Ecological Politics and Democratic Theory: The Challenge to the Deliberative Ideal

Routledge (2007)
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This book examines the relationship between environmental and democratic thought and the apparent compatibility of ecology and democracy. Although environmental politics is quite rightly seen as a progressive force, it has also featured a strand of extreme right "eco-authoritarianism" and its proponents have sometimes developed controversial positions on such issues as population policy. There have also been a number of situations where radical environmental activists have broken the laws of democratic societies in pursuit of ecological objectives and the book examines this in a number of case studies on biotechnology, genetic engineering and biodiversity. This is a significant contribution to the literature on environmental politics, ecological thought and democracy
Keywords Political ecology  Environmentalism  Democracy  Green movement
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Call number JA75.8.H86 2007
ISBN(s) 9780415314312   0415553938   0415314313
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