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Green States and Social Movements: Environmentalism in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, & Norway

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Social movements take shape in relation to the kind of state they face, while over time states are transformed by the movements that they both incorporate and resist. Green States and Social Movements is a comparative study of the environmental movement's successes and failures in four very different states: the USA, UK, Germany and Norway. The history covers the entire sw ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 10th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published February 20th 2003)
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Luke Joseph
Jan 18, 2013 rated it liked it
I thought this was a pretty interesting (for it's subject) book not because what it says about states, but the perspective it can offer on American environmentalism and the serious government reforms that we will need to start talking about if we want to see people gain some kind of equal footing with corporations in fights over the environment.

It's at least very educational.

However, the uncritical linear progression of history it presents is troubling. They seem to imply that capitalism, colo
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