A Political Space: Reading the Global through Clayoquot by Warren Magnusson, Karena Shaw

By Warren Magnusson, Karena Shaw

This can be a needs to learn for everybody attracted to how environmental coverage will get made. during this hugely readable textual content, the editors have accumulated various authors that procedure environmental politics from a number of attention-grabbing instructions. a number of the chapters are hugely own money owed, whereas others are extra summary and theoretical discussions of what makes up the politics of our environment. you can be inspired to find how a lot real and highbrow territory this covers, and the way specific perspectives of historical past form a feeling of the place politics truly happens. also, the editors have made a wide awake attempt to supply weblinks to the unique files that inform the tale of the high-profile fight over this "old-growth" woodland controversy. this permits you to get in the back of the research and outlines to truly see how social technological know-how learn is performed. total, and ideal advent to environmental politics as either a tutorial and activist pursuit.

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Both parts of this equation—the disruption of familiar assumptions and terrains of politics and the struggle to articulate different futures from those we have inherited—pose crucial challenges to all who are interested in politics, whether as students and teachers of politics, as activists, or as citizens. It is in this sense that I see Clayoquot as a microcosm of politics: the particularities of Clayoquot may be unique, but the underlying tensions—the questions and problems at stake there—are not.

Hayter, Roger. 2000. Flexible Crossroads: The Restructuring of British Columbia’s Forest Economy. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. Klein, Naomi. 2000. No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf Canada. 20 • Warren Magnusson Magnusson, Warren. 1999. ” In Canadian Politics, ed. James P. Bickerton and Alain-G. Gagnon, 3d ed. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press. 57–78. ———. 2000. “The Globalization of Political Space: Reflections on Clayoquot Sound,” in Prospects for Development in the Asia-Pacific Area, ed.

Although the decision increased the protected spaces in the Sound, much of the new protected area was either shoreline or bog forest, with many of the pristine watersheds, mountain viewscapes, and rare ecosystems left unprotected (Sierra Club of Western Canada 1993). Although some other parts of the Sound were designated “special management areas,” there was no indication of the conditions under which they might, or might not, be logged. Worst of all for the government, the NDP’s purchase of Encountering Clayoquot • 39 MacMillan Bloedel shares gave the appearance of a conflict of interest, with the government having little motivation to protect the region (Seaton 1993).

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