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Green Politics and Neoliberalism

By: David Toke

232 pages, Tabs

Palgrave

Hardback | Sep 2000 | #119681 | ISBN: 0333771230
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About this book

Adapting the green critique of the external costs of economic growth, this volume examines the links between stress, social division and excessive competition that are associated with the neoliberal discourse. Discourse analysis is used in a critical manner to examine the way that environmental issues are shaped. The book challenges established notions of the role of scientists, environmental groups and the widely presumed centrality of rational choice analysis in political science is questioned.


Contents

List of Tables - Acknowledgements - Introduction - Discourse, Power and Environmental Policy - Rational Choice Theory and Environmental Policy - Science, Politics and Environmentalists - Neoliberalism and Green Politics - Health and Materialism - The Politics of Performance - A Green Alternative - Truth, Technology and Progress - Concluding Comments - Notes - Bibliography - Index

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Biography

DAVE TOKE is a Lecturer in Green Politics at the University of Birmingham and he is designer and teacher of a course on environmental policy at The Open University. His publications include Green Energy (1990) and The Low Cost Planet (1995). His articles have appeared in several journals.

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