The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses / Edition 2

The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses / Edition 2

by John S. Dryzek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199277397

ISBN-13: 9780199277391

Pub. Date: 07/15/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses, Third Edition, provides an accessible introduction to environmental politics by examining the ways in which people use language to discuss environmental issues. Leading scholar John S. Dryzek analyzes the various approaches that have dominated the field over the last three decades—approaches that are

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The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses, Third Edition, provides an accessible introduction to environmental politics by examining the ways in which people use language to discuss environmental issues. Leading scholar John S. Dryzek analyzes the various approaches that have dominated the field over the last three decades—approaches that are also likely to be influential in the future—including survivalism, environmental problem- solving, sustainability, and green radicalism. Dryzek examines and assesses the history, interplay, and impact of these perspectives, concluding with a plea for ecological democracy. An engaging writing style and helpful boxed material make this complex subject more understandable to students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199277391
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/15/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

PART I. INTRODUCTION
1. Making Sense of Earth's Politics: A Discourse Approach
PART II. GLOBAL LIMITS AND THEIR DENIAL
2. Looming Tragedy: Survivalism
3. Growth Forever: The Promethean Response
PART III. SOLVING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
4. Leave it to the Experts: Administrative Rationalism
5. Leave it to the People: Democratic Pragmatism
6. Leave it to the Market: Economic Rationalism
PART IV. THE QUEST FOR SUSTAINABILITY
7. Environmentally Benign Growth: Sustainable Development
8. Industrial Society and Beyond: Ecological Modernization
PART V. GREEN RADICALISM
9. Changing People: Green Consciousness
10. Changing Society: Green Politics
PART VI. CONCLUSION
11. Ecological Democracy

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