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Green States and Social Movements: Environmentalism in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway

John S. Dryzek, David Downes, Christian Hunold, David Schlosberg, and Hans-Kristian Hernes


Social movements take shape in relation to the kind of state they face, while, over time, states are transformed by the movements they both incorporate and resist. Social movements are central to democracy and democratization. This book examines the interaction between states and environmentalism, emblematic of contemporary social movements. The analysis covers the entire sweep of the modern environmental era that begins in the 1970s, emphasizing the comparative history of four countries: the US, UK, Germany, and Norway, each of which captures a particular kind of interest representation. Inte ... More

Keywords: democracy, ecological modernization, environmental risks, environmentalism, green state, interest representation, legitimation, public sphere, social movements, states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199249022
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199249024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John S. Dryzek, author
Australian National University
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David Downes, author
Victoria Department of Education and Training

Christian Hunold, author
Drexel University
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