This comprehensive and accessible new textbook has been designed to cover all aspects of courses on politics and the environment and environmental ethics. Written by experienced teachers of the subject, it introduces students to the key concepts and issues surrounding environmental problems and political solutions. Its starting point is the complex background which informs environmental policies, such as moral beliefs and attitudes towards the environment. It then investigates the people, movements, and organizations that form and implement these policies and explores the impediments to the successful implementation and adoption of environmental policies.Features and benefits of Politics and the Environment include: * Comprehensive coverage: chapters on environmental philosophy and ideology, environmental movements, collective action, environment and economics, international dimensions, European integration, and national and local responses.* International case studies: each chapter includes useful sections exploring real life examples of pressing environmental problems such as animal rights, anti-road movements, air pollution, global warming, and many more.* Further reading: bibliographies including key texts are provided at the end of each chapter.