Touching on some of the most compelling issues of the day, this book is essential reading for Green Party activists and professional students of environmental politics.
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Green Political Theory

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Touching on some of the most compelling issues of the day, this book is essential reading for Green Party activists and professional students of environmental politics.
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Editorial Reviews

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'A critical reconstruction of green political thinking, crisply written and very accessible ... full of arguments that any green should think hard about.' Onora O'Neill, Newnham College, Cambridge

'... A useful introduction to green literature. This book makes an invaluable contribution to the study and practice of green politics' Political Science

'Goodin's green theory of value is the impressive intellectual centrepiece of his book and it deserves a great deal of attention. No less important, though, is his radical distinction between value and agency ... Two substantial talking points are more than we get from most books, and I hope that this one is read widely.' Times Higher Education Supplement

'Goodin's elaboration of the green theory of value is courageous and challenging.' Political Quarterly

'This book scores highly for readability and analytical clarity. It brings a structure to green political thought that anyone studying the theoretical or practical problems of green politics would do well to consider.' Radical Philosophy

'Combines clear thinking with ecological commitment. Green Political Theory is a novel and thought provoking book.' Times Literary Supplement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745666709
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • File size: 598 KB

Meet the Author

Robert E. Goodin has written a number of books on political theory, public policy and applied ethics. He is also the founding Editor of the new Journal of Political Philosophy and was previously co-editor of the British Journal of Political Science.
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Table of Contents

1 What's New? 1
1 The Issues 1
2 The Arguments 6
3 The Organizations 9
4 The Thesis 13
2 A Green Theory of Value 19
1 The Good and the Valuable 19
2 A Taxonomy of Theories of Value 22
3 History and Process as Sources of Value 26
4 Naturalness as a Source of Value 30
5 Humanity and Nature 41
6 Green Corollaries 54
7 Green Heresies 78
3 The Unity of the Green Programme 84
1 Single-Issue Groups versus Catch-All Parties 84
2 A Unified Moral Vision 86
3 Claims of Consistency 92
4 Brown Evasions 93
5 The Moral Weight of Countervailing Values 98
6 Compromising Green Values 108
4 The Green Theory of Agency 113
1 Theories of Value and Theories of Agency 113
2 Principles of Green Political Action 123
3 Principles of Green Party Organization 138
4 Principles of Green Political Structures 146
5 Conclusions 169
1 The Fate of Green Politics 169
2 The Fate of the Earth 176
Appendix: The Green Political Programme 181
1 Green Plans and Priorities 181
2 Ecology 185
3 Technology 188
4 The Economy 193
5 Social Relations 198
6 Foreign Relations 199
References 204
Name Index 228
Subject Index 232
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