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Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies

Unique Environmentalism

A Comparative Perspective

Authors: Grendstad, G., Selle, P., Strømsnes, K., Bortne, O.

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This book explains and demonstrates how the Norwegian case of environmentalism is unique. The two connected anomalies of an inclusive and state friendly society and a strong orientation and commitment to local communities make the case stand apart from mainstream international definitions of environmentalism.

The authors study a specific political culture with a rather unique combination of state structure and civil society of which organized environmentalism is an important part. The political culture influences organizational form and organizational ideology as well as the way these organistions are linked to and interact with the goverment. The study shows why international non-government organizations (INGOs) which are successful elsewhere, such as Greenpeace, are unable to establish themselves in some countries.

The study compares Norwegian environmentalism with perspectives and findings from other political systems. More generally, this is also a study on the role of voluntary organizations and civil society in a specific type of democracy. The book throws light on why the working of the Norwegian political system – as well as the Scandinavian political systems more generally – is often misunderstood in the international literature.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • In Defense of Uniqueness

    Pages 1-6

  • The Two Anomalies

    Pages 9-30

  • The Organizational Setting: Early History and Later Developments

    Pages 31-52

  • Who Are the Environmentalists?

    Pages 55-63

  • Environmentalists Without an Attitude

    Pages 64-85

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4029-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unique Environmentalism
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-30525-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-30525-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-30524-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4029-2
Series ISSN
1568-2579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 190
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