Green Political Theory

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      Ecologism or green political theory is the most recent of schools of political thinking. On the one hand, it focuses on issues that are extremely old in politics and philosophical inquiry – such as the relationship between the human and nonhuman worlds, the moral status of animals, what is the ‘good life’, and the ethical and political regulation of technological innovation. Yet on the other, it is also characterised as dealing with some specifically contemporary issues such as the economic and political implications of climate change, peak oil, overconsumption, resource competition and conflicts, and rising levels of global and national inequalities. It is also an extremely broad school of political thought covering a wide variety of concerns, contains a number of distinct sub-schools of green thought (here sharing a similarity with other political ideologies) and combines normative and empirical scientific elements in a unique manner making it distinctive from other political ideologies.

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      Original languageEnglish
      Title of host publicationPolitical Ideologies: An Introduction
      EditorsVincent Geoghegan, Richard Wilford
      Place of PublicationLondon
      PublisherRoutlege
      Pages153-178
      Number of pages26
      Edition4
      ISBN (Print)9780415618175
      StatePublished - Mar 2014

        Research areas

      • Political ideology, Green political theory, ecologism, Green politics , green political economy, sustainability , unsustainability

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