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Author: Robyn Eckersley
ISBN: 0262550563
ISBN13: 978-0262550567
Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press; 1st Edition edition (March 5, 2004)
Pages: 348
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The Green State" by Robyn Eckersley proposes a visionary theory of ecological democracy. Ms. Eckersley believes that it is possible for the state to transform itself from its current role as an enforcer of elite privilege to one that embraces democracy and environmental justice.

The Green State" by Robyn Eckersley proposes a visionary theory of ecological democracy. Through an intelligent discussion of history as well as political and legal philosophy, she presents a credible case about how a green state might emerge. In doing so, the author has made a significant contribution to green political thought that may well prove to be influential for many years to come. Citing the European Union as an example, Ms. Eckersley contends that state self-interest and the environment can partner in ways that strengthen inter-state relations.

She is the author of The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty (MIT Press, 2004). In this compelling book Robyn Eckersley challenges much green pessimism about the state's capacity to contribute to ecological reform

She is the author of The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty (MIT Press, 2004). Although the question of the state is unavoidable for green political theory, a systematic and comprehensive treatment of the state in a green context has until now been lacking. In this compelling book Robyn Eckersley challenges much green pessimism about the state's capacity to contribute to ecological reform. She draws on an extensive literature in critical theory, political philosophy, international relations and the global environment to develop 'a cautiously optimistic assessment' of the prospects for 'ecologically responsible statehood.

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). Bibliografische Informationen. The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty The MIT Press.

In her 2004 book The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty, Eckersley proposes "critical political ecology" as a paradigm to explore what it might take to create a green state or green democratic state, a government where the regulatory ideals and democratic.

In her 2004 book The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty, Eckersley proposes "critical political ecology" as a paradigm to explore what it might take to create a green state or green democratic state, a government where the regulatory ideals and democratic procedures of the democratic state are informed by ecological democracy. The sovereign state is recast in the role of ecological steward and facilitator of transnational democracy.

The green state: rethinking democracy and sovereignty. liberal democracy''. Democracy and Green Political Thought Eds B Doherty, M de Geus (Routledg. 1996. Green politics and the new class: selfishness or virtue? R Eckersley. Political studies 37 (2), 205-223, 1989. Markets, the state and the environment: towards integration. Macmillan International Higher Education, 1996. Political theory and the ecological challenge. A Dobson, R Eckersley. Cambridge University Press, 2006. The discourse ethic and the problem of representing nature.

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004. This paper makes two arguments. First, the political and economic institutions of a state affect that state's foreign policy preferences. Second, dyads with similar politi-cal and economic institutions are less likely to experience conflict than other types of dyads. After developing the logic of these arguments, I create measures of politi-cal and economic institutional similarity and test the.

Green political theorists often express deeply antagonistic attitudes toward the modern nation-state. The nation-state is denounced by many such thinkers for contributing to ecological destruction through the encouragement of unsustainable economic growth and the facilitation of natural resource extraction, among other practices. While recognizing the legitimacy of such critiques, Robyn Eckersley comes to the defense of the beleaguered nation-state in her provocative new work, The Green State: Rethinking Democracy and Sovereignty. Política de opiniones. Información adicional.

What would constitute a definitively "green" state? In this important new book, Robyn Eckersley explores what it might take to create a green democratic state as an alternative to the classical liberal democratic state, the indiscriminate growth-dependent welfare state, and the neoliberal market-focused state―seeking, she writes, "to navigate between undisciplined political imagination and pessimistic resignation to the status quo." In recent years, most environmental scholars and environmentalists have characterized the sovereign state as ineffectual and have criticized nations for perpetuating ecological destruction. Going consciously against the grain of much current thinking, this book argues that the state is still the preeminent political institution for addressing environmental problems. States remain the gatekeepers of the global order, and greening the state is a necessary step, Eckersley argues, toward greening domestic and international policy and law.

The Green State seeks to connect the moral and practical concerns of the environmental movement with contemporary theories about the state, democracy, and justice. Eckersley's proposed "critical political ecology" expands the boundaries of the moral community to include the natural environment in which the human community is embedded. This is the first book to make the vision of a "good" green state explicit, to explore the obstacles to its achievement, and to suggest practical constitutional and multilateral arrangements that could help transform the liberal democratic state into a postliberal green democratic state. Rethinking the state in light of the principles of ecological democracy ultimately casts it in a new role: that of an ecological steward and facilitator of transboundary democracy rather than a selfish actor jealously protecting its territory.

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