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Author Johns, David, 1951-

Title A new conservation politics : power, organization building, and effectiveness / David Johns
Published Chichester, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 388 pages)
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: hard times -- Part 1 The Gauntlet: we have met the enemy and they are both us and them -- 1 Us -- 2 Them: inertia, inequality, and propaganda -- 3 Them: power -- 4 Why we act from the double helix to world systems and sunspots -- Part 2 Conservation as if life depended on it -- 5 The role of vision -- Part 2A Forging the hammer -- 6 The centrality of mobilization to politics -- 7 From vision to goals -- 8 From goals to strategy: answering strategic questions -- 9 Who will do the heavy lifting: targets of mobilization -- 10 Understanding the targets of mobilization; and opponents -- 11 Messengers and channels for mobilization -- 12 Mobilization and messages -- 13 Message as story and symbol -- 14 Mobilization and action -- 15 Overarching tactical concerns -- 16 Monitoring and evaluation -- Part 2B The care and maintenance of the hammer -- 17 Organization and identity -- 18 Organization, action, and ritual -- 19 Organization, efficacy, and repression -- 20 The life cycle of organizations -- 21 The need for many organizations -- 22 A final question -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Despite many successes in the field of conservation, species extinction rates continue to climb and wild areas and habitats continue to be lost. Many look to more (or better) biology and ecology to solve the problem but the obstacles are not just scientif
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-372) and index
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Subject Conservationists -- Political activity -- United States.
Environmental protection -- Political aspects -- United States.
Nature conservation -- Political aspects -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008045481
ISBN 1405190132 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1405190140 (paperback; alk. paper)
1444312014 (electronic bk.)
9781405190138 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9781405190145 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781444312010 (electronic bk.)