Can environmentalism evolve into a powerful social movement that transforms human practices in ways that are ecologically sustainable? Gary C. Bryner contends that it is in our self-interest as a species to ensure that environmental movements coalesce in the service of sustainability. From the very first Earth Day to the setting of Agenda 21 for the new millennium, this book traces the actors, the issues, and the institutions involved in moving environmentalism from a loose collection of fuzzy groups and goals to a new global force for change.
Gary C. Bryner is director of the Natural Resources Law Center and research professor at the University of Colorado, School of Law.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Assessing Environmental Politics Chapter 5 Environmentalism in the United States Chapter 6 Environmentalism: A Comparative Perspective Chapter 7 The Global Environmental Movement Chapter 8 Climate Change: A Case Study of Environmental Politics Chapter 9 Environmental Politics, Sustainability, and Self Interest Chapter 10 Suggestions for Further Reading Chapter 11 Select Web Sites for Environmental Issues