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Local environmental movements : a comparative study of the United States and Japan = 日米環境問題の比較 /
Local environmental movements : a comparative study of the United States and Japan

Author: edited by Pradyumna P. Karan and Unryu Suganuma ; cartography by Dick Gilbreath. ; ; Pradyumna P Karan; Unryu Suganuma
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the wake of evidence demonstrating the irreparable damage humans have inflicted on the planet, some have adopted a defeatist attitude toward environmental crises. This book illustrates how local  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: edited by Pradyumna P. Karan and Unryu Suganuma ; cartography by Dick Gilbreath. ; ; Pradyumna P Karan; Unryu Suganuma
ISBN: 9780813124889 0813124883
OCLC Number: 226389275
Description: xii, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I. Perspectives on local environmental movements : Local environmental movements: an innovative paradigm to reclaim the environment / Pradyumna P. Karan and Unryu Suganuma --
A comparative history of the U.S. and Japanese environmental movements / Richard Forrest, Miranda Schreurs, and Rachel Penrod --
Virtual grassroots movements: the role of the National Geographic Society as a sustained promoter of environmental awareness / Stanley D. Brunn --
Going global: the use of international politics and norms in local environmental protest movements in Japan / Kim Reimann --
Part II. Protesting the effects of nuclear radiation and chemical weapons : Citizen activism and the nuclear industry in Japan: after the Tokai Village disaster / Nathalie Cavasin --
Citizen advisory boards and the cleanup of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex: public participation or public relations ploy? / John J. Metz --
Grassroots environmental opposition to chemical weapons incineration in Central Kentucky: a success story / David Zurick --
Part III. Seeking to preserve rural and urban landscapes : The role of local groups in the protection of urban farming and farmland in Tokyo / Noritaka Yagasaki and Yasuko Nakamura --
From horse farms to Wal-Mart: the citizens' movement to protect farmland in the central bluegrass region of Kentucky / Dan Carey and Pradyumna P. Karan --
Farmers' efforts toward an environmentally friendly society in Ogata, Japan / Shinji Kawai, Satoru Sato, and Yoshimitsu Taniguchi --
The administrative process of environmental conservation and limits to grassroots activities: the case of Kyoto / Masao Tao --
Part IV. Seeking to preserve the natural environment : Citizens for Saving the Kawabe: an interplay among farmers, fishermen, environmentalists, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport / Todd Stradford --
The efforts of Japan's citizens and nongovernment organizations to maintain people-wildlife relations in rural Japan: a case study of monkeys in Mie Prefecture / Kenichi Nonaka --
The grassroots movement to preserve tidal flats in urban coastal regions in Japan: the case of the Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya / Akiko Ikeguchi and Kohei Okamoto --
The protection of the Shiraho Sea at Ishigaki Island: the grassroots anti-Ishigaki Airport construction movement / Unryu Suganuma --
The management of mountain natural parks by local communities in Japan / Teiji Watanabe --
Part V. Protesting the effect of military activity : Antimilitary and environmental movements in Okinawa / Jonathan Taylor --
Grassroots participation in Hawaiian biodiversity protection and alien-species control / Christopher Jasparro.
Responsibility: edited by Pradyumna P. Karan and Unryu Suganuma ; cartography by Dick Gilbreath.
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