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The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses
     

The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses

by John S. Dryzek, John S. Dryzek
 

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ISBN-10: 0198781598

ISBN-13: 9780198781592

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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:
9780198781592
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.50(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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