A Political Space: Reading the Global through Clayoquot by Warren Magnusson, Karena Shaw

By Warren Magnusson, Karena Shaw

This can be a needs to learn for everybody drawn to how environmental coverage will get made. during this hugely readable textual content, the editors have accrued a variety of authors that procedure environmental politics from numerous attention-grabbing instructions. the various chapters are hugely own debts, whereas others are extra summary and theoretical discussions of what makes up the politics of our environment. you can be inspired to find how a lot real and highbrow territory this covers, and the way specific perspectives of background form a feeling of the place politics truly happens. also, the editors have made a wakeful attempt to supply weblinks to the unique files that inform the tale of the high-profile fight over this "old-growth" woodland controversy. this allows you to get at the back of the research and outlines to really see how social technology examine is carried out. total, and ideal advent to environmental politics as either a tutorial and activist pursuit.

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57–78. ———. 2000. “The Globalization of Political Space: Reflections on Clayoquot Sound,” in Prospects for Development in the Asia-Pacific Area, ed. Robert E. Bedeski and John A. Schofield. Canadian Western Geographical Series, vol. 37. : Western Geographical Press. 79–95. Manuel, George, and Michael Posluns. 1974. The Fourth World: An Indian Reality. Don Mills, Ontario: Collier-Macmillan Canada. Marchak, M. Patricia. 1983. Green Gold: The Forest Industry in British Columbia. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Nevertheless, I was soon drawn into the politics of the place. My first encounters were highly encouraging. They made me think of Tocqueville’s descriptions of democracy in early republican New England (Tocqueville 1990, 62–83, 248–53): here in Clayoquot was civic engagement of a kind that I had not encountered while growing up in California’s Central Valley. I went to a meeting sponsored by the Tofino–Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. 3 The village looks out on Meares, where a lovely sugarloaf-shaped mountain seems to rise up from the sea itself.

1999. Out of the Mist: Treasures of the Nuu-chah-nulth Chiefs. : Royal British Columbia Museum. Carty, R. , ed. 1996. Politics, Policy, and Government in British Columbia. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. Cashore, Benjamin, George Hoberg, Michael Howlett, Jeremy Rayner, and Jeremy Wilson. 2000. In Search of Sustainability: British Columbia Forest Policy in the 1990s. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. Cronon, William, ed. 1996. Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature.

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