The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses
John S. Dryzek, Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Professor Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance John S Dryzek
Oxford University Press, 2005 - Political Science - 261 pages
The Politics of the Earth provides an excellent and accessible introduction to thinking about the environment by looking at the way people use language on environmental issues. John Dryzek analyzes the various approaches which have dominated environmental issues over the last three decades, and which are likely to be influential in the future. These perspectives range from faith in unlimited economic growth to radical green politics. The history, interplay, and impact of these perspectives are analyzed and assessed, concluding with a plea for ecological democracy.
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GLOBAL LIMITS AND THEIR DENIAL
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