Paper $40.95 ISBN: 9781842779033 Published June 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $108.95 ISBN: 9781842779026 Published June 2008 For sale in North and South America only

Environment and Citizenship

Integrating Justice, Responsibility and Civic Engagement

Mark J. Smith and Piya Pangsapa

Environment and Citizenship

Mark J. Smith and Piya Pangsapa

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304 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2008
Paper $40.95 ISBN: 9781842779033 Published June 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $108.95 ISBN: 9781842779026 Published June 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Citizenship and the environment are hotly debated, as climate change places more responsibility on individuals and institutions in shaping policy. Using new evidence and cases from across the globe, Environment and Citizenship explores the new vocabulary of ecological citizenship and examines how successful environmental policy-making depends on the responsible actions of citizens and civil society organizations as much as on governments and international treaties. This accessible and thought-provoking book: - provides a comprehensive and timely guide to the debates on environmental and ecological citizenship, expertly combining examples of practice with theory; - examines how environmental movements have become increasingly involved in governance processes at the local, national, regional and intergovernmental levels; - explores the increasing importance of corporations and transnational networks through examples of stakeholding processes and participatory research in environmental decision-making; - calls on researchers, policy-makers and activists to face a new challenge: how to effectively link environmental justice with social justice. Breaking new ground, Smith and Pangsapa address how environmental responsibility operates through politics, ethics, culture and the everyday experiences of ctivists, as well as how awareness of environmental and social injustice only leads to responsible actions and strategic change through civic engagement.
Contents
List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Environment, obligation and citizenship

PART ONE: Theory informed by practice
Chapter 1 From environmental justice to environmental citizenship
Chapter 2 Citizens, citizenship and citizenization
Chapter 3 Rethinking environment and citizenship

PART TWO: Practice informed by theory
Chapter 4 Environmental governance, social movements and citizenship in a global context
Chapter 5 Corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability
Chapter 6 Environmental borderlands
Chapter 7 Insiders and outsiders in environmental mobilizations in Southeast Asia
Chapter 8 The new vocabulary of ecological citizenship

Bibliography
Index
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