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The Politics of Green Transformations

The Politics of Green Transformations

  • Author: Ian Scoones,Melissa Leach,Peter Newell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317601122
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 220
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Multiple ‘green transformations’ are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially urgent. It examines how green transformations must take place in the context of the particular moments of capitalist development, and in relation to particular alliances. The role of the state is emphasised, both in terms of the type of incentives required to make green transformations politically feasible and the way states must take a developmental role in financing innovation and technology for green transformations. The book also highlights the role of citizens, as innovators, entrepreneurs, green consumers and members of social movements. Green transformations must be both ‘top-down’, involving elite alliances between states and business, but also ‘bottom up’, pushed by grassroots innovators and entrepreneurs, and part of wider mobilisations among civil society. The chapters in the book draw on international examples to emphasise how contexts matter in shaping pathways to sustainability Written by experts in the field, this book will be of great interest to researchers and students in environmental studies, international relations, political science, development studies, geography and anthropology, as well as policymakers and practitioners concerned with sustainability.

Nordic Food Transitions

Nordic Food Transitions

Towards a territorialized action space for food and rural development

  • Author: Jesper Manniche,Bjornar Saether
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135102857X
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 120
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The ambition of the book is to investigate a possible transition in the markets for food in the Nordic countries. Six chapters from various disciplinary traditions study change and innovation within the food sectors in Denmark, Sweden and Norway; while an introductory chapter discusses the findings of these analyses. Specialty food has established a strong position within product categories such as craft beer in Denmark and organic food in Sweden, but has failed to do so in others. The emergence of markets for specialty foods have been promoted by top-down policy initiatives and bottom-up entrepreneurial efforts. Far from providing the only relevant platform for food transition and innovation, the "New Nordic Food" manifesto has helped creating a territorialized action space for networks of food producers and distributors promoting diversity in local food and rural development. Some of the specialty food networks have succeeded in re-scaling their operations from a local to a national market. Today even large retailers and food processing companies have to pay notice to the ongoing changes among consumers. There is however a paradoxical constraint in a transition towards specialty food. A large-scale transition would imply that producers and consumers abandon precisely what constitute them - their exclusiveness. The chapters were originally published in a special issue of European Planning Studies.

The Politics of Europeanization and Post-Socialist Transformations

The Politics of Europeanization and Post-Socialist Transformations

  • Author: N. Lindstrom
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137352183
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 99
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This study examines conflicts arising from the dual processes of Europeanization and post-socialist transformations, from gaining independence in 1991 to facing the current economic crisis. Through an in-depth comparison of Estonia and Slovenia over time, it shows how elite actors within these two very different welfare capitalist states resisted EU pressures to change their cohesive and successful national models.

The Evolution of Green Politics

The Evolution of Green Politics

Development and Change Within European Green Parties

  • Author: Jon Burchell
  • Publisher: Earthscan
  • ISBN: 9781853837517
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 202
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The emergence of Green parties throughout Europe during the 1980s marked the arrival of a new form of political movement, which challenged established models of party politics. However, since the 'Green wave' of the 1980s, these parties have struggled to solidify their electoral successes in the face of stern opposition and strategic political reaction from mainstream political parties. The Evolution of Green Politics is the first study of the future direction of the European Green parties. It presents an in-depth, thematic and comparative approach to the analysis of recent Green party development, questioning whether the process of party evolution has resulted in the ideological dilution of Green ideals and objectives.

The Making of Green Knowledge

The Making of Green Knowledge

Environmental Politics and Cultural Transformation

  • Author: Andrew Jamison,Professor of Technology and Society Andrew Jamison
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521796873
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 205
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A comprehensive introduction to the politics of the environment and the development of environmental knowledge.

