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1902683846How to be a Green Liberal: Nature, Value and Liberal Philosophy Simon Hailwood (2004)

It is often claimed by environmental philosophers and green political theorists that liberalism, the dominant tradition of western political philosophy, is too focused on the interests of human individuals to give due weight to the environment for its own sake. In How to be a Green Liberal , Simon Hailwood challenges this view and argues that liberalism can embrace a genuinely ‘green’, non-instrumental view of nature. The book’s central claim is that nature’s ‘otherness’, its being constituted of independent entities and processes that do not reflect our purposes, is a basis for value and can be incorporated within liberal political philosophy as a fundamental commitment alongside human freedom and equality. Hailwood argues that the conceptual resources already exist within mainstream liberalism for a thoroughly non-instrumental perspective. Adopting a rigorous philosophical approach Hailwood tackles a wide range of themes across environmental ethics, including holistic theories, deep ecology, eco-feminism and eco-anarchism, as well as issues in value theory and political philosophy more generally. In making the case for liberalism’s green credentials How to be a Green Liberal is a formidable challenge to recent green political theory and will be required reading not only for students of political philosophy but for all those interested in the natural world and man’s relationship to it.


Auteur Hailwood, Simon A.
Taal Engels
Afmetingen 16x230x157 mm
Pagina’s 197
ISBN10 0773527745
ISBN13 9780773527744


greenliberalismGreen Liberalism – The Free and the green society – Marcel Wissenburg (1998)

This is an agenda-setting exploration of the relationship between green politics and liberal ideology. Ecological problems provide unique challenges for liberal democracies. This challenge is examined by the author who aims to fill the gap between short-term ecological modernization and the politically infeasible longer term utopian approaches.

In this sparkling and original book Marcel Wissenburg presents the first systematic attempt to address the green critique of liberalism, developing a unique liberal perspective on the green agenda. In particular he is concerned to answer the fundamental question of whether the moral and political principles on which the institutions of liberal democratic societies are built can and should have environmental implications – and if so, what they are. He argues that, as a moral theory, liberalism is compatible with and even implies a radical environmental ethic, in which the onus of proof for the legitimacy of each instance of the exploitation of nature lies with the prospective exploiter; and that as a political theory, liberalism allows a wide range of strategies aimed at achieving the greatest possible level of sustainability without sacrificing the ideal of a free and humane society.


Auteur Marcel Wissenberg, M. L. J. Wissenburg
Co-auteur Marcel Wissenburg
Taal Engels
Afmetingen 13x241x159 mm
Pagina’s 246
ISBN10 1857288491
ISBN13 9781857288490


neoliberalismeGreen Politics and Neo-Liberalism – Dave Toke (2000)

“Green Politics and the Culture of Consumerism” uses environmental policy to demonstrate the weaknesses of rational choice theory and the strengths of discourse analysis. It builds on this distinction to adapt the green critique of the external costs of economic growth and to examine the links between stress, social division, and excessive competition that are associated with neoliberalism.


Auteur David Toke, Dave Toke
Taal Engels
Afmetingen 69x850x550 mm
Pagina’s 213
ISBN10 0312235887
ISBN13 9780312235888


Prospects for Green Liberal Democracy – Sverker C. Jagers (2006)

Both eco-authoritarian and democratic scholars have claimed that a liberal democracy cannot pay due attention to the environment. However, such claims call for profound analysis. Jagers argues that much in the debate on liberal democracy and environmental concern can be more stringently elaborated. For instance, there has been a tendency to compound philosophical and institutional objections against liberal democracy. Often it is unclear what the critical voices actually mean when they speak of liberal democracy. In addition, the compatibility between specific forms of liberal democracy and sustainable development has not been thoroughly investigated. Most studies have been limited to comparing liberal and ecological values, or ecological values and liberal institutions. To avoid many of these shortcomings, this study analyzes the compatibility between sustainable development policies and liberal democracy by combining political theory and resource scenarios based on environmental science.


Auteur Sverker C. Jagers
Taal Engels
Afmetingen 6.1 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Pagina’s 254
ISBN10 0761836101
ISBN13 978-0761836100

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