Format Type: PDF, Kindle
Read Online: 648
Bioregionalism and Civil Society addresses the urgent need forsustainability in industrialized societies. It explores the bioregionalmovement in the US, Canada, and Mexico, examining its vision, values,strategies, and tools for building sustainablesocieties. Practically, Mike Carr argues for bioregionalism as aplace-specific, community movement that can stand in diverse oppositionto the homogenizing trends of corporate globalization. Theoretically,the author seeks lessons for civil society-based social theory andstrategy. Carr's argument that bioregional values andcommunity-building tools support a diverse, democratic, socially justcivil society that respects the natural world makes a significantcontribution to the fields of green political science, social changetheory, and environmental thought.