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Green Political Thought: An Introduction
by: ANDREW DOBSON
0044452454 / 9780044452454

Book Description:
'Green Political Thought remains the definitive text on the political ideology of ecologism. Indeed, it has now acquired the status of a classic in the field. In this fourth edition, the distinctive features of ecologism remain as sharply etched as they were in the first edition but Dobson has revised and updated the rich variety of internal debates among green political theorists and activists, including a shift in focus from ethics to politics, and from radical resistance to 'visionary pragmatism'. - Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne, Australia 'Andy Dobson first made his statement about a green ideology sixteen years ago, and it quickly became the book on environmental political thought, against which all others were compared. In this new edition, (Andy) Dobson's thorough and lucid account of "ecologism" once again sets the standard. It should be the first place to turn for a comprehensive picture of ecological thought and the arguments in the field.' - David Schlosberg, Northern Arizona University, USA The past few years have seen a remarkable growth in public and political concern about environmental issues such as the "greenhouse effect" and depletion of the ozone layer. Andrew Dobson's book explains the ideas, aims and strategies of the Green movement. He demonstrates that Green political thought is distinct from the familiar ideologies that have pervaded political life for centuries, such as socialism, liberalism and conservatism. The difference between "light-green" and "dark-green" politics is explained, and dark green politics is presented as a profound challenge to the political, economic and social consensuses that dominate the late 20th century. This book will be of interest to anyone either inside or outside the Green movement who is concerned with the ideas behind Green politics.

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