Civic Republicanism and Green Political Theory

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    Abstract

    Republicanism and in particular the civic republican tradition is not often one that one finds in discusions and debates within green political theory. It is interesting to note the relative lack of engagement between republican political theory and green political theory, unlike for example the research one can find on the relationship between green politics/political theory and liberalism, socialism and feminism. This is remarkable, given, as I hope to establish in this paper, the large areas of overlap between both, and in particular the compatibility of republican ideas and positions with key priciples and objectives of green theory, paricularly in relation to active citizenship, the centrality of recognising vulnerability and a commitment to liberty (as non-domination) and pluralism as key components of the transition to a more sustainable society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-57
    Number of pages23
    JournalEnvironmental Thought Studies
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

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