When Two Worlds Collide: Society and Ecology

Overview

In this book modern society is on a collision course with the natural order. Can ecological catastrophe and the demise of the human species be avoided? There is still time, but only if we transform human relationship with nature by changing the pillars of western thought. WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE shows how this can be achieved. It provides the ethical, political and legal framework for a sustainable society.
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Overview

In this book modern society is on a collision course with the natural order. Can ecological catastrophe and the demise of the human species be avoided? There is still time, but only if we transform human relationship with nature by changing the pillars of western thought. WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE shows how this can be achieved. It provides the ethical, political and legal framework for a sustainable society.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780959794830
  • Publisher: RSVP Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Pages: 618

Table of Contents

Introduction: When Two Worlds Collide 1
Pt. 1 End of the Industrial Age
1 Rise of Humans - Decline of Nature 27
2 The Logic of Self-Extermination 40
3 The Law: Circling around Property 51
4 The State and the Economy: an Unholy Alliance 63
5 The Myth of State Sovereignty 74
6 The Fallacy of International Law 88
7 The Poor Design of Environmental Protection 95
Pt. 2 Ecological Transformation
8 From Environmental Awareness to Ecological Consciousness 101
9 From Environmental Law to Ecological Law 120
10 The New Zealand Model 129
11 The Ecocentric Change 136
12 Changing Attitudes towards Nature 144
13 Deep Ecology: Changing Attitudes towards Ourselves 174
14 Is there an "Outer World"? 187
Pt. 3 Framework for a Sustainable Society
15 Aspects of Ecological Politics 207
16 The Eco-Constitutional State 222
17 A Policy for Transforming the World 264
18 Manifesto of the New Order 282
19 Political Ecology 291
20 Ecology and Ethics 317
Bibliography 342
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