The Politics of the EarthThe Politics of the Earth



Dryzek provides an assessment of these various perspectives, their rise and fall, their interaction and impacts, and their strengths and weaknesses.

Author: John S. Dryzek

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39076001859458

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Page: 220

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Dryzek provides an assessment of these various perspectives, their rise and fall, their interaction and impacts, and their strengths and weaknesses. His analysis of these discourses leads up to a concluding argument for a reinvigorated ecological democracy.

Critical Political EcologyCritical Political Ecology



Critical Political Ecology brings political debate to the science of ecology.

Author: Timothy Forsyth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134665815

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Page: 336

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Critical Political Ecology brings political debate to the science of ecology. As political controversies multiply over the science underlying environmental debates, there is an increasing need to understand the relationship between environmental science and politics. In this timely and wide-ranging volume, Tim Forsyth uses an innovative approach to apply political analysis to ecology, and demonstrates how more politicised approaches to science can be used in environmental decision-making. Critical Political Ecology examines: *how social and political factors frame environmental science, and how science in turn shapes politics *how new thinking in philosophy and sociology of science can provide fresh insights into the biophysical causes and impacts of environmental problems *how policy and decision-makers can acknowledge the political influences on science and achieve more effective public participation and governance.

Public Participation in the Politics of Environmental DiscoursePublic Participation in the Politics of Environmental Discourse



An analysis of this resolution process experience enables us to improve our understanding of whether public participation empowered the community.

Author: Anne Marie Johnston

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924085760308

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Page: 221

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An analysis of this resolution process experience enables us to improve our understanding of whether public participation empowered the community. It also advises us as to which communication mechanisms enhanced the process as well as identifying barriers which acted as constraints. It further explores what influences public opinion brought to bear, taking into account changing risk perceptions.

Authoritative GovernanceAuthoritative Governance



The argument of the book is that in the age of mediatization governance needs to be 'performed'. Hajer describes a genuinely new authoritative governance that breaks with existing interpretations.

Author: Maarten A. Hajer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191615719

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Page: 220

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The role of the media has become a central part of politics and policy in the twenty-first century. That dominance has led many to suggest a trend of 'dumbing down': the privileging of style over content. In this provocative new book, Maarten Hajer takes issue with the 'dumbing down' thesis both on theoretical and empirical grounds. He aims to show how authoritative governance remains possible in crisis driven circumstances and a highly 'mediatized' world. The book elaborates a communicative understanding of authority, which, the author argues, can create a new basis for authoritative governance in a world marked by political and institutional fragmentation. Extending his discourse-analytical framework, Hajer uses both discursive and dramaturgical methods to study policymakers in their struggle for authority. Three detailed case studies-the plans to rebuild Ground Zero, the aftermath of the assassination of Theo Van Gogh, and the recent role of the British Food Standards Agency -provide a wealth of detail of the dynamics of authority in today's mediatized polity and bring out the peculiar role that crises now play. The argument of the book is that in the age of mediatization governance needs to be 'performed'. Hajer describes a genuinely new authoritative governance that breaks with existing interpretations. He demonstrates ways in which the traditional government of standing institutions and notions of network governance can be combined in actively creating relations with a variety of publics.

Carbon Trading in ChinaCarbon Trading in China



This book explores the political aspects of China's climate change policy, focusing on the newly established carbon markets and carbon trading schemes.

Author: Alex Lo

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137528990

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Page: 184

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This book explores the political aspects of China's climate change policy, focusing on the newly established carbon markets and carbon trading schemes. Lo makes a case for understanding the policy change in terms of discourse and in relation to narratives of national power and development.

The Politics of the EnvironmentThe Politics of the Environment



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

Author: Neil Carter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108472302

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Page: 455

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

Environmental Discourse and PracticeEnvironmental Discourse and Practice



This book brings together a set of readings that throw light on the relationship between people and the environment.

