Green States and Social Movements (Innbundet)

Environmentalism in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2003
Antall sider: 240
Forlag: Oxford University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780199249022
Kategori: Naturvitenskap
Omtale Green States and Social Movements
Social movements take shape in relation to the kind of state they face, while over time states are transformed by the movements that they both incorporate and resist. Green States and Social Movements is a comparative study of the environmental movement's successes and failures in four very different states: the USA, UK, Germany and Norway. The history covers the entire sweep of the modern environmental era that begins in 1970. The end in view is a green
transformation of the state and society on a par with earlier transformations that gave us first the liberal capitalist state and then the welfare state. The authors explain why such a transformation is now most likely in Germany, and why it is least likely in the United States, which has lost the status of
environmental pioneer that it gained in the early 1970s. Their comparative analysis also explains the role played by social movements in making modern societies more deeply democratic, and yields insights into the strategic choices of environmental movements as they decide on what terms to engage, enter or resist the state. Sometimes it makes sense for a movement to act conventionally, as a green party or set of interest groups. But sometimes inclusion can mean co-optation, in which case a
movement can instead emphasize action in and through civil society.

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