Water place and equity

Author: John M. Whiteley
Publisher: The MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262232715
Format: PDF, ePub
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An argument for the importance of equity as a criterion in evaluating water policy, with examples in wide-ranging case studies from North and South America and Europe.

American Environmental Policy

Author: Christopher McGrory Klyza
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262525046
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An updated investigation of alternate pathways for American environmental policymaking made necessary by legislative gridlock.

Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

Author: James Meadowcroft
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262534088
Format: PDF
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Concepts are thought categories through which we apprehend the world; they enable, but also constrain, reasoning and debate and serve as building blocks for more elaborate arguments. This book traces the links between conceptual innovation in the environmental sphere and the evolution of environmental policy and discourse. It offers both a broad framework for examining the emergence, evolution, and effects of policy concepts and a detailed analysis of eleven influential environmental concepts. In recent decades, conceptual evolution has been particularly notable in environmental governance, as new problems have emerged and as environmental issues have increasingly intersected with other areas. "Biodiversity," for example, was unheard of until the late 1980s; "negative carbon emissions" only came into being over the last few years. After a review of concepts and their use in environmental argument, chapters chart the trajectories of a range of environmental concepts: environment, sustainable development, biodiversity, environmental assessment, critical loads, adaptive management, green economy, environmental risk, environmental security, environmental justice, and sustainable consumption. The book provides a valuable resource for scholars and policy makers and also offers a novel introduction to the environmental policy field through the evolution of its conceptual categories. ContributorsRichard N. L. Andrews, Karin Bäckstrand, Karen Baehler, Daniel J. Fiorino, Yrjö Haila, Michael E. Kraft, Oluf Langhelle, Judith A. Layzer, James Meadowcroft, Alexis Schulman, Johannes Stripple, Philip J. Vergragt

The Power of Narrative in Environmental Networks

Author: Raul Lejano
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026231536X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For as long has humans have lived in communities, storytelling has bound people to each other and to their environments. In recent times, scholars have noted how social networks arise around issues of resource and ecological management. In this book, Raul Lejano, Mrill Ingram, and Helen Ingram argue that stories, or narratives, play a key role in these networks -- that environmental communities "narrate themselves into existence." The authors propose the notion of the narrative-network, and introduce innovative tools to analyze the plots, characters, and events that inform environmental action. Their analysis sheds light on how environmental networks can emerge in unlikely contexts and sustain themselves against great odds. The authors present three case studies that demonstrate the power of narrative and narratology in the analysis of environmental networks: a conservation network in the Sonoran Desert, which achieved some success despite U.S.-Mexico border issues; a narrative that bridged differences between community and scientists in the Turtle Islands; and networks of researchers and farmers who collaborated to develop and sustain alternative agriculture practice in the face of government inaction. These cases demonstrate that by paying attention to language and storytelling, we can improve our understanding of environmental behavior and even change it in positive ways.

Failed Promises

Author: David M. Konisky
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262028832
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A systematic evaluation of the implementation of the federal government's environmental justice policies.

The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy

Author: Ken Conca
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199335087
Format: PDF, Kindle
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