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The Politics of the Earth

Environmental Discourses

Third Edition

John S. Dryzek

Publication Date - February 2013

ISBN: 9780199696000

288 pages
Paperback
9.2 x 6.1 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $55.00

Description

The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses, Third Edition, provides an accessible introduction to environmental politics by examining the ways in which people use language to discuss environmental issues. Leading scholar John S. Dryzek analyzes the various approaches that have dominated the field over the last three decades--approaches that are also likely to be influential in the future--including survivalism, environmental problem- solving, sustainability, and green radicalism. Dryzek examines and assesses the history, interplay, and impact of these perspectives, concluding with a plea for ecological democracy. An engaging writing style and helpful boxed material make this complex subject more understandable to students.

New to this Edition

  • Coverage of the most modern discourses, including discussions surrounding climate change
  • More material on global environmental politics
  • Updated and expanded examples, including more material on China
  • Further discussion of environmental justice, with a particular focus on climate justice
  • Reworked material on green radicalism, including coverage of new developments like transition towns and radical summits

Previous Publication Date(s)

January 2005
January 1997

Table of Contents

    PART I. INTRODUCTION
    1. Making Sense of Earth's Politics: A Discourse Approach
    PART II. GLOBAL LIMITS AND THEIR DENIAL
    2. Looming Tragedy: Survivalism
    3. Growth Forever: The Promethean Response
    PART III. SOLVING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
    4. Leave it to the Experts: Administrative Rationalism
    5. Leave it to the People: Democratic Pragmatism
    6. Leave it to the Market: Economic Rationalism
    PART IV. THE QUEST FOR SUSTAINABILITY
    7. Environmentally Benign Growth: Sustainable Development
    8. Industrial Society and Beyond: Ecological Modernization
    PART V. GREEN RADICALISM
    9. Changing People: Green Consciousness
    10. Changing Society: Green Politics
    PART VI. CONCLUSION
    11. Ecological Democracy

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