Author : Warren Magnusson, Karena Shaw
"""Description:This is a must read for everyone interested in how environmental policy gets made. In this highly readable text, the editors have gathered a range of authors that approach environmental politics from several interesting directions. Some of the chapters are highly personal accounts, while others are more abstract and theoretical discussions of what makes up the politics of the environment. You will be impressed to discover how much actual and intellectual territory this covers, and how particular views of history shape a sense of where politics actually occurs. Additionally, the editors have made a conscious effort to provide weblinks to the original documents that tell the story of the high-profile struggle over this ""old-growth"" forest controversy. This lets you get behind the analysis and descriptions to actually see how social science research is conducted. Overall, and excellent introduction to environmental politics as both an academic and activist pursuit."""