Complexity in Fifty Years of Canadian Environmental Policy, Governance, and Democracy

By (author) G. Bruce Doern, Graeme Auld & Christopher Stoney
Categories: Political Science
Series: Carleton Library Series
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Paperback : 9780773545823, 440 pages, October 2015


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. 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 their pollution harms and risks.


"Integrating past and current concerns within a robust analytical framework, Green-lite reflects a sophisticated understanding of the evolution of Canadian environmental policy. ” Peter Stoett, Concordia University