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Pragmatism in American Environmental Protection

Author: PanJingWen
Tutor: ShiJian
School: Sichuan University
Course: English Language and Literature
Keywords: Pragmatism Environmental Protection United States
CLC: X377.12
Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2003
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Abstract


The 20th century , with the scientific and technological progress and the improvement of the social productive forces , mankind has created unprecedented material wealth , but at the same time , also caused by the predatory exploitation of natural resources and environmental pollution has become increasingly serious , and destruction of the natural ecological balance, resulting in a global environmental crisis , a serious threat and challenge to human survival and development . With the further deterioration of the global ecological environment , environmental issues have been the transition from the fringes to the center of the problem , more and more attention of the peoples of the world , and the emergence of global environmental protection movement . In the process of trying to solve environmental problems , people come to realize that environmental problems are universal , but the unique cultural characteristics of each country , it makes environmental issues in each country is different , therefore , the solution of environmental problems should also be back to its cultural essence , the study of a country and its people the power to solve environmental problems . This paper attempts to thus , analyzes a major feature of the American culture , the spirit of pragmatism is how to reflect the environmental protection in the United States , as well as positive and negative impact of its environmental protection . The full text is composed of five parts . The preambular describes the environmental problems of the twentieth century, the status quo , and outlined the main points of this article . Chapter Recalling the American Civil War to the present environmental history , summed up the achievements of the United States in terms of environmental protection , and pointed out that in the actual implementation of environmental regulations is not encountered resistance from some interest groups and individuals intentionally or unintentionally the cultural roots of this resistance is pragmatism . The second chapter briefly introduces the the pragmatism traditional pragmatic origin and produce , representatives and American social life . The third chapter discusses pragmatism traditional concrete manifestation of environmental protection in the United States . The the pragmatism characteristic emphasis on economic interests in the U.S. domestic environmental policy , the environment, foreign policy , and the public awareness of environmental protection aspects . The fourth chapter is the concluding part , summarized from a pragmatic look at the meaning of the U.S. environmental protection and the reflection of China's environmental protection .

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