xiii, 371 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"The urgent need to resolve conflicts over forests, fisheries, farming practices, urban sprawl, and greenhouse-gas reductions, among many others, calls for a critical re-thinking of the nature of our democracy and citizenship. This work aims to move the ideas of green democracy and ecological citizenship from the margins to the centre of discussion and debate in Canada. Environmental Conflict and Democracy in Canada offers sixteen case studies to demonstrate that environmental conflicts are always about our rights and responsibilities as citizens and about the quality of our democratic institutions. By bringing together environmental politics and democratic theory, this collection charts a new course for research and activism, one that reveals the deficits of citizenship and how democracy must be extended to achieve a socially just, ecologically sustainable society."--Book jacket.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references: pages -353 and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Ecology, citizenship, democracy / Laurie E. Adkin Unsatisfactory democracy : conflict over Monsanto's genetically engineered wheat / Peter André and Lucy Sharratt Regulating farm pollution in Quebec : environmentalists and the Union des producteurs agricoles contest the meaning of sustainable development / Nathalie Berny, Raymond Hudon, and Maxime Ouellet Modern enclosure : salmon aquaculture and first nations resistance in British Columbia / Donna Harrison Fisheries privatization versus community-based management in Nova Scotia : emerging alliances between first nations and non-native fishers / Martha Stiegman First nations, ENGOs, and Ontario's Lands for Life consultation process / Patricia Ballamingie Participation, information, and forest conflict in the Slocan Valley of British Columbia / Darren R. Bardati The limits of integrated resource management in Alberta for aboriginal and environmental groups : the Northern East Slopes Sustainable Resource and Environmental Management Strategy / Colette Fluet and Naomi Krogman Environmental conflict and democracy in Bella Coola : political ecology on the margins of industria / William T. Hipwell Privatization, deregulation, and environmental protection : the case of provincial parks in Newfoundland and Labrador / James Overton Managing conflict in Alberta : the case of forest certification and citizen committees / John R. Parkins Beyond the reach of democracy? The university and institutional citizenship / Jason Found and R. Michael M'Gonigle The myth of citizen participation : waste management in the Fundy region of New Brunswick / Susan W. Lee Neo-liberalism, water, and first nations / Michael Mascarenhas Contesting development, democracy, and justice in the Red Hill Valley / Jane Mulkewich and Richard Oddie Instant gentrification : social inequality and brownfields redevelopment in downtown Toronto / Cheryl Teelucksingh Taking a stand in exurbia : environmental movements to preserve nature and resist sprawl / Gerda R. Wekerle, L. Anders Sandberg, and Liette Gilbert Democracy from the trenches : environmental conflicts and ecological citizenship / Laurie E. Adkin.
KC206 .E57 2009
Available in Other Form
Online version: Environmental conflict and democracy in Canada. Vancouver : UBC Press, c2009