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Beyond backyard environmentalism

Author: Charles F Sabel; Archon Fung; Bradley Karkkainen; Joshua Cohen; Joel Rogers
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2000.
Series: New democracy forum.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When we think of environmental action, we draw upon images from the disaster of Love Canal or from A Civil Action - stories of lone activists fighting the government or some corporation against all odds. In their provocative essay, Sabel, Fung, and Karkkainen demonstrate that an effective alternative is emerging. Before environmental disasters occur, citizen groups are collaborating with experts, business leaders,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles F Sabel; Archon Fung; Bradley Karkkainen; Joshua Cohen; Joel Rogers
ISBN: 0807004456 9780807004456
OCLC Number: 50665054
Description: xiv, 117 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Beyond backyard environmentalism / Charles Sabel, Archon Fung, and Bradley Karkkainen --
Government's job / Matt Wilson and Eric Weltman --
An appealing vision / Daniel J. Fiorino --
Good cops, bad cops / Dewitt John --
Compensating citizens / Jacqueline Savitz --
Frontyard propaganda / Theodore J. Lowi --
Models of reivention / Daniel A. Farber --
Building consensus / Lawrence Susskind --
The Western experience / Jason F. Shogren --
Consequences? / Charles Sabel, Archon Fung, and Bradley Karkkainen.
Series Title: New democracy forum.
Responsibility: [edited by] Charles Sabel, Archon Fung, and Bradley Karkkainen ; foreword by Hunter Lovins and Amory Lovins ; edited by Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers for Boston Review.
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"When we think of environmental action, we draw upon images from the disaster of Love Canal or from A Civil Action - stories of lone activists fighting the government or some corporation against all odds. In their provocative essay, Sabel, Fung, and Karkkainen demonstrate that an effective alternative is emerging. Before environmental disasters occur, citizen groups are collaborating with experts, business leaders, and local and federal governments to figure out what is best for their own neighborhoods. These examples point to more than successful environmental action: they represent a model of grassroots democracy that can be applied to the needs of any community."--Jacket.

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