Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9781847423795 Published February 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847423801 Published February 2011 For sale in North and South America only

Understanding the environment and social policy

Edited by Tony Fitzpatrick

Understanding the environment and social policy

Edited by Tony Fitzpatrick

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

384 pages
Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9781847423795 Published February 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847423801 Published February 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Bringing together leading experts, this textbook explores the key social, political, economic and moral challenges that environmental problems pose for social policy in a global context. Combining theory and practice with an interdisciplinary approach, the book reviews the current strategies and policies and provides a critique of proposed future developments in the field. Understanding the environment and social policy guides the reader through the subject in an accessible way using chapter summaries, further reading, recommended webpages, a glossary and questions for discussion. Providing a much-needed overview, the book will be invaluable reading for students, teachers, activists, practitioners and policymakers.
Contents
Introduction

Part One: Challenges
The environmental challenge
The challenge to society
The challenge to governance
The challenge to social policy - Tim Doyle

Part Two: Responses
Environmental ethics and philosophies
Mainstream environmental politics
Assessing social democratic and free market capitalisms - Lorraine Elliott
Radical environmental politics - Tony Fitzpatrick

Part Three: Policies
Poverties and inequalities - Elizabeth Stanton
Planning and the urban environment - Stephen M. Wheeler
Health and quality of life - Glenda Verrinda
Employment and income
Citizenship and social care - Sherilyn MacGregor
Transport and infrastructure - Michael Cahill
Administration and policy-making - Peter Christoff
Review Quotes
Maria Carvalho | Environment and Planning C

"This book is extremely helpful in providing a comprehensive introduction to environmental policy to first-year undergraduate and masters students, as well as future environmental policy makers."

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