Global Civil Society and Global Environmental Governance: The Politics of Nature from Place to Planet (Suny Series in International Environmental Policy and Theory)

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What will it take to protect the global environment? In this book, Ronnie D. Lipschutz argues that neither world government nor green economies can do the job. Governmental regulations often are resisted by those whose behavior they are intended to change, and markets - even green ones - look to profits more than to protection. What will be needed, Lipschutz believes, is not global management but political action through community- and place-based organizations and projects. People acting together locally can have a cumulative impact on environmental quality that is significant, long lasting, and widespread.

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Ronnie D. Lipschutz is Associate Professor of Politics and Director of the Stevenson Program on Global Security at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Lipschutz s book is a major work, grand in its scope, sound in its analysis, compelling in its presentation, provocative in its theses, and highly relevant to the human condition at this stage in history. His treatment of the global environment as a social construction is persuasive and productive of major insights and recommendations. And his conception of global governance as dynamics that unfold at local levels and cumulate to an overall process is profoundly accurate even as it flies in the face of much conventional wisdom relative to environmental issues. While the environmental field is marked by myriad books that probe the field, none comes close to the special qualities that distinguish this book. James N. Rosenau, University Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University
This book grapples with a whole complex of interrelated theoretical and policy issues surrounding the global environmental problematique. Lipschutz has done an awe-inspiring job of synthesizing literature from diverse fields: social theory, geography, international relations, anthropology, environmental ethics, epistemology, economics, and history. This is an admirable and provocative piece of original research. Karen Litfin, University of Washington."

"Lipschutz's book is a major work, grand in its scope, sound in its analysis, compelling in its presentation, provocative in its theses, and highly relevant to the human condition at this stage in history. His treatment of the global environment as a social construction is persuasive and productive of major insights and recommendations. And his conception of global governance as dynamics that unfold at local levels and cumulate to an overall process is profoundly accurate even as it flies in the face of much conventional wisdom relative to environmental issues. While the environmental field is marked by myriad books that probe the field, none comes close to the special qualities that distinguish this book. " -- James N. Rosenau, University Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University

"This book grapples with a whole complex of interrelated theoretical and policy issues surrounding the global environmental problematique. Lipschutz has done an awe-inspiring job of synthesizing literature from diverse fields: social theory, geography, international relations, anthropology, environmental ethics, epistemology, economics, and history. This is an admirable and provocative piece of original research." -- Karen Litfin, University of Washington.

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