ECO-WARS: Political Campaigns and Social Movements

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Libby, Ronald T. ECO-WARS: Political Campaigns and Social Movements. Power, Conflict, and Democracy: American Politics Into the 21st Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998.

Employing newly released documents culled from five non-business-related alliances with mostly social concerns, known today as “expressive” interest groups, Libby examines how they confront powerful industries. Eco-Wars investigates an anti-biotechnology campaign aimed at drug companies; an animal rights effort directed against the agricultural industry; an anti-pesticide campaign focused on the chemical industry; a property rights fight against environmental groups; and a secondhand smoke campaign opposing tobacco companies. In addition to drawing on previously classified files, Eco-Wars also incorporates analysis of interviews with both activists and industry representatives. — Columbia University Press website.