Good Green Jobs in a Global Economy: Making and Keeping New Industries in the United States - Urban and Industrial Environments (Paperback)
  • Good Green Jobs in a Global Economy: Making and Keeping New Industries in the United States - Urban and Industrial Environments (Paperback)
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Good Green Jobs in a Global Economy: Making and Keeping New Industries in the United States - Urban and Industrial Environments (Paperback)

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Paperback 312 Pages / Published: 10/01/2014
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An examination of the politics of green jobs that foresees a potential ideological shift away from neoliberalism toward "developmentalism." Good Green Jobs in a Global Economy is the first book to explore the broad implications of the convergence of industrial and environnmental policy in the United States. Under the banner of "green jobs," clean energy industries and labor, environmental, and antipoverty organizations have forged "blue-green" alliances and achieved some policy victories, most notably at the state and local levels. In this book, David Hess explores the politics of green energy and green jobs, linking the prospect of a green transition to tectonic shifts in the global economy. He argues that the relative decline in U.S. economic power sets the stage for an ideological shift, away from neoliberalism and toward "developmentalism," an ideology characterized by a more defensive posture with respect to trade and a more active industrial policy. After describing federal green energy initiatives in the first two years of the Obama administration, Hess turns his attention to the state and local levels, examining demand-side and supply-side support for green industry and local small business. He analyzes the successes and failures of green coalitions and the partisan patterns of support for green energy reform. This new piecemeal green industrial policy, Hess argues, signals a fundamental challenge to anti-interventionist beliefs about the relationship between the government and the economy.

Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780262525923
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm


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David Hess has done a great job in this book, both in outlining the need for good green jobs in the United States and for diagnosing why there has been so little progress to date. The issues he discusses are not going away. Hopefully, this book and others will be the catalyst to better address both climate concerns and the need for jobs in a timelier manner in the future. -James C. Titkemeyer, Bureau of Labor Statistics
David Hess has done a great job in this book, both in outlining the need for good green jobs in the United States and for diagnosing why there has been so little progress to date. The issues he discusses are not going away. Hopefully, this book and others will be the catalyst to better address both climate concerns and the need for jobs in a timelier manner in the future. -James C. Titkemeyer, Bureau of Labor Statistics * Reviews *

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