The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

by Maarten A. Hajer, John S. Dryzek
     
 

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This path-breaking study looks at the nature of contemporary environmental politics, analyzing the emergence and sustenance of institutional perceptions of environmental problems. The book argues that a new perspective— "ecological modernization", which stresses the opportunities of environmental policy for modernizing the economy and stimulating

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This path-breaking study looks at the nature of contemporary environmental politics, analyzing the emergence and sustenance of institutional perceptions of environmental problems. The book argues that a new perspective— "ecological modernization", which stresses the opportunities of environmental policy for modernizing the economy and stimulating technological innovation—has come to replace the antagonistic debates of the 1970s.

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"Excellent....The discourse of environmental problems ultimately redefines the cultural standards for environmental safety."—Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780198279693
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.96(d)

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Scientific Council for Government Policy, The Hague

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