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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198293330
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/04/1997
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 4 Years

About the Author

Scientific Council for Government Policy, The Hague

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The New Environmental Conflict
2. Discourse Analysis
3. The Historical Roots of Ecological Modernization
4. Accumulating Knowledge, Accumulating Pollution? Ecological Modernization in the United Kingdom
5. The Micro-Powers of Apocalypse: Ecological Modernization in the Netherlands
6. Ecological Modernization: Discourse and Institutional Change

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