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Ecological Politics in an Age of Risk

Author : Ulrich Beck
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Ecological Politics in and Age of Risk by Ulrich Beck is an original analysis of ecological politics as one part of a renewed engagement with the domain of sub-politics.

Ecological Politics

Author : Gopal Bhargava
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Jinnah a mysterious historical character of modern history is critically analysed with new facts which are brought to light in this book. This study is a dispassionate inquiry of Jinnah and the crucial role that he played.

FUTURES

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The Social Construction of Risk for AIDS and the Politics of Identity and Survival in Urban Tanzania

Author : Chris Lockhart
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Risk Environment and Society

Author : Piet Strydom
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How and why have the closed expert debates of past decades become an open public discourse about nuclear, environmental and biotechnological risks?* What can a cultural and institutional analysis reveal about risks and their social construction?* Is it possible to develop a new critical theory of the risk society?This book offers an overview and analysis of nuclear, global environmental and biotechnological dangers, threats and hazards in the context of public debates about risk from the 1950s to the present. It considers what impact these risks and debates are having on society, transforming underlying cultural assumptions (for example about nature) but also public communication, social institutions, and even the way society is organized. Piet Strydom reconstructs public debates and social scientific theories to provide a fresh approach to the risk society. From this comes a new theoretical perspective for studying the emerging social conditions of the twenty-first century. The result is a penetrating and essential text for students and researchers across a range of areas including sociology, environmental studies, politics, and cultural and communications studies.

Futures The Journal of Policy Planning and Futures Studies

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Science and Environmental Decision Making

Author : Mark Huxham
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Science is vital in informing the increasingly urgent and complex environmental decisions that affect all our lives, from international agreements on action to limit climate change to decisions on growing genetically modified crops. It is clear, however, that many environmental decisions are taken in the face of scientific uncertainty or ignorance, and involve questions of politics and ethics that go beyond science. Science alone cannot answers such questions as "Are the risks of nuclear power acceptable?" and "Why should we conserve wild species?" Science and Environmental Decision Making explores the use and limitations of science in helping to answer environmental questions, emphasising the importance of ethics, politics and sociology in the decision making process. Starting with the question "What is meant by a scientific explanation?", the first three chapters provide a simple introduction to the philosophy and sociology of science and the importance of these fields to environmental scientists. They explain the logic of testing ideas in science and look at some of the absolute limits of scientific explanation, showing how value judgements inevitably influence scientific work, before exploring commercial and political influences on science. Chapters 4-10 show how these themes are relevant in case studies ranging from genetic engineering in agriculture to conservation, marine eutrophication and the use of models, and radiation protection. Each chapter is written by a researcher active in the area and begins with an editorial introduction highlighting the major themes illustrated by the case study. This book is aimed at students of ecology, environmental science, environmental management and geography. It will also be useful reading for sociology students who study how the science is applied.

Implementing the Endangered Species Act on Private Land in the Coastal Redwoods

Author : Debra J. Davidson
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Globalization Liberalization and Environmentalism

Author : Ganeshdatta Poddar
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This book looks at environmentalism in India in the era of globalization. Following an interdisciplinary approach, it interprets environmentalism in the light of the larger social, economic, and political issues relevant in the context of India's bid to integrate into the global economy. Logically, this approach leads to a brief discussion of the discourse and practice of alternatives to the mainstream political and development processes.

Terrorism Risk and the City

Author : Jon Coaffee
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The development of defensive strategies encompassing the fortification and privatization of the city has attracted significant attention during recent years, and has become particularly relevant in the aftermath of September 11th. Dealing with issues of risk, security and the spatial restructuring of contemporary western cities, this book examines how the perceived risk of terrorist attack led to changes in the physical form and institutional infrastructure of the city of London during the 1990s when the city was a prime terrorist target. The book analyses how the various formal and informal strategies adopted in the City attempted to reduce both the physical and financial risk of terrorism. This was undertaken through a series of place-specific security initiatives and risk management policies which led to increased fortification, a substantial rise in terrorism insurance premiums, and, changing institutional relations at a variety of spatial scales. It also argues that the security measures deployed were developed not in terms of an anti-terrorist effort, but in relation to the unintended by-products of these approaches such as crime reduction and enhanced traffic management capabilities.

Environment Planning

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Humboldt Journal of Social Relations

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Environment Security

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Gandhi Marg

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Mediatized Conflict

Author : Simon Cottle
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Annotation "This important book brings together the latest research findings and theoretical discussions to develop an encompassing, multidimensional and sophisticated understanding of the social complexities, political dynamics and cultural forms of mediatized conflicts in the world today."--Jacket.

The Korean Journal of Policy Studies

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Conserving the Emerald Tiger

Author : George Taylor
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In Conserving the Emerald Tiger, Taylor reveals the way in which the environmental politics embrace issues that are at the very heart of Irish democracy: state intervention; economic growth and environmental conservation and political protest. Examining these issues, the author argues that while the Irish state recognized the need to revamp environmental policy with the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in 1992, its principal aim was to ensure that further, more stringent regulation would not be detrimental to the economic performance of the Emerald Tiger.

Canadian Journal of Forest Research

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The Current State of Business Disciplines

Author : Shri Bhagwan Dahiya
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Risk Perception Risk Communication and the Effectiveness of Pesticide Labels in Communicating Hazards to South African Farm Workers

Author : Hanna-Andrea Rother
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