Toward Unity among Environmentalists

Toward Unity among Environmentalists

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This book presents an argument that the environmental movement is a coalition of many groups working toward common objectives without common values. Norton believes this lack of unity causes unnecessary and divisive controversy and debate within the environmentalist community which impedes the development of effective and timely environmental management policies. The various participants in environmental debates see events so differently, and describe them in such diverse vocabularies, that the environmental movement, unlike other social action movements, lacks common theoretical principles. Norton's goal is to create a common language for discussing environmental issues as a first step towards a unified theory of environmental management. This book will be of a value to general readers with an interest in environmental and ecological issues; environmental planners and policy makers; conservation biologists, wildlife biologists; and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 20.1mm | 482.72g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line illustrations
  • 0195093976
  • 9780195093971
  • 1,728,381

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From reviews of the hardback edition: "a desirable additon to the "environmental" literature...a milestone" International Journal of Environmental Studies " ...a masterly treatment which deserves a wide audience..." Environmental Valuesshow more

Table of contents

The environmentalist's dilemma; Moralists and aggregators: the case of Muir and Pinchot; Aldo Leopold and the search for an integrated theory of environmental management; Conservationists and preservationists today; Worldviews: a whirlwind tour; The pressures of growth; Pollution control; Biological diversity; Land use policy; Diverging worldviews, converging policies; Intertemporal ethics; Interspecific ethics; Epilogue: Differing senses of more

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