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Political Theory and the Ecological Challenge

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Andrew Dobson, Robyn Eckersley, Roger Scruton, Marcel Wissenburg, Mary Mellor, Val Plumwood, Avner de-Shalit, Andrew Linklater, Terence Ball, James P. Sterba, Andrew Hurrell, Michael Saward, Richard Dagger, Daniel Deudney
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  • Date Published: September 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521546980

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  • In recent years the engagement between the environmental 'agenda' and mainstream political theory has become increasingly widespread and profound. Each has affected the other in palpable and important ways, and it makes increasing sense for political theorists in each camp to engage with one another. This book, first published in 2006, draws together the threads of this interconnecting enquiry in order to assess its status and meaning. Andrew Dobson and Robyn Eckersley have gathered together a team of renowned scholars to think through the challenge that political ecology presents to political theory. Looking at fourteen familiar political ideologies and concepts such as liberalism, conservatism, justice and democracy, the contributors question how they are reshaped, distorted or transformed from an environmental perspective. Lively, accessible and authoritative, this book will appeal to scholars and students alike.

    • This edited volume presents a unique challenge to mainstream political theory
    • Offers fourteen 'think pieces' by renowed international scholars
    • Presents a comprehensive examination of core political ideologies and core political concepts
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    • Date Published: September 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521546980
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 154 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Andrew Dobson and Robyn Eckersley
    Part I. Modern Political Ideologies and the Ecological Challenge:
    1. Conservatism Roger Scruton
    2. Liberalism Marcel Wissenburg
    3. Socialism Mary Mellor
    4. Feminism Val Plumwood
    5. Nationalism Avner de-Shalit
    6. Communitarianism Robyn Eckersley
    7. Cosmopolitanism Andrew Linklater
    Part II. Political Concepts and the Ecological Challenge:
    8. Democracy Terence Ball
    9. Justice James P. Sterba
    10. The state Andrew Hurrell
    11. Representation Michael Saward
    12. Freedom and rights Richard Dagger
    13. Citizenship Andrew Dobson
    14. Security Daniel Deudney.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Environmental Politics
    • Global Politics and the Environment
  • Editors

    Andrew Dobson, Keele University
    Andrew Dobson is Professor of Politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the Open University, UK. He is the author of a number of books including Citizenship and the Environment (2003), Green Political Thought (2000) and Justice and the Environment (1998).

    Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne
    Robyn Eckersley is a Reader and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Melbourne. Her most recent books include The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty (2004), and The State and the Global Ecological Crisis (2005, co-edited with John Barry).


    Andrew Dobson, Robyn Eckersley, Roger Scruton, Marcel Wissenburg, Mary Mellor, Val Plumwood, Avner de-Shalit, Andrew Linklater, Terence Ball, James P. Sterba, Andrew Hurrell, Michael Saward, Richard Dagger, Daniel Deudney

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