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Environmental politics and institutional change

Author: Elim Papadakis
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Reshaping Australian institutions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Environmentalism is one of the major issues of our time, and its rise has attracted substantial interest among students of politics and social change. A key question is how responsive are our institutions to the great challenges posed by environmental concerns? This book uses the issue of environment to explore and test speculation about institutional change and the character and effectiveness of the political
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elim Papadakis
ISBN: 0521554071 9780521554077 0521556317 9780521556316
OCLC Number: 34471188
Description: xiii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction. 1. Innovation and tradition. 2. Stimulus and response: the rise of environmentalism. 3. Framing the analysis --
pt. II. Political Institutions, Innovation and Social Change. 4. The 'centrality' of political institutions. 5. The circularity of political communication and dialogue. 6. Disrupting the circularity of political communication: the role of social movements. 7. Design, evolution and the environmental movement --
pt. III. Political Organisations and Adaptation. 8. Inertia and innovation. 9. Missed opportunities: The Liberal and National Parties. 10. Leading the charge for the green vote: The Australian Labor Party. 11. Fundamentally green: The Australian Democrats. 12. Overcoming institutional inertia --
pt. IV. The Media, Agenda Setting and Public Opinion. 13. The articulation of environmental issues by the media. 14. Media stereotypes and adaptation. 15. Public opinion and survey research. 16. Mass opinion on environmental issues.
Series Title: Reshaping Australian institutions.
Responsibility: Elim Papadakis.
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