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A new conservation politics : power, organization building, and effectiveness

Author: David Johns
Publisher: Chichester ; Hoboken (N.J.) : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite many successes in the field of conservation, species extinction rates continue to climb and wild areas and habitats continue to be lost. Many look to more (or better) biology and ecology to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Johns
ISBN: 9781405190145 1405190140 9781405190138 1405190132
OCLC Number: 495263755
Description: 1 vol. (xiv-388 p.) ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments. Introduction-Hard Times. Part 1. The Gauntlet: We Have Met the Enemy and They Are Us and Them . 1. Us. 2. Them, Inertia, Resources and Propaganda. 3. Them and Power. 4. Why We Act-From the Double Helix to World Systems and Sunspots. Part 2. Conservation as if Life Depended on It. 5. The Role of Vision. Part 2.A. Forging the Hammer . 6. The Centrality of Mobilization to Politics. 7. From Vision to Goals. 8. From Goals to Strategy: Answering Strategic Questions. 9. Who Will Do the Heavy Lifting: Targets of Mobilization. 10. Understanding the Targets of Mobilization; and Opponents. 11. Messengers and Channels of Mobilization. 12. Mobilization and Messages. 13. Messages as Story and Symbols. 14. Mobilization and Action. 15. Overarching Tactical Concerns. 16. Monitoring and Evaluation. Part 2.B. Care and Maintenance of the Hammer . 17. Organization and Identity. 18. Organization, Action and Ritual. 19. Organization, Efficacy and Repression. 20. The Life Cycle of Organizations. 21. The Need for Many Organizations. 22. A Final Question. Bibliography. Index.
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"Protecting Earth's rich web of life, and our only known living companions in the universe, depends upon people caring enough to act. This book shows conservationists how to evoke the caring and Read more...

 
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