New Environmentalism

Managing New Zealand’s Environmental Diversity

Authors: de Freitas, Christopher, Perry, Martin

  • Presents an inclusive national case study in new environmentalism assessing New Zealand’s green credentials
  • Includes a wealth of case studies and discussion points that invite further exploration and classroom debate
  • A concise study guide summarizing key issues and suggesting further reading concludes each chapter
  • Interdisciplinary text accessible to lecturers and undergraduates studying environmental management in a range of academic contexts
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About this Textbook

This book explains the role of New Zealand’s environmental agencies and regulatory legislation, taking in the impact of international agreements and treaties. It traces the fortunes of sustainable policy approaches and analyzes the activities of the public agencies charged with managing the environment. Moving on to a detailed thematic status report on New Zealand’s environment, it examines rural, freshwater, coastal, oceanic, atmospheric and urban zones. Finally, chapters detail public perceptions and normative environmental values as well as the depth of business commitment to environmental responsibility. An ideal introduction to the topic for a diverse range of scholars, the book eschews any specific theoretical framework in charting the recent evolution, current operation and future trajectory of environmentalism in New Zealand. It backs strategic advice with both social and ecological data, and raises questions over the country’s reputation for greenness at the same time as recognizing its numerous achievements. With neat summaries of key issues at the end of each chapter, expansive guidance on further reading, and a multitude of examples ideal for classroom debate, this volume gives us an informed, objective, and wide-ranging appraisal on a topic of increasing centrality in the policy debate.

About the authors

Chris de Freitas is an associate professor in the School of Environment, University of Auckland and Martin Perry is an associate professor in the School of Management, Massey University (Wellington).

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book fills an important niche as a text for introductory courses on environmental management in a number of disciplines … . To aid student learning, each of the chapters is preceded by a list of key questions and an abstract. There is a study guide at the end of each chapter comprising a chapter summary and discussion questions. The list of references at the end of each chapter provides a good guide to recent literature.” (Ali Memon, New Zealand Geographer, 2014)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The New Zealand Environment

    Freitas, Chris R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Alternative Approaches to Environmental Management

    Freitas, Chris R. (et al.)

    Pages 25-60

  • Agencies and Laws

    Freitas, Chris R. (et al.)

    Pages 61-104

  • Principles and Indicators

    Freitas, Chris R. (et al.)

    Pages 105-132

  • The Land

    Freitas, Chris R. (et al.)

    Pages 133-161

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8254-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8253-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Environmentalism
Book Subtitle
Managing New Zealand’s Environmental Diversity
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8254-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8254-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8253-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 303
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations
Topics