By John M. Meyer
The notion of sacrifice is the unstated factor of environmental politics. Politicians, the media, and plenty of environmentalists imagine that well-off populations will not make sacrifices now for destiny environmental merits and will not switch their styles and perceptions of intake to make ecological room for the world's 3 billion or so terrible wanting to enhance their way of life. The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice challenges those assumptions, arguing that they restrict our coverage techniques, weaken our skill to visualize daring motion for swap, and blind us to the methods sacrifice already figures in way of life. the concept that of sacrifice has been interestingly unexamined in either activist and educational conversations approximately environmental politics, and this e-book is the 1st to confront it without delay. The chapters deliver numerous disciplinary views to the subject. participants supply choices to the normal knowledge on sacrifice; establish connections among sacrifice and human success in way of life, discovering such concrete examples as mom and dad' sacrifices in elevating young children, spiritual perform, artists' pursuit in their paintings, and squaddies and policemen who hazard their lives to do their jobs; and consider specific guidelines and practices that form our realizing of environmental difficulties, together with the carbon tax, incentives for cyclists, and the perils of eco-friendly intake. The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice places "sacrifice" firmly into the dialog approximately powerful environmental politics and regulations, insisting that activists and students do greater than swap the topic whilst the belief is introduced.
ContributorsPeter Cannavò, Shane Gunster, Cheryl corridor, Karen Litfin, Michael Maniates, John M. Meyer, Simon Nicholson, Anna Peterson, Thomas Princen, Sudhir Chella Rajan, Paul Wapner, Justin Williams