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WMO/UNEP. 2010. Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2010: Executive Summary. Scientific Assessment Panel of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. United Nations Environment Program, Paris and the World Meteorological Organization, Geneva. [PDF] [press release] [news story]

Wohling, Marc. 2009. "The Problem of Scale in Indigenous Knowledge: A Perspective from Northern Australia." Ecology and Society 14(1):1.

Wolf, Clark. 2003. "Population." Pages 362-376 in Dale Jamieson (ed.), A Companion to Environmental Philosophy. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford.

Wolf, Tanja and Bettina Menne (eds.). 2007. Environment and Health Risks from Climate Change and Variability in Italy. World Health Organization, Copenhagen. [PDF]

Wolff, Richard D. 2012. Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism. Haymarket Books, Chicago. [related lecture by author]

Wolfson, Richard. 2008. Energy, Environment, and Climate. Norton, New York.

Wolin, Sheldon S. 2008. Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism. Princeton University Press, Princeton. [PDF] [book review] [Chris Hedges: "Sheldon Wolin and Inverted Totalitarianism" in Truthdig] [Hedges interviews Wolin]

  • "During the intervals between elections the political existence of the citizenry is relegated to a shadow-citizenship of virtual participation. Instead of participating in power, the virtual citizen is invited to have 'opinions': measurable responses to questions predesigned to elicit them." (p. 59)
  • "That the patriotic citizen unswervingly supports the military and its huge budget means that conservatives have succeeded in persuading the public that the military is distinct from government. Thus the most substantial element of state power is removed from public debate. Similarly in his/her new status as imperial citizen the believer remains contemptuous of bureaucracy yet does not hesitate to obey the directives issued by the Department of Homeland Security, the largest and most intrusive governmental department in the history of the nation. Identification with militarism and patriotism, along with the images of American might projected by the media, serves to make the individual citizen feel stronger, thereby compensating for the feelings of weakness visited by the economy upon an overworked, exhausted, and insecure labor force. For its antipolitics inverted totalitarianism requires believers, patriots, and nonunion 'guest workers'." (p. 199)
  • My note: Without saying it in so many words, Wolin posits a kind of blind complicity by the "imperial citizen".

Wolin, Sheldon. 2003. "Inverted Totalitarianism: How the Bush regime is effecting the transformation to a fascist-like state." The Nation 1 May.

Wolpin, Miles. 1997. "Fair Trade Standards, Economic Well-being and Human Rights as Costs of Free Trade." International Journal of Peace Studies 2(1).

Wood, Charles H. and Marianne Schmink. 1978. "Blaming the Victim: Small Farmer Production in an Amazon Colonization Project." Studies in Third World Societies 7:77-93. [PDF]

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