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Deliberative Democracy and the Environment

By: Graham Smith

176 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Dec 2003 | #141727 | ISBN: 0415309409
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #141726 | ISBN: 0415309395
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&i;'This book positively fizzes with good ideas. Graham Smith offers a trenchant critique of Cost Benefit Analysis, and then makes a comprehensive survey of contemporary democratic theory in the search for an alternative route to sustainability'.&o; Prof Andrew Dobson, Open University, UK.


Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter One: Value pluralism and environmental values The intrinsic value debate Reassessing environmental values Ethical monism Value pluralism Judgement in the face of value pluralism Chapter Two: Environmental economics and the internalisation of environmental values Economic valuation of the environment Challenging economic valuation and extended-CBA The pragmatic defence of CBA Lessons for institutional design Chapter Three: Deliberative democracy and green political theory Deliberative democracy Green politics and deliberative democracy The green challenge to deliberative democracy From critique to institutional design Chapter Four: Three deliberative models Trends in institutional design Model 1: mediation and stakeholder group engagement Model 2: citizen forums Model 3: citizen initiative and referendum Contrasting deliberative institutions Chapter Five: Towards ecological democratisation? Constitutional environmentalism Greening representative assemblies Civil society and the public sphere Conclusion Bibliography Index

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