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Green GradesCan Information Save the Earth?$
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Graham Bullock

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036429

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036429.001.0001

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The Green Debate: Information Optimists, Pessimists, and Realists

The Green Debate: Information Optimists, Pessimists, and Realists

(p.1) 1 The Green Debate: Information Optimists, Pessimists, and Realists
Green Grades

Graham Bullock

The MIT Press

Chapter 1 outlines the debate about the role of information in environmental politics, and reviews the arguments both for and against the use of information-based environmental governance strategies. It describes the nature of these strategies and how they differ from other forms of governance and uses of information. It explores the use of information-based strategies by public, private, and civil sector actors historically, and discusses the factors that have driven their proliferation and the outbreaks of information in contemporary times. The chapter also presents the concept of the information value chain and its five main components (its governance, content, methods, interfaces, and outcomes), which provides an important analytical lens on these strategies and serves as the book’s primary theoretical framework. The chapter concludes with an outline of the book’s chapters and a summary of its key arguments and contributions.

Keywords:   Environmental, Information, Value Chain, Private Sector, Public, Non-Profit, History, Policy, United States

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