The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses

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OUP Oxford, 2013 - Political Science - 270 pages
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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.

NEW TO THIS EDITION

* Coverage of the most modern discourses, including discussions surrounding climate change

* More material on global environmental politics

* Updated and expanded examples, including more material on China

* Further discussion of environmental justice, with a particular focus on climate justice

* Reworked material on green radicalism, including coverage of new developments like transition towns and radical summits
 

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Contents

GLOBAL LIMITS AND THEIR DENIAL
25
SOLVING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
73
THE QUEST FOR SUSTAINABILITY
145
GREEN RADICALISM
185
CONCLUSION
231
REFERENCES
241
INDEX
263
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John S. Dryzek is Professor of Political Science and Australian Research Council Federation Fellow at the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, former Head of the Departments of Political Science at the Universities of Oregon and Melbourne and the Social and Political Theory program at ANU, and former editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science.

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