"This book should be read by every student in the field." Eric R.A.N. Smith Political Science Quarterly
"Garbage Wars provides a detailed and fascinating historical account of an important environmental issue. David Pellow demonstrates that links between waste disposal and environmental injustice are not a recent phenomenon but rather have existed for a century and more. He shows that environmental inequalities result from a complex struggle among multiple stakeholders with varying interests and access to power. This is a truly groundbreaking work that uncovers the roots of an important environmental and social problem."--Paul Mohai, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
"Guber's book is a welcome addition to our understanding of the interaction between public attitudes and public policy. It is just the kind of work that needs to be done if we are to make sense of our current situation."--Christopher Bosso, Department of Political Science, Northeastern University
"Guber provides a critical look at what public opinion polls have been telling us - or not telling us - about Americans' concern about the environment. How deep and how enduring is this concern, and what difference does it make in our lifestyles, in the voting booth, and in the marketplace? These questions are all examined thoroughly. This book provides the most comprehensive and thought-provoking look at public opinion on the environment to date."--Paul Mohai, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
About the Author
Deborah Lynn Guber is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont.