Environmentalism and environmental history in the twenty-first century -- A brief history of German environmentalism, part 1: 1900-1980 -- Interim remarks: explaining the rise of environmentalism -- A brief history of German environmentalism, part 2: 1980-2013 -- German environmentalism in midpassage -- How green after all?
This study provides an overview of the development of German environmentalism from the late nineteenth century to the present. Looking at Germany in an international context, it discusses the full range of environmental issues and how it evolved from a concern about pollution and natural monuments to global warming and biodiversity. It defines environmentalism broadly and looks at civic activism, government policies and culture and life. The book seeks to historicize the notion that Germany may serve as a role model for other industrialized countries