What We’re Reading: Wilderness and the Common Good–A New Ethic of Citizenship
University of Wisconsin La Crosse political science faculty member Jo Arney has a new book out — Wilderness and the Common Good: A New Ethic of Citizenship (Fulcrum, 2015). Arney is one of the ADP faculty members leading our Stewardship of Public Lands 2015 faculty seminar as well as curating the emerging Stewardship of Public Lands AASCU National Blended Course. Be sure to check out her new book which emerges from this work as well as her recent sabbatical in Yellowstone National Park — it’s certainly what we’re reading!
“Weaving together her personal story, her teaching experiences, and insightful political analysis, Jo Arney has created a thoughtful study of the relationship between citizenship and wilderness. Throughout her study, she makes an eloquent plea for a quest for common ground, rejecting the bitter divisiveness and polarization that characterizes so much of our national political life today. On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Wilderness Act, Wilderness and the Common Good is a fitting and illuminating tribute.”
— George L. Mehaffy, Vice President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
Why should we save America’s wilderness areas? True and lasting protection for the environment, political science professor Jo Arney (University of Wisconsin, La Crosse) argues, will be borne of a shared understanding of the answer to this question. Wilderness and the Common Good attempts to provide an answer by examining how wilderness and its preservation enriches human lives.
Pre-order your copy of the book from Fulcrum and receive 20% off in the month of June.