"The real strength of Carter's book is his ability to combine detailed and rigorous discussion of theory and environmental philosophy with practical examples taken from the policy making world--this gives the book a real strength both in terms of scope but also in terms of accessibility. . . Carter's book is exactly what is needed within this field, namely a challenging, stimulating and very rewarding introduction to a complex literature." European Consortium for Political Research, Green Politics Newsletter
"This is a marvellous book. Light on its feet yet profoundly scholarly and informative; an introduction to environmental politics yet so much more than an introduction. It will leave us all wishing that we had Neil Carter's enviable and productive grasp of such a wide range of material." Andrew Dobson, Keele University
"This volume is an amalgamation of three ways to think about environmental politics.... Recommended for lower- and upper-division undergraduates and two-year technical program students." Choice
"...unique textbook surveys the politics of the environment, providing a comprehensive and comparative introduction to ideas, activism, and policy...this important new textbook includes a glossary, lists of key issues, chapter summaries, and guides to further study." Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society
This textbook provides students with a comprehensive guide to the range of issues in environmental politics. It covers theory and ideology; pressure groups and party politics; and polic ies, regulation and implementation. The book contains a mass of examples and empirical detail from around the world, with complex concepts defined and analysed. With essay questions, a glossary shadowing the text, and guides to further reading, this textbook provides a uniquely accessible and wide-ranging treatment of this important subject area.