Democracy and the Claims of Nature / Edition 1

Democracy and the Claims of Nature / Edition 1

by Ben A. Minteer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742515230

ISBN-13: 9780742515239

Pub. Date: 05/15/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Can democrats be environmentalists? Democracy and the Claims of Nature tackles the core questions raised by the intersection of our democratic and environmental commitments, including the conceptual and practical connections between democratic theory and environmental ethics, the potential for an environmentally defined democratic citizenship, the concerns of

Overview

Can democrats be environmentalists? Democracy and the Claims of Nature tackles the core questions raised by the intersection of our democratic and environmental commitments, including the conceptual and practical connections between democratic theory and environmental ethics, the potential for an environmentally defined democratic citizenship, the concerns of equity and justice in environmental discourse and policy making, and the shape and future of democratic environmental movements. The prominent contributors-philosophers, political theorists, and social scientists-engage both the complexities and the possibilities of a robustly democratic environmentalism, and each offers their own unique insights into the particular challenges that flow from the intermingling of environmental ethics and politics. Taken together, the essays provide an indispensable multidisciplinary analysis of the ways in which our loyalties to democracy and the environment confront and mutually reinforce one another in theory and practice. Democracy and the Claims of Nature will be of great interest not only to students and educators in environmental studies, American political thought, and democratic theory, but to environmental professionals and citizens concerned about the health of both our democratic ideas and institutions and the environment in the 21st Century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742515239
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/15/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Democracy and Environmental Values Chapter 4 Democracy and Environmentalism: Foundations and Justifications in Environmental Policy Chapter 5 Deweyan Democracy and Environmental Ethics Chapter 6 Environmental Pragmatism, Ecocentrism, and Deliberative Democracy Chapter 7 The Legitimacy Crisis in Environmental Ethics and Politics Chapter 8 Science, Value, and Ethics: A Hierarchical Theory Part 9 Environmentalism and Democratic Citizenship Chapter 10 Opinionated Natures: Toward a Green Public Culture Chapter 11 Vulnerability and Virtue: Democracy, Dependency, and Ecological Stewardship Chapter 12 Restoring Ecological Citizenship Chapter 13 Aldo Leopold's Civic Education Part 14 Environmentalism and the Boundaries of Democratic Discourse Chapter 15 Justice, Democracy, and Global Warming Chapter 16 Environmentalism, Democracy, and the Cultural Politics of Nature in Monte Verde, Costa Rica Chapter 17 Environmental Rights as Democratic Rights Chapter 18 Deliberative Democracy and Environmental Policy Part 19 Democracy and Environmental Movements Chapter 20 Cycles of Closure in Environmental Politics and Policy Chapter 21 The People, Politics, and the Planet: Who Knows, Protects, and Serves Nature Best? Chapter 22 Linking Movements and Constructing a New Vision: Environmental Justice and Community Food Security Chapter 23 Civic Environmentalism

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