The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses

Paperback | December 14, 2012

byJohn S. Dryzek

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The Politics of the Earth provides an accessible and engaging introduction to thinking about the environment by looking at the way people use language on environmental issues. Leading scholar John S. Dryzek analyses the various approaches which have dominated environmental issues over the lastthree decades and which are likely to be influential in the future, including survivalism, environmental problem solving, sustainability, and green radicalism.This new edition includes more on global environmental politics, as well as updated and expanded examples including more material on China. Dryzek looks at the most modern discourses, including discussions surrounding climate change, and has reworked the material on justice and green radicalism toinclude more on climate justice and new developments such as transition towns and radical summits. An engaging writing style and helpful boxed material make this complex subject accessible to students.

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The Politics of the Earth provides an accessible and engaging introduction to thinking about the environment by looking at the way people use language on environmental issues. Leading scholar John S. Dryzek analyses the various approaches which have dominated environmental issues over the lastthree decades and which are likely to be in...

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 prog...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:December 14, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199696004

ISBN - 13:9780199696000

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Part I: Introduction1. Making Sense of Earth's Politics: A Discourse ApproachPart II: Global Limits and their Denial2. Looming Tragedy: Survivalism3. Growth Forever: The Promethean ResponsePart III: Solving Environmental Problems4. Leave it to the Experts: Administrative Rationalism5. Leave it to the People: Democratic Pragmatism6. Leave it to the Market: Economic RationalismPart IV: The Quest for Sustainability7. Environmentally Benign Growth: Sustainable Development8. Industrial Society and Beyond: Ecological ModernizationPart V: Green Radicalism9. Changing People: Green Consciousness10. Changing Society: Green PoliticsPart VI: Conclusion11. Ecological Democracy