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The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

By: Maarten A Hajer

332 pages, 1 illus, 5 tabs

Clarendon Press

Paperback | Sep 1997 | #71721 | ISBN: 019829333X
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Hardback | Dec 1995 | #44446 | ISBN: 0198279698
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Analyses the nature of contemporary environmental politics, examining the emergence and sustenance of institutional perceptions of environmental problems, and the emergence of `ecological modernization', which stresses the opportunities of environmental policy for modernizing the economy and stimulating technological innovation.

"Excellent....The discourse of environmental problems ultimately redefines the cultural standards for environmental safety."--Choice


Introduction; 1. The New Environmental Conflict; 2. Discourse Analysis; 3. The Historical Roots of Ecological Modernization; 4. Accumulating Knowledge, Accumulating Pollution? Ecological Modernization in the United Kingdom; 5. The Micro-Powers of Apocalypse: Ecological Modernization in the Netherlands; 6. Ecological Modernization: Discourse and Institutional Change

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