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The Greenest Nation?: A New History of German Environmentalism

Frank Uekötter


The book provides an overview of the development of German environmentalism from the late nineteenth century to the present. Looking at Germany in an international context, it discusses the full range of environmental issues and how it evolved from a concern about pollution and natural monuments to global warming and biodiversity. It defines environmentalism broadly and looks at civic activism, government policies and culture and life. The book seeks to historicize the notion that Germany may serve as a role model for other industrialized countries. It shows that much of what environmentalists ... More

Keywords: environmentalism, environmental history, German history, social movements, green politics, protest history, energy transition, Nazis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262027328
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027328.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Uekötter, author