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Green States and Social Movements Environmentalism in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway

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ISBN-10: 0199249032

ISBN-13: 9780199249039

Edition: 2003

Authors: John S. Dryzek, Hans-Kristian Hernes, David Schlosberg, David Downes, Christian Friedrich Hunold

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Social movements take shape in relation to the kind of state they face, while over time states are transformed by the movements that they both incorporate and resist. Green States and Social Movements is a comparative study of the environmental movement's successes and failures in four very different states: the USA, UK, Germany and Norway. The history covers the entire sweep of the modern environmental era that begins in 1970. The end in view is a green transformation of the stateand society on a par with earlier transformations that gave us first the liberal capitalist state and then the welfare state. The authors explain why such a transformation is now most likely in Germany, and why it is least likely in the United States, which has lost the status of environmentalpioneer that it gained in the early 1970s. Their comparative analysis also explains the role played by social movements in making modern societies more deeply democratic, and yields insights into the strategic choices of environmental movements as they decide on what terms to engage, enter or resist the state. Sometimes it makes sense for a movement to act conventionally, as a green party or set of interest groups. But sometimes inclusion can mean co-optation, in which case a movement caninstead emphasize action in and through civil society.
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List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Chris McCormick is a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick. David Downes is Professor Emeritus of Social Administration at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Paul Rock is a Professor of Social Instituttionsat the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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