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From Dismal Swamp to Smiling Farms

Food, Agriculture, and Change in the Holland Marsh

UBC Press

From Dismal Swamp to Smiling Farms reveals how some of the most profitable farmland in Canada has been shaped, and ultimately imperilled, by liberal notions of progress and nature.

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Fossilized

Environmental Policy in Canada's Petro-Provinces

UBC Press

Fossilized reveals how Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador – blinded by exceptional economic growth from 2005 to 2015 – undermined environmental policies to intensify ecologically detrimental extreme oil extraction.

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Indigenous Empowerment through Co-management

Land Claims Boards, Wildlife Management, and Environmental Regulation

UBC Press

This book is a clear, compelling, and evidence-based assessment of the effectiveness of co-management boards in providing Indigenous peoples with genuine influence over land and wildlife decisions affecting their traditional territories.

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The Intellectual Property–Regulatory Complex

Overcoming Barriers to Innovation in Agricultural Genomics

UBC Press

This book offers a pathway forward for innovation in agricultural genomics by identifying and addressing the significant obstacles posed by conflicting intellectual property and biosafety regimes.

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Leaky Governance

Alternative Service Delivery and the Myth of Water Utility Independence

UBC Press

Municipalities face important water supply challenges. One response has been to render utilities independent from municipal government through alternative service delivery. Both water management and municipal governance must be strengthened to meet contemporary water supply needs.

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Cleaner, Greener, Healthier

A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies

UBC Press

David R. Boyd reveals striking weaknesses in Canadian environmental law, describes the damage these flaws are wreaking on human health, and identifies practical, proven, and affordable solutions to these problems.

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The First Green Wave

Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario

UBC Press

The First Green Wave examines the origins and development of first wave environmental activism (1967-86) in Toronto, home to one of Canada’s earliest and most dynamic communities of environmentalists.

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Resistance Is Fertile

Canadian Struggles on the BioCommons

UBC Press

A critical look at the social, environmental, and economic impacts of agricultural biotechnology in Canada.

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Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada

UBC Press

Aboriginal Peoples and Forest Lands in Canada explores the historical, political, cultural, legal, and ethical issues surrounding forest resource use and discusses opportunities for collaboration between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals.

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Health and Sustainability in the Canadian Food System

Advocacy and Opportunity for Civil Society

UBC Press

Lays out new strategies for advocacy groups to achieve a sustainable, healthy food system.

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Blue-Green Province

The Environment and the Political Economy of Ontario

UBC Press

Blue-Green Province provides the first comprehensive study of environmental policy in Ontario and explores what lessons on the future of environmental and economic policy in Canada might be learned from this province’s experience.

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The Environmental Rights Revolution

A Global Study of Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment

UBC Press

David Boyd shows that recognition of the right to a healthy environment is not only growing, it is having a profound influence on public policy and environmental protection.

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Managed Annihilation

An Unnatural History of the Newfoundland Cod Collapse

UBC Press

By examining one of the largest natural resource management failures of the twentieth century – the collapse of the Newfoundland cod fishery – this book seeks to understand the history of, and possible alternatives to, managerial responses to environmental issues.

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The Aquaculture Controversy in Canada

Activism, Policy, and Contested Science

UBC Press

A comprehensive examination of the aquaculture controversy in Canada.

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Speaking for Ourselves

Environmental Justice in Canada

UBC Press

This book showcases the work of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars who uphold environmental justice as the path to a more just, equitable, and sustainable Canada.

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Sensing Changes

Technologies, Environments, and the Everyday, 1953-2003

UBC Press

These narratives about state-driven megaprojects and technological and regulatory changes reveal how humans make sense of their world in the face of rapid environmental change.

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Environmental Conflict and Democracy in Canada

Edited by Laurie E. Adkin
UBC Press

This path-breaking collection brings together environmental politics and democratic theory to reveal the deficits of citizenship and how democracy must be extended to achieve a socially just, ecologically sustainable society in Canada.

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Adaptive Co-Management

Collaboration, Learning, and Multi-Level Governance

UBC Press

This book provides a comprehensive synthesis of the core concepts, strategies, and tools in adaptive co-management, where adaptive processes, feedback learning, and flexible partnerships that are reshaping environmental governance.

