Environmental Skepticism

Environmental Skepticism

by Peter J. Jacques
     
 

ISBN-10: 075467102X

ISBN-13: 9780754671022

Pub. Date: 04/01/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

'Environmental skepticism' describes the viewpoint that major environmental problems are either unreal or unimportant. In other words, environmental skepticism holds that environmental problems, especially global ones, are inauthentic. Peter Jacques describes, both empirically and historically, how environmental skepticism has been organized by mostly US-based

Overview

'Environmental skepticism' describes the viewpoint that major environmental problems are either unreal or unimportant. In other words, environmental skepticism holds that environmental problems, especially global ones, are inauthentic. Peter Jacques describes, both empirically and historically, how environmental skepticism has been organized by mostly US-based conservative think tanks as an anti-environmental counter-movement. This is the first book to analyze the importance of the US conservative counter-movement in world politics and its meaning for democratic and accountable deliberation, as well as its importance as a mal-adaptive project that hinders the world's people to rise to the challenges of sustainability. Specific consideration is given to the threat of the counter-movement to marginalized people of the world and its philosophical implications through its commitment to a 'deep anthropocentrism'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754671022
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Global Environmental Governance Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction; Science, nature and environmental skepticism; World politics and political ecology; Civic-ontological implications of environmental skepticism; Biopolitics and representation of the other: skepticism, violence and disposal; Environmental skepticism and the dynamics of collapse; The ecological demos; Terms and propositions; References; Appendices; Index.

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