Deliberative Democracy and the Environment / Edition 1

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Overview

One of the key questions to have exercised green political theorists in recent years concerns the relationship of the environment 'agenda' and democracy. Both environmentalists and democrats have a tendency to think of each other as natural bedfellows but in fact there is little theoretical or practical reason why they should be. Indeed some theorists have argued that the environmental movement has grown from fundamentally authoritarian roots and it is arguable that the only really effective way of implementing environmental politics is by imposing them in an authoritarian manner. This book deals with the tensions between democracy and environmentalism from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415309394
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/22/2003
  • Series: Environmental Politics Series
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Southampton. He is the co-author of Politics and the Environment and has published a numbers of essays on democratic and green political theory.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Value pluralism and the environment 7
2 Environmental economics and the internalisation of environmental values 29
3 Deliberative democracy and green political theory 53
4 Three deliberative models 77
5 Towards ecological democratisation 103
Concluding remarks 129
Notes 131
References 143
Index 159
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