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By Kenneth A. Gould, Allan Schnaiberg, Adam S. Weinberg

ISBN-10: 051175275X

ISBN-13: 9780511752759

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In recent times, environmentalism within the usa has more and more emerged on the group point, targeting neighborhood ecological difficulties. The authors critique the fashionable environmental mantra, "think globally, act locally," via studying the possibilities and constraints on neighborhood environmental motion posed via fiscal and political buildings in any respect degrees. 3 case studies--a wetlands safety venture, water toxins of the good Lakes, and buyer waste recycling--demonstrate the demanding situations dealing with citizen-worker activities.

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It is our belief that these three settings (Chapters 2 to 4) are illustrative of the kinds of local political mobilization being organized around local environ- 36 Local Environmental Struggles mental problems. We do not claim that they are perfect examples of all such mobilization, but they represent a sufficient diversity of community conflicts to illustrate our model of transnational-local relationships (Gould et al. 1995). Moreover, we feel that, in each empirical example, we do have a valid sample of events, interactions, and institutions to test our model.

This is more subtly true of the land-based movements depicted in Chapter 2, where local development is increasingly bound up with extralocal developers and where townships are being drawn into relationships with extralocal firms. The increasingly negative impacts of transnational treadmill organizations on both employment and wages, and the increasing withdrawals from and additions to local and national ecosystems, have forced more and more groups of citizen-workers, local communities, and nations to seek new investments in order to offset these effects.

S. Census report did note the following trends of increased below-poverty-level wages: . . a sharp increase over the past decade in the likelihood that a year-round, fulltime worker . . will have . . [low] annual earnings. 1 percent of all year-round, full-time workers had low annual earnings. By 1990, the number . . 0 percent. Young workers have the highest likelihood of receiving low earnings . . but the rate has increased since 1979 for all age groups below 65 years of age. . 5 percent.

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