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Neil McNaughton

Issues concerning women The environment 120 9 ➤ The background and origins of the environment as a political issue ➤ A review of the ways in which the environment became a more prominent issue ➤ Description and assessment of New Labour environmental policies after 1997 DEFINING THE TERM ‘ENVIRONMENT’ The term ‘environment’ is a broad one and we need first to establish which aspects are covered here. For the purposes of this chapter, we will recognise the following meanings. ● Matters concerning the physical environment, including air and water quality

in Understanding British and European political issues
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Georgina Blakeley
Brendan Evans

The chapter notes the growing importance of the environment throughout the period after 2017 and considers whether it gave the metro-mayors an opportunity to evolve the office. The manifestos in 2017 were clear with Burnham, for example, promising ‘a Green City’, a Green Summit, a public debate, a new target to end carbon emissions, a Clean Air Plan, a city forest park and an end to fracking. Rotheram grouped his pledges under three headings: green and renewable energy, low carbon transport and sustainable

in Devolution in Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region
Chris Pearson

9 ‘Greening’ militarized environments Introduction Within the militarized environment of Captieux firing range, plants, such as marsh clubmoss, thrive amongst the drainage lakes created by the US army during its construction of weapon storage facilities in the early 1950s.1 The military presence at Captieux unintentionally created suitable conditions for rare species to flourish. Now, some ninety years after its militarization during the First World War, Captieux is set to be integrated into the European Union’s Natura 2000 network of ecologically rare and

in Mobilizing nature
Kalahandi, c.1800–1950
Biswamoy Pati

2 Environment and social history: Kalahandi, c.1800–1950 Kalahandi is in the north-west section of present-day Orissa province, bordering Raipur (Madhya Pradesh) and the Koraput district in the west; the Koraput district in the south; Bolangir, Sambalpur and Raipur in the north; and the Koraput district and Baudh-Khondmals in the east. Originally a feudal state, with five zamindaris (Karlapat, Mahulpatana, Madanpur-Rampur, Lanjigarh and Kashipur),1 Kalahandi merged with Orissa on 1 January 1948. The undivided Kalahandi district stretches across an area of 11

in South Asia from the margins
David MacDougall

4 Environments of childhood Inner and outer worlds Children present a puzzle to the filmmaker. They belong to an elusive social group, with its own rules and rituals. They jealously guard the secrets of their private lives. Their relations with adults are ambivalent and variable. They can be distrustful and keep their distance and yet at other times show astonishing candour and affection. They have their own distinctive ways of speaking and thinking – a fact now confirmed by neuroscientists, although long assumed by Jean Piaget and many developmental

in The looking machine
Chris Pearson

8 Opposing militarized environments Introduction In 1965 the poet and former resister, René Char, published a small booklet protesting the military’s proposal to establish a series of nuclear missile silos on Plateau d’Albion (see chapter 7). Dedicating La Provence point oméga to the region’s migratory birds, Char wrote how militarization would ‘wound’ the soil that produced truffles, vines, wild mushrooms, apples, and peaches. Nuclear missiles – with all the social and environmental risks they entailed – would replace this natural bounty. Warning that the

in Mobilizing nature
Thomas Martin

understanding of problem environments, which are then acted upon by the Prevent assemblage. In doing so, the chapter details how British communities policy and the Prevent agenda come to be intimately bound together. The problematic identified in the past two chapters renders environments within which becoming takes place as a central concern. In this chapter, the book analyses these environments, exploring how certain communities and institutional spaces come to be seen as problematic, conducive to radicalisation. In analysing

in Counter-radicalisation policy and the securing of British identity
An introduction

Introduction A healthy marine environment is not only desirable in and of itself, but is also vital for humans if the seas are to continue to be able to provide substantial amounts of food, supply genetic resources, remove large quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and regulate temperatures around the planet. 1 However, for the past century or more, human

in The law of the sea
Dane Kennedy

Introduction Exploration, the environment and empire are inextricably intertwined with one another. Exploration was first and foremost an enterprise that required engagement with an unfamiliar environment, whether it was seductively appealing, as was the case with the tropical islands of the South Pacific, or harshly unforgiving, as was true of the frigid wastelands of the

in Writing imperial histories