Green State Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty

ISBN-10: 0262550563
ISBN-13: 9780262550567
Edition: 2004
Authors: Robyn Eckersley
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Description: Robyn Eckersley seeks to connect the moral and practical concerns of the environmental movement with contemporary theories about the state, democracy, and justice.

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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Robyn Eckersley seeks to connect the moral and practical concerns of the environmental movement with contemporary theories about the state, democracy, and justice.

Robyn Eckersley is Reader/Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty (MIT Press, 2004).

Preface
Introduction
Why the Green State?
Aims and Method: Critical Political Ecology
Working toward the Green State: A Provisional Starting Point
Three Core Challenges
The State and Global Anarchy
Environmental Realpolitiks and the Tragedy of the Commons
Neoliberalism, Environmental Regimes, and the Limits of Problem Solving
Critical Constructivism and Social Learning
Not One but Many "Cultures of Anarchy"
Toward Structural Transformation?
The State and Global Capitalism
The Decline of the State?
Eco-Marxism, the Welfare State, and Legitimation Crisis
From the Welfare State to the Competition State
Ecological Modernization: Just a New Competitive Strategy?
Globalization, Sustainability, and the State
The Limits of the Liberal Democratic State
The Liberal Democratic State: Not Reflexive Enough?
The Ecological Critique of the Administrative State
The Ecological Critique of Liberal Democracy
An Immanent Ecological Critique of Liberal Dogmas
From Liberal to Ecological Democracy
Ecological Democracy: An Ambit Claim
The Intuitive Green Appeal of Deliberative Democracy
Representing "Excluded Others": The Moral and Epistemological Challenges
Representing "Excluded Others": The Political and Institutional Challenges
The Greening of the Democratic State
From Ecological Democracy to the Green Democratic State
The State, Civil Society, and the Public Sphere
A Green Critique and Reconstruction of the Habermasian Democratic State
Realizing the Potential of the Public Sphere
From Pragmatic to Moral Deliberation (and Back Again)
Cosmopolitan Democracy versus the Transnational State
Principles of Democratic Governance: Belongingness versus Affectedness
Communitarian or Cosmopolitan Democracy
The Transnational State as a Facilitator of Ecological Citizenship
Unit-Driven Transformation and the Power of Example
Green Evolutions in Sovereignty
Green Evolutions in Sovereignty
New Developments in Global Environmental Law and Policy
Environmental Multilateralism: General Developments
State Responsibility for Environmental Harm
The Right to Develop: Economic versus Environmental Justice?
Ecological Security and New Norms of Intervention?
Ecological Harm, Nonintervention, and Ecologically Responsible Statehood
Conclusion: Sovereignty and Democracy Working Together
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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