The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Political Science - 261 pages
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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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Contents

A Discourse Approach
3
GLOBAL LIMITS AND THEIR DENIAL
25
The Promethean Response
51
Copyright

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John S. Dryzek is Head of the Social and Political Theory Programme at the Australian National University, Canberra. He is a former editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science and Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

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