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Local environmental movements [electronic resource] : a comparative study of the United States and Japan / edited by Pradyumna P. Karan and Unryu Suganuma ; cartography by Dick Gilbreath.

Contributor(s): Karan, Pradyumna P. (Pradyumna Prasad) | Suganuma, Unryu, 1964-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xii, 303 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780813129235 (electronic bk.); 0813129230 (electronic bk.).Other title: $1!Bs!PV!Kg!8W!6H!`Pi$N!FF![=(B Subject(s): Environmentalism -- United States | Environmentalism -- Japan | Environmental protection -- United States | Environmental protection -- Japan | Environmental Studies | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Sustainable Development | NATURE -- Environmental Conservation & Protection | Internationaler Vergleich | Umweltverband | USA | Japan | Umweltschutz | Japan | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Local environmental movements.DDC classification: 333.720973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Part I. Perspectives on local environmental movements : Local environmental movements: an innovative paradigm to reclaim the environment / Pradyumna P. Karan and Unryu Suganuma -- A comparative history of the U.S. and Japanese environmental movements / Richard Forrest, Miranda Schreurs, and Rachel Penrod -- Virtual grassroots movements: the role of the National Geographic Society as a sustained promoter of environmental awareness / Stanley D. Brunn -- Going global: the use of international politics and norms in local environmental protest movements in Japan / Kim Reimann -- Part II. Protesting the effects of nuclear radiation and chemical weapons : Citizen activism and the nuclear industry in Japan: after the Tokai Village disaster / Nathalie Cavasin -- Citizen advisory boards and the cleanup of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex: public participation or public relations ploy? / John J. Metz -- Grassroots environmental opposition to chemical weapons incineration in Central Kentucky: a success story / David Zurick -- Part III. Seeking to preserve rural and urban landscapes : The role of local groups in the protection of urban farming and farmland in Tokyo / Noritaka Yagasaki and Yasuko Nakamura -- From horse farms to Wal-Mart: the citizens' movement to protect farmland in the central bluegrass region of Kentucky / Dan Carey and Pradyumna P. Karan -- Farmers' efforts toward an environmentally friendly society in Ogata, Japan / Shinji Kawai, Satoru Sato, and Yoshimitsu Taniguchi -- The administrative process of environmental conservation and limits to grassroots activities: the case of Kyoto / Masao Tao -- Part IV. Seeking to preserve the natural environment : Citizens for Saving the Kawabe: an interplay among farmers, fishermen, environmentalists, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport / Todd Stradford -- The efforts of Japan's citizens and nongovernment organizations to maintain people-wildlife relations in rural Japan: a case study of monkeys in Mie Prefecture / Kenichi Nonaka -- The grassroots movement to preserve tidal flats in urban coastal regions in Japan: the case of the Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya / Akiko Ikeguchi and Kohei Okamoto -- The protection of the Shiraho Sea at Ishigaki Island: the grassroots anti-Ishigaki Airport construction movement / Unryu Suganuma -- The management of mountain natural parks by local communities in Japan / Teiji Watanabe -- Part V. Protesting the effect of military activity : Antimilitary and environmental movements in Okinawa / Jonathan Taylor -- Grassroots participation in Hawaiian biodiversity protection and alien-species control / Christopher Jasparro.
Summary: In light of increasing evidence demonstrating the irreparable damage humans have inflicted on the planet, some have adopted a defeatist attitude toward environmental crises. Local Environmental Movements: A Comparative Study of the United States and Japan illustrates how local groups in both Japan and the United States are refusing to surrender the earth to a depleted and polluted fate.
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Part I. Perspectives on local environmental movements : Local environmental movements: an innovative paradigm to reclaim the environment / Pradyumna P. Karan and Unryu Suganuma -- A comparative history of the U.S. and Japanese environmental movements / Richard Forrest, Miranda Schreurs, and Rachel Penrod -- Virtual grassroots movements: the role of the National Geographic Society as a sustained promoter of environmental awareness / Stanley D. Brunn -- Going global: the use of international politics and norms in local environmental protest movements in Japan / Kim Reimann -- Part II. Protesting the effects of nuclear radiation and chemical weapons : Citizen activism and the nuclear industry in Japan: after the Tokai Village disaster / Nathalie Cavasin -- Citizen advisory boards and the cleanup of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex: public participation or public relations ploy? / John J. Metz -- Grassroots environmental opposition to chemical weapons incineration in Central Kentucky: a success story / David Zurick -- Part III. Seeking to preserve rural and urban landscapes : The role of local groups in the protection of urban farming and farmland in Tokyo / Noritaka Yagasaki and Yasuko Nakamura -- From horse farms to Wal-Mart: the citizens' movement to protect farmland in the central bluegrass region of Kentucky / Dan Carey and Pradyumna P. Karan -- Farmers' efforts toward an environmentally friendly society in Ogata, Japan / Shinji Kawai, Satoru Sato, and Yoshimitsu Taniguchi -- The administrative process of environmental conservation and limits to grassroots activities: the case of Kyoto / Masao Tao -- Part IV. Seeking to preserve the natural environment : Citizens for Saving the Kawabe: an interplay among farmers, fishermen, environmentalists, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport / Todd Stradford -- The efforts of Japan's citizens and nongovernment organizations to maintain people-wildlife relations in rural Japan: a case study of monkeys in Mie Prefecture / Kenichi Nonaka -- The grassroots movement to preserve tidal flats in urban coastal regions in Japan: the case of the Fujimae Tidal Flats, Nagoya / Akiko Ikeguchi and Kohei Okamoto -- The protection of the Shiraho Sea at Ishigaki Island: the grassroots anti-Ishigaki Airport construction movement / Unryu Suganuma -- The management of mountain natural parks by local communities in Japan / Teiji Watanabe -- Part V. Protesting the effect of military activity : Antimilitary and environmental movements in Okinawa / Jonathan Taylor -- Grassroots participation in Hawaiian biodiversity protection and alien-species control / Christopher Jasparro.

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In light of increasing evidence demonstrating the irreparable damage humans have inflicted on the planet, some have adopted a defeatist attitude toward environmental crises. Local Environmental Movements: A Comparative Study of the United States and Japan illustrates how local groups in both Japan and the United States are refusing to surrender the earth to a depleted and polluted fate.

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