Author: Lisa M. Benton

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631216375

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Page: 288

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This book brings together a set of readings that throw light on the relationship between people and the environment. Provides both historical background and an analysis of key debates and theories Based on tried and tested classroom teaching material Uses the idea of "environmental discourses" to explain human-environmental relationships

Citizens Experts and the EnvironmentCitizens Experts and the Environment



Suggesting realistic strategies to bridge this divide, Fischer calls for meaningful nonexpert involvement in policymaking and shows how the deliberations of ordinary citizens can help solve complex social and environmental problems by ...

Author: Frank Fischer

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822380283

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Page: 351

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The tension between professional expertise and democratic governance has become increasingly significant in Western politics. Environmental politics in particular is a hotbed for citizens who actively challenge the imposition of expert theories that ignore forms of local knowledge that can help to relate technical facts to social values. Where information ideologues see the modern increase in information as capable of making everyone smarter, others see the emergence of a society divided between those with and those without knowledge. Suggesting realistic strategies to bridge this divide, Fischer calls for meaningful nonexpert involvement in policymaking and shows how the deliberations of ordinary citizens can help solve complex social and environmental problems by contributing local contextual knowledge to the professionals’ expertise. While incorporating theoretical critiques of positivism and methodology, he also offers hard evidence to demonstrate that the ordinary citizen is capable of a great deal more participation than is generally recognized. Popular epidemiology in the United States, the Danish consensus conference, and participatory resource mapping in India serve as examples of the type of inquiry he proposes, showing how the local knowledge of citizens is invaluable to policy formation. In his conclusion Fischer examines the implications of the approach for participatory democracy and the democratization of contemporary deliberative structures. This study will interest political scientists, public policy practitioners, sociologists, scientists, environmentalists, political activists, urban planners, and public administrators along with those interested in understanding the relationship between democracy and science in a modern technological society.

Environmental Activism and the MediaEnvironmental Activism and the Media



Media governance, ecoactivism and the traditional media -- Environmental governance: the role of environmental activism in contentious politics -- Recasting environmental activism as criminal dissent: soft power, political policing and the ...

Author: Maxine Newlands

Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers

ISBN: 1433131188

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Page: 236

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Media governance, ecoactivism and the traditional media -- Environmental governance: the role of environmental activism in contentious politics -- Recasting environmental activism as criminal dissent: soft power, political policing and the media -- Don't glue yourself to the prime minister!: millennial media movements and alternative activists communication strategies -- Activism is more than "hits" and "likes": social media strategies and the moveable middle -- Heterotopias: retaining power in the space of protest -- Politics of protest: environmental activism in a heated world

Ecocritical GeopoliticsEcocritical Geopolitics



This book provides an analysis of environmental discourses with the theoretical tools of critical geopolitics and the analytical methodology of ecocriticism.

Author: Elena dell'Agnese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042929350X

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Page: 208

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"What is the role of popular culture in shaping our discourse about the multifaceted system of material things, subjects and causal agents that we call "environment"? Ecocritical Geopolitics offers a new theoretical perspective and approach to the analysis of environmental discourse in popular culture. It combines ecocriticial and critical geopolitical approaches to explore three main themes: dystopian visions, the relationship between the human, post-human and 'nature' and speciesism and carnism. The importance of popular culture in the construction of geopolitical discourse is widely recognized. From ecocriticism, we also appreciate that literature, cinema or theatre can offer a mirror of what the individual author wants to communicate about the relationship between the human being and what can be defined as non-human. This book provides an analysis of environmental discourses with the theoretical tools of critical geopolitics and the analytical methodology of ecocriticism. It develops and disseminates a new scientific approach, defined as 'ecocritical geopolitics', to offer an idea of the power of popular culture in the realization of environmental discourse. Referencing sources as diverse as The Road, The Shape of Water, Lady and the Tramp and tv cooking shows, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of geography, environmental studies, film studies and environmental humanities"--

Spaces In betweenSpaces In between



We think in terms of the re-conceptualization, re-design and re-negotiation of space. The book is concerned with social practices, belief systems, urban designs, the organization and representation of landscapes and modes of living.

