the inside stories behind American environmentalism's undeniable triumphs and its quite unnecessary failures.Dowie weaves a spellbinding tale, from the movement's conservationist origins as a handful of rich white men's hunting and fishing clubs, through its evolution in the 1960s and 1970s into a powerful political force that forged landmark environmental legislation, enforced with aggressive litigation, to the strategy of "third wave" political accommodation during the Reagan and Bush years that led to the evisceration of many earlier triumphs, up to today, where the first stirrings of a rejuvenated, angry, multicultural, and decidedly impolite movement for environmental justice provides new hope for the future.Dowie takes a fresh look at the formation of the American environmental imagination and examines its historical imperatives: the inspirations of Thoreau, the initiatives of John Muir and Bob Marshall, the enormous impact of Rachel Carson, the new ground broken by Earth Day in 1970, and the societal antagonists created in response that climaxed with the election of Ronald Reagan. He details the subsequent move toward polite, ineffectual activism by the mainstream environmental groups, characterized by successful fundraising efforts and wide public acceptance, and also by new alliances with corporate philanthropists and government bureaucrats, increased degradation of environmental quality, and alienation of grassroots support. Dowie concludes with an inspirational description of a noncompromising "fourth wave" of American environmentalism, which he predicts will crest early in the next century.

The Politics of the Real World - A Major Statement of Public Concern from over 40 of the UK's Leading Voluntary and... The Politics of the Real World - A Major Statement of Public Concern from over 40 of the UK's Leading Voluntary and Campaigning Organisations (Paperback)
Real World Coalition
R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Many people today feel that something has gone wrong with British society and British politics. The quality of like seems to be declining. Crime soars. Traffic and pollution spiral. Mass unemployment is undiminished, while many people experience insecurity and stress at work. Growing poverty and inequality have left many of Britain's citizens excluded from mainstream society. Everywhere, the sense of community seems to be breaking down. In the world as a whole, poverty and conflict cause immense suffering and threaten the security of nations. Global environmental degradation - from the greenhouse effect to the destruction of rainforests - makes the very future of the planet uncertain. Yet the political system seems barely to register what is happening. It is hardly surprising that public disillusionment with politicians and Parliament has never been higher. The Politics of the Real World addresses these interlocking crises. Setting out the issues clearly, it explains how conventional economic and social policies are creating the problems we face, not solving them. Arguing that the British political system itself needs rejuvenating, it proposes a new direction for the UK in an increasingly globalised world.

A Wolf in the Garden - The Land Rights Movement and the New Environmental Debate (Paperback): Philip D. Brick A Wolf in the Garden - The Land Rights Movement and the New Environmental Debate (Paperback)
Philip D. Brick
R761 R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Save R143 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Debates concerning the federal role in regulating industry and in managing the nation's public lands are becoming increasingly contentious. This is in part due to the rise of well-organized and ideologically energized land rights movements that have vowed to resist expansion of environmental regulations and even to roll back existing environmental statutes. A Wolf in the Garden is the only book available that assembles the arguments of key thinkers in the land rights and the environmental movements. The broad range of essays in this collection unveils hidden dimensions of the debate and explores opportunities for the environmental movement to revitalize itself by taking advantage of recent changes in the political landscape.

Killing Game - International Law and the African Elephant (Hardcover, New): David J. Harland Killing Game - International Law and the African Elephant (Hardcover, New)
David J. Harland
R1,766 Discovery Miles 17 660 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In 1989 the international community banned the international trade in elephant ivory; three years later the ban was renewed. Dr. Harland believes the ivory ban is the most controversial--and most misunderstood--piece of international wildlife law ever made. His book, Killing Game, seeks to unravel some of the misunderstandings, and it attempts to determine if international law can be an effective tool for the conservation of wildlife and if international law has served the African elephant well. Part I is an extended investigation of how and why international law is used so badly by the conservation community, and how it could be used better. Here Dr. Harland focuses on the problem of which laws are complied with and which are not; in the process he shows the importance of factors of compliance in determining the degree to which laws will be followed. In Part II he examines the status of the African elephant in international law in light of these factors. This book will be of interest to those involved in formulating international law, as well as the conservation community in general.

The German Greens - Challenging the Consensus (Paperback): Thomas Scharf The German Greens - Challenging the Consensus (Paperback)
Thomas Scharf
R860 Discovery Miles 8 600 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book examines the Greens' contribution to the changing nature of contemporary German local politics and the effect of local political involvement upon the Greens themselves. The author shows how the established 'unpolitical' nature of Germany's local politics has given way to overtly political and confrontational approaches. This has occurred primarily under the influence of the Greens and the 'New Local Politics'. The book appears at an important juncture for the German Greens with questions being posed about their relevance in a post-unification Germany.

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