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International Relations Theory and Ecological Thought : Towards a Synthesis - Eric Laferriere

International Relations Theory and Ecological Thought

Towards a Synthesis

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Published: 25th February 1999
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Ecological crises have never been higher on the international political agenda. However, ecological thought and international relations theory have developed as separate disciplines. This ground-breaking study looks at the relationship between ecological thought and international relations theory arguing that there are shared concerns: peace, co-operation and security. The authors ask what ecological crisis can teach IR theorists as well as what ecological perspectives have been adopted by governments and international NGOs.

Introduction: Unearthing Theoretical Convergence
Introduction
Divisions of IR Theory
Divisions of Ecological Thought
An Ecological Reading of IR Theory: Some Guidelines
Conclusion
Ecological Thought: A Synopsis
Introduction
Utilititarian Ecology
Philosophical Roots
Utilitarian Anti-Environmentalism
Conservation Assessment Authoritarian Ecology
Ecology and the Green Leviathan Ecofacism Gaia and Misanthropic
Ecology Assessment Radical
Ecology Selected Sources of Radical
Ecological Thought Deep
Ecology Social Ecology
The Status of Ecosocialism
Ecofeminism Assessment
Conclusion
Realism and Ecology
Introduction
Evolution of the Realist Worldview
Addressing Realist Tenets
The Realist Ontology of Conflict
Realism and Heirarchy Realism and Homogeneity Materialism and Immutability
Realism as Reductionist Epistmeology
An Ecological Assessment of Realist Tenets
Conclusion
Liberal IR Theory and Ecology
Introduction
The Evolution of Liberal IR
Theory Addressing Key Liberal Tenets
Universalism in Liberal IR Theory: Roots Liberal
Universalism: The Contemporary Literature
The Utilitarian Basis of Order State and Technocracy in Liberal Thought
An Ecological Assessment of Liberal Tenets
Conclusion
Critical IR Theory and Ecology
Introduction
IR Theory and Global Process
The Normative Critique of IR Theory
An Ecological Assessment of Critical IR
Theory Radical Ecology as Critical IR Theory?
Conclusion
Conclusion: Maintaining A Reluctant Dialogue
Introduction
Summary of the Book Ecology vs. Mainstream
IR: Assimilation or Dialogue of the Deaf?
Conclusion: Some Thoughts on Future Research
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415164795
ISBN-10: 0415164796
Series: Environmental Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 25th February 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1