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Explorations in Environmental Political Theory: Thinking About What We Value

Edited By: Joel J Kassiola

248 pages, Figs

ME Sharpe

Paperback | Dec 2002 | #140412 | ISBN: 0765610531
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #140413 | ISBN: 0765610523
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Only by transforming our dominant values, social institutions and 'modern' way of life, argue the contributors, will we be able to avoid ecological disaster. Each has made a substantial contribution in his field.


Introduction and Overview: The Nature of Environmental Political Theory, Joel J. Kassiola; 1. The "Tragedy" of Modernity: How Environmental Limits and the Environmental Crisis Produce the Need for Postmodern Values and Institutions, Joel J. Kassiola; 2. Envisioning a Sustainable Society, Lester W. Milbrath; 3. Building Sustainable Societies: The Third Revolution in Human Affairs, Dennis Pirages; 4. Janus-Faced Utopianism: The Politics of Ecology, Andrew Dobson; 5. Environmentalism and Progressive Politics: An Update, Robert Paehlke; 6. Industrialism and Deep Ecology, Andrew McLaughlin; 7. A Green Theory of Value, Robert E. Goodin; 8. On Reconciling Progressivism and Environmentalism, Michael E. Zimmerman; 9. Questions to Ponder in Understanding the Modern Predicament, Joel J. Kassiola; Afterword: The Surprising Value of Despair and the Aftermath of September 11th, Joel J. Kassiola

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