The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses / Edition 2

The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses / Edition 2

by John S. Dryzek
     
 

"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… See more details below

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"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.

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)

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.

Table of Contents

1Making sense of Earth's politics : a discourse approach3
2Looming tragedy : survivalism27
3Growth forever : the Promethean response51
4Leave it to the experts : administrative rationalism75
5Leave it to the people : democratic pragmatism99
6Leave it to the market : economic rationalism121
7Environmentally benign growth : sustainable development145
8Industrial society and beyond : ecological modernization162
9Changing people : green consciousness183
10Changing society : green politics203
11Ecological democracy231

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