The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses / Edition 2

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Overview

"The Politics of the Earth provides an excellent and accessible introduction to environmental affairs. John Dryzek analyses the approaches which have dominated environmental issues over the last four decades and which are likely to be influential in the future." The Politics of the Earth is essential reading for all students of environmental politics and policy, and for anyone with an interest in environmental issues. This second edition is thoroughly updated and revised to cover the evolution of environmental discourses into the twenty-first century.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199277391
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John S. Dryzek is Head of the Social and Political Theory Programme at the Australian National University, Canberra. He is a former editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science and Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

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Table of Contents

1 Making sense of Earth's politics : a discourse approach 3
2 Looming tragedy : survivalism 27
3 Growth forever : the Promethean response 51
4 Leave it to the experts : administrative rationalism 75
5 Leave it to the people : democratic pragmatism 99
6 Leave it to the market : economic rationalism 121
7 Environmentally benign growth : sustainable development 145
8 Industrial society and beyond : ecological modernization 162
9 Changing people : green consciousness 183
10 Changing society : green politics 203
11 Ecological democracy 231
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