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Green Political Theory / Edition 1
     

Green Political Theory / Edition 1

by Robert E. Goodin
 

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ISBN-10: 0745610277

ISBN-13: 2900745610275

Pub. Date: 11/11/1992

Publisher: Wiley

With their remarkable electoral successes, Green parties worldwide seized the political imagination of friends and foes alike. Mainstream politicians busily disparage them and imitate them in turn. This new book shows that 'greens' deserve to be taken more seriously than that.

This is the first full-length philosophical discussion of the green political

Overview

With their remarkable electoral successes, Green parties worldwide seized the political imagination of friends and foes alike. Mainstream politicians busily disparage them and imitate them in turn. This new book shows that 'greens' deserve to be taken more seriously than that.

This is the first full-length philosophical discussion of the green political programme. Goodin shows that green public policy proposals are unified by a single, coherent moral vision - a 'green theory of value' - that is largely independent of the 'green theory of agency' dictating green political mechanisms, strategies and tactics on the one hand, and personal lifestyle recommendations on the other. The upshot is that we demand that politicians implement green public policies, and implement them completely, without committing ourselves to the other often more eccentric aspects of green doctrine that threaten to alienate so many potential supporters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900745610275
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/11/1992
Pages:
250

Table of Contents

Preface.

Part I: What's New?:.

1. The Issues.

2. The Arguments.

3. The Organizations.

4. The Thesis.

Part II: A Green Theory of Value: .

5. The Good and the Valuable.

6. A Taxonomy of Theories of Value.

7. History and Process as Sources of Value.

8. Naturalness as a Source of Value.

9. Humanity and Nature.

10. Green Corollaries.

11. Green Heresies.

Part III: The Unity of the Green Programme:.

12. Single-issue Groups versus Catch-all Parties.

13. A Unified Moral Vision.

14. Claims of Consistency.

15. Brown Evasions.

16. Weighing Countervailing Values.

17. Compromising Green Values.

Part IV:.

18. Theories of Value and Theories of Agency.

19. Principles of Green Political Action.

20. Principles of Green Party Organization.

21. Principles of Green Political Structures.

22. Conclusion.

Part V: Conclusions:.

23. The Fate of Green Politics.

24. The Fate of the Earth.

Appendix: The Green Political Programme.

References.

Index.

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