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Author Doern, G. Bruce, 1942- author.

Title Green-lite : complexity in fifty years of Canadian environmental policy, governance, and democracy / G. Bruce Doern, Graeme Auld, and Christopher Stoney.

Publication Info. Montreal ; Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Carleton library series ; 234
Carleton library series ; 234.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Anchored in the core literature on natural resources, energy production, and environmental analysis, Green-lite is a critical examination of Canadian environmental policy, governance, and politics drawing out key policy and governance patterns to show that the Canadian story is one of complexity and often weak performance. Making a compelling argument for deeper historical analysis of environmental policy and situating environmental concerns within political and fiscal agendas, the authors provide extended discussions on three relatively new features of environmental policy: the federal-cities and urban sustainability regime, the federal-municipal infrastructure regime, and the regime of agreements with NGO and businesses that often relegate governments to observing participants rather than being policy leaders. They probe the Harper era's muzzling of environmental science and scientists, Canada's oil sands energy and resource economy, and the government's core Alberta and Western Canadian political base. The first book to provide an integrated, historical, and conceptual examination of Canadian environmental policy over many decades, Green-lite captures complex notions of what environmental policy and green agendas seek to achieve in a business-dominated economy, of diverse energy producing technologies, and pollution harms and risks."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT -- 1. Conceptual Foundations -- 2. Canadian Environmental Policy and Agendas in Liberal and Conservative Prime Ministerial Eras -- 3. International Environmental Policy: Canada-US Relations and Global Agreements -- pt. TWO EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF SIX ENVIRONMENTAL REGIMES -- 4. Environment Canada -- Centred Regime -- 5. Energy -- Environment Regime -- 6. Natural Resources -- Environment Regime -- 7. Federal -- Cities and Urban Sustainability Regime -- 8. Federal -- Municipal Infrastructure Sustainability Regime -- 9. NGO, Market, and Business -- Environment Regime -- 10. Green-lite: Complexity in Fifty Years of Canadian Environmental Policy, Governance, and Democracy.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Environmental policy -- Canada -- History -- 20th century.
Environmental policy -- Canada -- History -- 21st century.
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Auld, Graeme, author.
Stoney, Christopher, author.
Other Form: Doern, G. Bruce, 1942- Green-lite.: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2015] ©2015 Carleton library series Carleton library series ; (CaOONL)20159042763 (OCoLC)908628865
ISBN 9780773597488 (pdf)
9780773597495 (epub)