Changing Canada

Changing Canada

Political Economy as Transformation

  • Author: Wallace Clement,Leah F. Vosko
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 9780773525313
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 498
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Changing Canada examines political transformations, welfare state restructuring, international boundaries and contexts, the new urban experience, and creative resistance. The authors question dominant ways of thinking and promote alternative ways of understanding and explaining Canadian society and politics that encourage progressive social change. They examine how the evolution of capitalism is producing new types of transformations and new forms of resistance, and show that aspects of the state and the wider society are being contested. They also discuss the often paradoxical or contradictory effects of various social forces, such as the liberating but also constraining features of new communications technologies, new employment norms, and new household forms. Contributors include Laurie E. Adkin (University of Alberta), Caroline Andrew (University of Ottawa), Pat Armstrong (York University), William Carroll (University of Victoria), Elaine Coburn (Stanford University), William D. Coleman (McMaster University), Mary Cornish (senior partner with Cavalluzzo, Hayes, Shilton, McIntyre & Cornish), Judy Fudge (York University), Christina Gabriel (Carleton University), Sam Gindin (York University), Joyce Green (University of Regina), Eric Helleiner (Trent University), Robert G. Hollands (University of Newcastle), Jane Jenson (Université de Montréal), Roger Keil (York University), Stefan Kipfer (York University), Fuyuki Kurasawa (York University), Laura Macdonald (Carleton University), Rianne Mahon (Carleton University), Wendy McKeen (Dalhousie University), Elizabeth Millar (consultant, Nelligan, O'Brien and Payne Law Firm and Labour Consulting Group), Vincent Mosco (Carleton University), Susan Phillips (Carleton University), Ann Porter (York University), Tony Porter (McMaster University), Daniel Salee (Concordia University), Vic Satzewich (McMaster University), Jim Stanford (Canadian Auto Workers' Union, Toronto), Mel Watkins (emeritus, University of Toronto), and Lloyd L. Wong (University of Calgary).

Politics and the Environment

Politics and the Environment

From Theory to Practice

  • Author: James Connelly,Graham Smith
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415251464
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 390
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Politics and the Environment includes chapters on environmental philosophy and ideology, environmental movements, collective action, environment and economics. Each chapter includes real- life examples of pressing problems.

The Politics of Compassion and Transformation

The Politics of Compassion and Transformation

  • Author: Dick W. Simpson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 300
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In our time, we require a religion, ethics, and politics adequate to confront the global crises we face. In our scientific era of “progress,” we might expect to look with confidence to the “scientific” disciplines of political science, sociology, and economics to solve the problems of our civilization. We might also look to the older disciplines of religion and ethics to determine our values and to tell us what we ought to do. But the sad truth is that the dominant paradigms, methods, and conclusions of the social sciences and humanities are inadequate to this task. We need a new “politics of compassion and transformation.”

The Politics of Advanced Capitalism

The Politics of Advanced Capitalism

  • Author: Pablo Beramendi,Silja Häusermann,Herbert Kitschelt,Hanspeter Kriesi
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316300757
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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This book serves as a sequel to two distinguished volumes on capitalism: Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism (Cambridge, 1999) and Order and Conflict in Contemporary Capitalism (1985). Both volumes took stock of major economic challenges advanced industrial democracies faced, as well as the ways political and economic elites dealt with them. However, during the last decades, the structural environment of advanced capitalist democracies has undergone profound changes: sweeping deindustrialization, tertiarization of the employment structure, and demographic developments. This book provides a synthetic view, allowing the reader to grasp the nature of these structural transformations and their consequences in terms of the politics of change, policy outputs, and outcomes. In contrast to functionalist and structuralist approaches, the book advocates and contributes to a 'return of electoral and coalitional politics' to political economy research.

Bodies, Politics and Transformations: John Donne's Metempsychosis

Bodies, Politics and Transformations: John Donne's Metempsychosis

  • Author: Dr Siobhán Collins
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472402839
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 212
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Since the beginning of the twentieth century, critics have predominantly offered a negative estimate of John Donne’s Metempsychosis. In contrast, this study of Metempsychosis re-evaluates the poem as one of the most vital and energetic of Donne’s canon. Siobhán Collins appraises Metempsychosis for its extraordinary openness to and its inventive portrayal of conflict within identity. She situates this ludic verse as a text alert to and imbued with the Elizabethan fascination with the processes and properties of metamorphosis. Contesting the pervasive view that the poem is incomplete, this study illustrates how Metempsychosis is thematically linked with Donne’s other writings through its concern with the relationship between body and soul, and with temporality and transformation. Collins uses this genre-defying verse as a springboard to contribute significantly to our understanding of early modern concerns over the nature and borders of human identity, and the notion of selfhood as mutable and in process. Drawing on and contributing to recent scholarly work on the history of the body and on sexuality in the early modern period, Collins argues that Metempsychosis reveals the oft-violent processes of change involved in the author’s personal life and in the intellectual, religious and political environment of his time. She places the poem’s somatic representations of plants, beasts and humans within the context of early modern discourses: natural philosophy, medical, political and religious. Collins offers a far-reaching exploration of how Metempsychosis articulates philosophical inquiries that are central to early modern notions of self-identity and moral accountability, such as: the human capacity for autonomy; the place of the human in the ‘great chain of being’; the relationship between cognition and embodiment, memory and selfhood; and the concept of wonder as a distinctly human phenomenon.