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Sustaining Liberal Democracy : Ecological Challenges and Opportunities - Marcel L. J. Wissenberg

Sustaining Liberal Democracy

Ecological Challenges and Opportunities

By: Marcel L. J. Wissenberg (Editor), John Barry (Editor)

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Published: 19th April 2001
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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 procederalism with substantive "green" ideals, the existence and potential of eco-friendly principles and ideas in clasical liberal political theory, the role of rights and duties and of democracy and deliberation, and the "greening" potential of modern environmentally-focused practices in liberal democracies.

"...a well-written book on a subject of considerable importance." - Perspectives on Political Science

Forewordp. vii
The Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Liberalism and Sustainability
Sustainability, Liberal Democracy, Liberalismp. 19
Ecological Sustainability: a Private Case of Social Justice?p. 37
Reform and Change
Greening Liberal Democracy: Practice, Theory and Political Economyp. 59
Democracy and Sustainability: Aspects of Efficiency, Legitimacy and Integrationp. 81
Democracy, Justice and Risk Society: the Meaning and Shape of Ecological Democracyp. 101
Rights
Constitutional Environmental Rights and Liberal Democracyp. 117
Privatizing Genetic Resources: Biodiversity, Communities and Intellectual Property Rightsp. 135
Sustainability, Global Warming, Population Policies and Liberal Democracyp. 149
Duties
The Duties of Being and Associationp. 163
Virtue, Sustainability and Liberal Valuesp. 179
Sustainability and the Limits of Liberalismp. 192
Conclusionp. 205
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780333919811
ISBN-10: 0333919815
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 229
Published: 19th April 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.94  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1