Sustaining Liberal Democracy: Ecological Challenges and Opportunities
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Assuming that liberalism, liberal democracy and the free market are here to stay, this book asks how sustainability can be interpreted in ways that respect liberal democratic values and institutions. Among the problems addressed are the compatibility of liberal proceduralism with substansive 'green' ideals, the existence and potential of eco-friendly principles and ideas in classical liberal political theory, the role of rights and duties and of democracy and deliberation, and the 'greening' potential of modern environmental-focused practices in liberal democracies.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Assuming that liberalism, liberal democracy and the free market are here to stay, this book asks how sustainability can be interpreted in ways that respect liberal democratic values and institutions. Among the problems addressed are the compatibility of liberal proceduralism with substansive 'green' ideals, the existence and potential of eco-friendly principles and ideas in classical liberal political theory, the role of rights and duties and of democracy and deliberation, and the 'greening' potential of modern environmental-focused practices in liberal democracies.
Autorenporträt
WOUTER ACHTERBERG Senior Lecturer, Environmental Philosophy, University of AmsterdamROBIN ATTFIELD Professor of Philosophy, Cardiff University, WalesLUDVIG BECKHAM Department of Government, Uppsala University, SwedenMARIUS DE GEUS Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Leiden, The NetherlandsTIM HAYWARD Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of EdinburghNICOS LABARAS Department of Politics, University of EdinburghMIKE MILLS Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, London Guildhall University, LondonMARKKU OKSANEN Research Fellow, Academy of Finland, University of Turku, FinlandANGEL RIVERO Lecturer, Department of Politics, Autonomous University, Madrid, SpainGAYIL TALSHIR Lecturer, Department of Politics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Inhaltsangabe
Foreword; A.Dobson Notes on the Contributors Introduction; J.Barry & M.Wissenburg PART I: LIBERALISM AND SUSTAINABILITY Sustainability, Liberal Democracy, Liberalism; M.de Geus Ecological Sustainability: A Private Case of Social Justice?; G.Talshir PART II: REFORM AND CHANGE Greening Liberal Democracy: Practice, Theory and Political Economy; J.Barry Democracy and Sustainability: Aspects of Efficiency, Legitimacy and Integration; N.Labaras Democracy, Justice and Risk Society: The Meaning and Shape of Ecological Democracy; W.Achterberg PART III: RIGHTS Constitutional Environmental Rights and Liberal Democracy; T.Hayward Privatising Genetic Resources: Biodiversity, Communities and Intellectual Property Rights; M.Oksanen Sustainability, Global Warming, Population Policies and Liberal Democracy; R.Attfield PART IV: DUTIES The Duties of Being and Association; M.Mills Virtue, Sustainability and Liberal Values; L.Beckman Sustainability and the Limits of Liberalism; M.Wissenburg Conclusion; J.Barry, M.Wissenburg & M.de Geus Bibliography Index
Rezensionen
"...a well-written book on a subject of considerable importance." - Perspectives on Political Science