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Sustainable Failures: Environmental Policy and Democracy in a Petro-dependent World

Cable, Sherry

Verlag: Temple University Press, 2012
ISBN 10: 1439909008 / ISBN 13: 9781439909003
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Titel: Sustainable Failures: Environmental Policy ...

Verlag: Temple University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2012

Einband: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Examines environmental policy from a sociological perspective, showing how our petro-dependency causes unprecedented environmental damage and threatens our democracy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_1439909008

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Inhaltsangabe: Environmental policies fail in conspicuous and egregious ways to sustain the natural resource base and protect citizens from production-generated risky exposures. In her engaging study, Sustainable Failures, Sherry Cable asks, why does environmental policy seem to be a contributing cause rather than a partial solution to environmental problems? Melding a biophysical science perspective of environmental processes with sociological insights into human behaviour, Cable examines the people, policies and issues of petrochemical dependence and broader environment questions. She insists that our present policies around the manufacture and use of petro products violate rudimentary ecological principles-and do so in complicated ways. Sustainable Failures is a blistering wake-up call to what is at stake not only regarding the failure of policy outcomes and grievous natural resource depletion and pollution, but also democracy and ecological survival, and, eventually, potentially, the existence of our species.

Über den Autor: Sherry Cable is Professor of Sociology and Faculty Fellow in the Tennessee Teaching & Learning Center at the University of Tennessee. She is the author (with Charles Cable) of Environmental Problems/Grassroots Solutions: The Politics of Grassroots Environmental Conflict.

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