- Introduction by Joanne Bauer, Editor | 05/01/2006
- Chapter 3 Rethinking Indian Environmentalism
| Amita Baviskar, Kavita Philip, Subir Sinha | 05/01/2006
This chapter from Forging Environmentalism describes two case studies in India: air pollution control in Delhi and fisheries management in Kerala.
- Online Exclusive: On the Distinction between Resource Use and Industrial Pollution
| Steven Yearley | 05/01/2006
This commentary on the book Forging Environmentalism compares the politics of pollution and the management of conflicts surrounding natural resource use. It also examines the validity of the resource use and industrial pollution categories themselves, clarifying for us the ways policy practitioners and scholars approach environmental problems.
- Chapter 1 The Politics and Ethics of Going Green in China
| Liu Yu, Pan Wei, Shen Mingming, Song Guojun, Vivian Bertrand, Mary Child, Judith Shapiro | 05/01/2006
This chapter from Forging Environmentalism examines two cases of China’s progressive environmental policies undertaken or backed by the government.
- Chapter 5 The Value of Legality in Environmental Action
| Sheila Jasanoff | 05/01/2006
In Forging Environmentalism, Sheila Jasanoff examines the role of the law in the country case studies, both as a culturally specific expression of each society’s political and moral values and as a reflection of a universal commitment to lawfulness.
- Discussion Questions
These discussion questions based on the book Forging Environmentalism are designed as a resource for instructors teaching environmental politics and policies, Asia studies, and international affairs at the undergraduate and graduate level.
- Chapter 4 Two Faces of American Environmentalism
| David Jenkins, Scott Bruton, Joanne Bauer, Diane E. Austin, Thomas McGuire, Keith Kloor | 05/01/2006
This chapter from Forging Environmentalism presents two case studies: the small town of Grand Bois, Louisiana, which was sickened by the oilfield waste deposited in a nearby pit; and Civano, on the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona, which was originally conceived as a solar village demonstration project.
- Chapter 7 Evaluating Environmental Justice Claims
| Robert Melchior Figueroa | 05/01/2006
Robert Figueroa uses the cases from Forging Environmentalism to illustrate the various modes of injustice that often characterize environmental controversies. In every case, he points out, a community is forced to shoulder a disproportionate share of the burden of a harmful industrial practice or an environmental policy, or is unjustly deprived of a resource.
- Chapter 2 From Kogai to Kankyo Mondai
| Kada Yukiko, Tanaka Shigeru, Aoyagi-Usui Midori, Arakaki Tazusa, Watanabe Shinichi, Steven Hoffman | 05/01/2006
This chapter from Forging Environmentalism presents two (primary and secondary) industrial pollution case studies and two (primary and secondary) resource use cases studies in Japan.
- Chapter 8 Framing Shared Values
| Clark Miller | 05/01/2006
Miller examines the implications of the case studies from Forging Environmentalism. Taking into account the culturally grounded ways in which people come to hold environmental values, he proposes three ways to view environmental values related to governance: framing, styles of reasoning, and trust.
- News and Corrections | 05/01/2006
- Chapter 6 Environmental Transformations and the Values of Modernity
| Arun Agrawal | 05/01/2006
In this commentary chapter from Forging Environmentalism, Arun Agrawal analyzes the case studies to identify the values of modernity at play in them. He examines how different values influence and are reflected in social-environmental processes.