Environmental Movements around the World
Shades of Green in Politics and Culture
by Timothy Doyle and Sherilyn MacGregor, Editors
December 2013, 754pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
2 volumes, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-0-313-39353-2
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An unprecedented study of environmentalism, environmental movements, and efforts at "greening" across the globe, written by culturally embedded scholars with both academic expertise and first-hand experience with grassroots advocacy.

Protection of our planet, its people, and its natural resources has been a topic of numerous debates in many nations for the past 50 years. Each hemisphere, continent, and country has environmental challenges unique to the region, giving birth to green movements all over the world. Until now, very few resources have compiled the political, scientific, economic, philosophical, and religious viewpoints of these programs in one place. This two-volume work provides a comprehensive collection of the ideas and actions that inform environmentalism, at local, national, and regional levels across the globe.

Environmental Movements around the World: Shades of Green in Politics and Culture includes viewpoints from experts in the fields of political science, history, international relations, environmental studies, and sociology that enable readers to compare and contrast different cultures’ attitudes and solutions towards environmental issues. Providing both a broad view of international efforts to protect the earth while also spotlighting very specific examples of environmentally motivated strategies, the set explores the political strategies and cultural perspectives behind conservation and environmental activism in countries worldwide.


  • Features country-based case studies of environmental movements to provide representative research data from different world regions
  • Provides a cross-discipline perspective from the fields of ecology, environmental studies, political science, international relations, history, sociology, and geography
  • Compiles a full picture of environmental, green, and conservation movements from around the globe, including nations such as Brazil, China, Germany, India, Israel, New Zealand, Nigeria, and Russia
Timothy Doyle, PhD, is professor of politics and international studies and founding chair of management for the Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre (IPGRC) at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Additionally, Doyle is chair of politics and international relations in SPIRE at Keele University in Staffordshire, United Kingdom. His published works include Environmental Movements in Majority and Minority Worlds: A Global Perspective; Crucible for Survival: Environmental Security and Justice in the Indian Ocean Region; Environmental Politics and Policy Making in Australia; Environment and Politics; and Green Power: The Environment Movement in Australia He is also coauthor of Environmentalism, Resistance and Solidarity: The Politics of Friends of the Earth International.

Sherilyn MacGregor, PhD, is senior lecturer in environmental politics at Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, and joint editor of Environmental Politics journal. Her published works include Beyond Mothering Earth: Ecological Citizenship and the Politics of Care and several recent journal articles on gender and climate change. She holds a doctorate in environmental studies from York University, Toronto, Canada.


"This two-volume set is a valuable addition to the environmentalism literature due to its embedded international focus. . . . One hopes that Doyle and MacGregor will continue their work of 'worlding environmentalism.'. . . Recommended."—Choice, July 1, 2014
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