Author: Mark Luccarelli

Publisher: Studies in Environmental Human

ISBN: 9004298843

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Page: 206

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Spaces in-between goes beyond the emphasis on externalities signalled by the term 'environment' to address the isolation of modern technological culture from nature. Solutions require more than an awareness of 'natural surroundings' and human destructiveness. We think in terms of the re-conceptualization, re-design and re-negotiation of space. The book is concerned with social practices, belief systems, urban designs, the organization and representation of landscapes and modes of living. These aspects of 'spatiality' suggest how to conceive and practice the intermingling of nature and culture and how to develop public commitment to such practices. In the process we show how concern for the environment as an aspect of space helps us to reconceive and reinterpret what it means to be human.

The Language of FearThe Language of Fear



This book investigates linguistic strategies of threat construction and fear generation in contemporary public communication, including state political discourse as well as non-governmental, media and institutional discourses.

Author: Piotr Cap

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137597311

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Page: 91

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This book investigates linguistic strategies of threat construction and fear generation in contemporary public communication, including state political discourse as well as non-governmental, media and institutional discourses. It describes the ways in which the construction of closeness and remoteness can be manipulated in the public sphere and bound up with fear, security and conflict. Featuring a series of case studies in different domains, from presidential speeches to environmental discourse, it demonstrates how political and organizational leaders enforce the imminence of an outside threat to claim legitimization of preventive policies. It reveals that the best legitimization effects are obtained by discursively constructed fear appeals, which ensure quick social mobilization. The scope of the book is of immediate concern in the modern globalized era where borders and distance dissolve and are re-imagined. It will appeal to students and researchers in linguistics, discourse analysis, media communication as well as social and political sciences.

New Politics in Trade UnionsNew Politics in Trade Unions



This work analyzes the impact of new political ideologies on trade unions in Sweden and Germany.

Author: Detlef Jahn

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015032902499

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Page: 314

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This work analyzes the impact of new political ideologies on trade unions in Sweden and Germany. Referring to modern organization theory, and by means of a quantitative content analysis, the author demonstrates the continuity and changes of standpoint of 19 individual trade unions.

Environmental Pollution and the MediaEnvironmental Pollution and the Media



This book offers a theoretically informed empirical investigation of national media reporting and political discourse on environmental issues in Australia, China and Japan.

Author: Glenn D. Hook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351773010

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Page: 204

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This book offers a theoretically informed empirical investigation of national media reporting and political discourse on environmental issues in Australia, China and Japan. It illuminates the risks, harms and responsibilities associated with climate change through an analysis of pollution, adopting an interdisciplinary approach drawing on both the social sciences and humanities. A particular strength of the work is the detailed analysis of the data using a range of both quantitative and qualitative techniques, enabling the authors to reveal in rich and compelling detail the complex relationship between risk and responsibility in the climate change discourse. The case studies of Australia, China and Japan are set in the current literature as well as in the historical context of climate change in these three countries. The analysis of the media discourse on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia demonstrates how the mining of coal for overseas markets has led to devastating harm to the life of the reef. A critical discussion of the Chinese documentary, Under the Dome, shows how this medium has played a crucial role in building awareness of the harm from atmospheric pollution among the citizens, shaping attitudes and promoting action. The first case study of Japan elucidates how cross-border atmospheric pollution from China forges a chain of responsibility for responding to climate change, running from the state to society. The other case study of Japan demonstrates how ‘smart cities’ have emerged as a way to mitigate the risks and harms of climate change. The Conclusion draws together the similarities and differences in how climate change is addressed in the three countries. In all, Environmental Pollution and the Media: Political Discourses of Risk and Responsibility in Australia, China and Japan uncovers the dynamics of the triadic relationship among risk, harm and climate change in Australia, China and Japan. By so doing, the book makes an original and timely contribution to understanding comparative media, discourse and political debates on climate change.