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Published: 13 December 2012

288 Pages | 3 line drawings


ISBN: 9780199696000

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The Politics of the Earth

Environmental Discourses

Third Edition

John S. Dryzek

  • Written by an internationally recognised expert on the politics of the environment, John Dryzek.
  • The discourse approach offers an innovative way of classifying and comparing the main strands of environmental politics.
  • Makes a complex subject accessible to students through its lively and engaging style and its use of pedagogy.
  • Puts the last three decades of environmental politics in perspective.

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of the most modern discourses, including discussions surrounding climate change.
  • More material on global environmental politics, and 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 such new developments as transition towns and radical summits.
  • Expanded conclusion including more on ecological democracy as one of a variety of perspectives.