Democracy and Green Political Thought: Sustainability, Rights, and Citizenship

Routledge (1996)
Abstract
The green movement has posed some tough questions for traditional justifications of democracy. Should the natural world have rights? Can we take account of the interests of future generation? Do we need to replace existing institutions to deal with the ecological crisis? But questions have also been asked of the greens. Could their idealism undermine democracy? Can greens be effective democrats? Democracy and Green Political Thought, leading writers on green political thought analyze these and other important questions, examine the discourse of green movements concerning democracy, the status of democracy within green political thought, and the political institutions which might be necessary to ensure democracy in a sustainable society. The debates are not simply about the compatibility of democracy with green ideas but also how best to define democracy itself.
Keywords Green movement  Democracy
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Call number JA75.8.D48 1996
ISBN(s) 9780415144117   0415144124   0415144116
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