Environmental politics is an academic field of study focused on three core components:
Neil Carter, in his foundational text Politics of the Environment (2009), suggests that environmental politics is distinct in at least two ways: first, "it has a primary concern with the relationship between human society and the natural world" (p. 3); and second, "unlike most other single issues, it comes replete with its own ideology and political movement" (p. 5, drawing on Michael Jacobs, ed., Greening the Millenium?, 1997).
Further, he distinguishes between modern and earlier forms of environmental politics, in particular conservationism and preservationism. Contemporary environmental politics "was driven by the idea of a global ecological crisis that threatened the very existence of humanity." And "modern environmentalism was a political and activist mass movement which demanded a radical transforamtion in the values and structures of society."
Scholarly journals representing this field of study include:
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:23:24 -0700
So there is this 'spectacularisation' of wildlife footage that limits the extent to which environmental politics have been able to be explored in the wildlife genre.' There's more at play than simply audience expectations, though. The dynamics of the ...
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:15:14 -0700
But the twist allows “Guardians” to evade any kind of reckoning with its own short-sighted environmental politics. If Groot can give and give and then grow right back, there's no need to worry about asking too much from him. This depiction of Groot's ...
The Colorado Independent
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:15:00 -0700
Seizing upon conversations leaked to the media this week from a secretive Southern California fundraising retreat, environmental politics group NextGen Climate released a Web ad that seeks to underline U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner's ties to ...
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:37:23 -0700
Notice that these issues run the gamut from political theory, area studies, and international relations to environmental politics, conflict studies, international political economy, and a few other subjects beyond those. The APSA meeting will be ...
Los Angeles Times
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:04:10 -0700
Oil rig pump jacks near Maricopa, Calif., tap into the Monterey shale formation, prime California fracking territory. Oil rig pump jacks near Maricopa, Calif., tap into the Monterey shale formation, prime California fracking territory. (Al Seib / Los ...
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One can only guess that these questions are not integral to Night Moves because the lack of context plays into a larger discussion about information, the lack thereof, and misinformation. The dynamics of environmental politics rely on the flow of ...
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Roanoke native James Turner is a faculty member in the Environmental Studies Program at Wellesley College and author of “The Promise of Wilderness: American Environmental Politics since 1964.” A panel discussion will follow Turner's address, which is ...
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:18:45 -0700
Governor Pat Quinn had his Baghdad Bob moment during an anti-fracking protest at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. For those who may have forgotten (or are too young to remember) Baghdad Bob became famous as the perpetually positive Iraqi foreign ...
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