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Taking the Air

Ideas and Change in Canada's National Parks

UBC Press
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Genetically Modified Diplomacy

The Global Politics of Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment

UBC Press

This book traces the emergence of the 2000 Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety – and the discourse of precaution toward GEOs that the protocol institutionalized internationally.

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Hunters at the Margin

Native People and Wildlife Conservation in the Northwest Territories

UBC Press

Hunters at the Margin examines the conflict in the Northwest Territories between Native hunters and conservationists, arguing that game regulations and national parks helped assert state authority over traditional hunting cultures.

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Sustainable Production

Building Canadian Capacity

Edited by Glen Toner
UBC Press
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Eau Canada

The Future of Canada's Water

Edited by Karen Bakker
UBC Press

The country’s top water experts discusses our most pressing water issues.

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The 1985 Pacific Salmon Treaty

Sharing Conservation Burdens and Benefits

UBC Press

Beginning late in the nineteenth century and culminating in the 1985 Pacific Salmon Treaty, Canada and the United States carried out long and contentious negotiations to provide a framework for cooperation for conserving and sharing the vitally important Pacific salmon resource. This book traces provides an insider’s perspective on the tumultuous negotiations.

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Linking Industry and Ecology

A Question of Design

UBC Press

This remarkable volume makes a compelling argument for the need to think ecologically to develop innovative and competitive industrial policy.

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A Dynamic Balance

Social Capital and Sustainable Community Development

Edited by Ann Dale and Jenny Onyx
UBC Press

Illustrates the links between two normally disparate literatures—social capital and sustainable development—within the overall context of local community development.

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Canadian Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, 2nd ed.

Political Economy and Public Policy

UBC Press

This innovative book offers an interdisciplinary framework with which to think through ecological, political, economic, and social issues, provding one of the most comprehensive analyses of Canadian natural resource and environmental policy to date.

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Biotechnology Unglued

Science, Society, and Social Cohesion

UBC Press

The two faces of biotechnology are revealed throughout to show the promises and perils associated with a range of innovations.

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Bioregionalism and Civil Society

Democratic Challenges to Corporate Globalism

UBC Press

Mike Carr supports bioregional values and community-building tools for a diverse, democratic, socially-just civil society.

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Misplaced Distrust

Policy Networks and the Environment in France, the United States, and Canada

UBC Press

A timely comparative study of state-network interactions in agro-environmental policy-making in the US, Canada, and France.

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Unnatural Law

Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy

UBC Press

This award-winning book comprehensively assesses of the strengths and weaknesses of Canadian environmental law.

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Restoration of the Great Lakes

Promises, Practices, and Performances

UBC Press

Using original findings from surveys, interviews, and other documents, this volume looks at how various levels of government are attempting to restore the environment in the Great Lakes.

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The Cost of Climate Policy

UBC Press

We all want to reduce the risks of global warming, but how much will this cost? What will it mean on a personal, business, or community level? What policy responses should we expect from our governments?

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At the Edge

Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

UBC Press

This timely book argues for governance based on human responsibility and recognition of the interconnectedness of human and natural systems.

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Sustaining the Forests of the Pacific Coast

Forging Truces in the War in the Woods

UBC Press

This thoughtful collection of essays examines forest policy in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.

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In Search of Sustainability

British Columbia Forest Policy in the 1990s

UBC Press

A provocative, sobering examination of British Columbia's forest industry in the 1990s.

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Biodiversity and Democracy

Rethinking Nature and Society

UBC Press

In Biodiversity and Democracy, Paul Wood argues that the problem of extinction can be traced to how we think about both biodiversity and democratic societies.

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Against the Grain

Foresters and Politics in Nova Scotia

UBC Press

This book argues that forestry is a more diverse and complex activity than has been generally recognized. It also underlines the political character of the profession.

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Once Upon an Oldman

Special Interest Politics and the Oldman River Dam

UBC Press

Once Upon an Oldman is an account of the controversy that surrounded the Alberta government's construction of a dam on the Oldman River to provide water for irrigation in the southern part of the province.

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