Environment and Society

Environment and Society

Series editor: Kimberly Smith, Professor of Environmental Studies and Political Science, Carleton College

Environment and Society seeks innovative and interdisciplinary explorations of the ways humans shape the environment, and, in turn, the ways the environment shapes the human experience.

The series will build upon our publishing program’s established strengths in history, politics, law, and public policy, but also seek out explicitly interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary scholarship that speaks to environmental issues. Our goal is to bring new energy and insight to the field of environmental studies with scholarship that brings together ideas and methods from across disciplinary divides in a productive conversation about important issues.

We seek books that orient us to the future by incisive new narratives of the past, or which are forward looking, offering bold policy innovations and fresh directions for social change. To accomplish this, the books will be written in a style which invites scholars, policy makers, and engaged citizens to participate in the shared pursuit of a better understanding of the environmental challenges we all face.

Please direct proposals to the series editor: Kimberly Smith, ksmith@carleton.edu

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The Conservation Constitution

The Conservation Movement and Constitutional Change, 1870–1930

Kimberly K. Smith

October 2019
344 pages

The End of Sustainability

Resilience and the Future of Environmental Governance in the Anthropocene

Melinda Harm Benson and Robin Kundis Craig

November 2017
256 pages

Sustainable Cities in American Democracy

From Postwar Urbanism to a Civic Green New Deal

Carmen Sirianni

September 2020
464 pages

The View from Space

NASA's Evolving Struggle to Understand Our Home Planet

Richard Leshner and Thor Hogan

October 2019
264 pages

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