Ecological resistance movements are proliferating around the world. Some are explicitly radical in their ideas and militant in their tactics while others have emerged from a variety of social movements that, in response to environmental deterioration, have taken up ecological sustainability as a central objective. This book brings together a team of international scholars to examine contemporary movements of ecological resistance. The first four sections focus on the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and Europe, and the book concludes with a selection of articles that address the philosophical and moral issues these movements pose, assess trends found among them, and evaluate their impacts and prospects. [Among the many contributors to the volume are Daniel Deudney, Robert Edwards, Heidi Hadsell, Sheldon Kamieniecki, Lois Lorentzen, David Rothenberg, Wolfgang Rudig, Jerry Stark, Paul Wapner, and Ben Wisner. ]
Bron Raymond Taylor is Associate Professor of Religion and Social Ethics and Director of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He is the author of Affirmative Action at Work: Law, Politics, and Ethics and has published numerous articles about the religion, politics, and ethics of radical environmentalism.
"The authors pay serious, systematic attention to a social and political phenomenon (grassroots ecological resistance) of global importance. Taylor is correct in his claim in the Preface that insufficient scholarly attention has been paid to grassroots environmentalism. This book takes a big step in the right direction. It will appeal to a wide audience within the academy and without. " — Steve Breyman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"This book provides diverse points of view and gives a hearing for frequently unheard voices. It provides new information about environmental activism on a regional and global scale. " — J. Baird Callicott, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point