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The Politics of the Earth Environmental Discourses,9780199277391

The Politics of the Earth Environmental Discourses

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Pub. Date:
7/14/2005
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Oxford University Press
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Summary

The Politics of the Earth provides an excellent and accessible introduction to thinking about the environment by looking at the way people use language on environmental issues. John Dryzek analyses the various approaches which have dominated environmental issues over the last three decades,and which are likely to be influential in the future: Survivalism - based on the contention that the earth has a limited stock of resources and prescribes drastic multidimensional action to prevent global disaster, receiving a reply from Promethans who deny such limits exist. Environmental Problem Solving - recognises the existence of ecological problems but views them as tractable within the basic framework of industrial society. Sustainability - defined by imaginative attempts to dissolve the conflicts between environmental and economic values. Green Radicalism - rejects the basic structure of industrial society and the way the environment is conceptualised and promotes transformation in human consciousness, economics and politics. John Dryzek provides a lively assessment of these various perspectives, their rise and fall, their interaction and impacts, and their strengths and weaknesses. His analysis of these discourses leads up to a concluding argument for a reinvigorated ecological democracy. The Politics of the Earth offers a new way of classifying and comparing the main strands of environmental politics. It is a fascinating and essential reading for all students of environmental politics and policy, and for anyone with an interest in environmental issues.

Author Biography


John S. Dryzek is Head of the Social and Political Theory Programme at the Australian National University, Canberra. He is a former editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science and Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Table of Contents

PREFACE v
LIST OF BOXES AND FIGURES xiv
PART I INTRODUCTION 1(24)
1 Making Sense of Earth's Politics: A Discourse Approach
3(22)
The changing terms of environmental politics
3(5)
A discourse approach
8(5)
Classifying the main environmental discourses
13(4)
Questions to ask about discourses
17(2)
The differences that discourses make
19(3)
The uses of discourse analysis
22(3)
PART II GLOBAL LIMITS AND THEIR DENIAL 25(48)
2 Looming Tragedy: Survivalism
27(24)
The origins of survivalism
27(3)
To the limits-and beyond
30(5)
The political philosophy of survivalism
35(3)
Discourse analysis of survivalism
38(4)
Survivalism in practice
42(4)
Survivalism: an assessment
46(5)
3 Growth Forever: The Promethean Response
51(22)
The Promethean background
51(1)
Promethean argument to the foreground
52(5)
Analysis of Promethean discourse
57(4)
The impact of Promethean discourse
61(6)
Promethean discourse: an assessment
67(6)
PART III SOLVING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS 73(70)
4 Leave it to the Experts: Administrative Rationalism
75(24)
The repertoire of administrative rationalism
76(10)
Discourse analysis of administrative rationalism
86(3)
The justification of administrative rationalism
89(3)
Administrative rationalism in crisis
92(4)
From government to governance?
96(3)
5 Leave it to the People: Democratic Pragmatism
99(22)
Democratic pragmatism in action
100(8)
Democratic pragmatism as government and governance
108(5)
Discourse analysis of democratic pragmatism
113(3)
The limits of democratic pragmatism
116(5)
6 Leave it to the Market: Economic Rationalism
121(22)
Privatizing everything if you can
123(5)
If you can't privatize it, market it anyway
128(5)
Analysis of economic rationalism discourse
133(4)
An assessment of economic rationalism
137(6)
PART IV THE QUEST FOR SUSTAINABILITY 143(38)
7 Environmentally Benign Growth: Sustainable Development
145(17)
What is sustainable development?
145(3)
The career of the concept
148(5)
Discourse analysis of sustainable development
153(4)
Whither sustainable development?
157(5)
8 Industrial Society and Beyond: Ecological Modernization
162(19)
Cleanest and greenest
162(5)
The idea of ecological modernization
167(2)
Discourse analysis of ecological modernization
169(3)
Radicalizing ecological modernization?
172(4)
Ecological modernization in the balance
176(5)
PART V GREEN RADICALISM 181(48)
9 Changing People: Green Consciousness
183(20)
The varieties of green consciousness
183(8)
The romantic disposition and its critics
191(2)
Discourse analysis of green consciousness
193(4)
The impact of green consciousness change
197(3)
Can green consciousness save the earth?
200(3)
10 Changing Society: Green Politics
203(26)
The varieties of green politics
203(12)
Discourse analysis of green politics
215(3)
Green politics in practice
218(7)
Being green in global capitalist times
225(4)
PART VI CONCLUSION 229(8)
11 Ecological Democracy
231(6)
REFERENCES 237(18)
INDEX 255


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