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The Emergence of Ecological Modernisation : Integrating the Environment and the Economy? - Stephen C. Young

The Emergence of Ecological Modernisation

Integrating the Environment and the Economy?

By: Stephen C. Young (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th December 2000
ISBN: 9780415141734
Number Of Pages: 280

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This important new study traces the emergence of the concept of ecological modernisation , the attempt to reconceptualise the relationship between the environment and economic development. In the late 1980's it was first argued that it would be possible to modernise industry along ecological lines, creating a springboard to a different kind of economic growth and moving away from the perceived dichotomy between jobs and growth on the one hand, and environmental protection on the other. In this book, a range of international contributors examine the evolution and the implications of this idea. The Emergence of Ecological Modernisation offers a wealth of empirical research material from an international perspective, bringing together previously scattered sources for the first time. It addresses a series of theoretical issues that are of key contemporary relevance, such as the relationship between ecological modernisation and sustainable development; strategies for promoting ecological modernisation, and the extent to which it is possible to 'green' contemporary capitalism.

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Through the perspectives of eleven contributing authors, the book provides a mosaic of ideas surrounding the growth and elements of so-called ecological modernization..

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. viii
Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
List of abbreviationsp. xiii
Introduction: the origins and evolving nature of ecological modernisationp. 1
Ecotaxes on the Belgian agenda, 1992-5 and beyond: environment and economy at the heart of the power strugglep. 41
The role of the green movement in ecological modernisation: a British perspectivep. 65
A 'sustainable' impact on the EU? An analysis of the making of the Fifth Environmental Action Programmep. 87
Ecological modernisation capacity: finding patterns in the mosaic of case studiesp. 107
Structural change and environmental policyp. 133
Patterns and correlates of environmental politics in the Western democraciesp. 153
The Conservative government and sustainable development in the UK: 1988-97p. 171
Paradise postponed: an assessment of ten years of governmental participation by the German Green Party: 1985-95p. 189
Ecological modernisation, ecological modernitiesp. 209
Disciplining the market, calling in the state: the politics of economy-environment integrationp. 233
Indexp. 253
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ISBN: 9780415141734
ISBN-10: 0415141737
Series: Routledge Research in Environmental Politics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 14th December 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1