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Green Political Theory.

Author: Robert E Goodin
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With their remarkable electoral successes, Green parties worldwide seized the political imagination of friends and foes alike. Mainstream politicians busily disparage them and imitate them in turn. This new book shows that 'greens' deserve to be taken more seriously than that. This is the first full-length philosophical discussion of the green political programme. Goodin shows that green public policy proposals are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Goodin, Robert E.
Green Political Theory.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Goodin
ISBN: 9780745666709 0745666701
OCLC Number: 852758649
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents: COVER; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 What's New?; 1 The Issues; 2 The Arguments; 3 The Organizations; 4 The Thesis; 2 A Green Theory of Value; 1 The Good and the Valuable; 2 A Taxonomy of Theories of Value; 3 History and Process as Sources of Value; 4 Naturalness as a Source of Value; 5 Humanity and Nature; Values and Valuers; Humanity as Part of Nature; 6 Green Corollaries; Postmaterialism; Irreplaceability; Sustainability; Futurity; Liberation; Authenticity; 7 Green Heresies; 3 The Unity of the Green Programme; 1 Single-Issue Groups versus Catch-All Parties. 2 A Unified Moral Vision3 Claims of Consistency; 4 Brown Evasions; Mimicking Green Values; Swamping Green Values; 5 The Moral Weight of Countervailing Values; Economic Growth; Property Rights; 6 Compromising Green Values; 4 The Green Theory of Agency; 1 Theories of Value and Theories of Agency; A Separate Issue?; Priorities; 2 Principles of Green Political Action; Democratic Participation; Nonviolence; 3 Principles of Green Party Organization; Grassroots Democracy; Rotation in Office; 4 Principles of Green Political Structures; Decentralization; 'Think Globally, Act Locally'; 5 Conclusion. 5 Conclusions1 The Fate of Green Politics; 2 The Fate of the Earth; Appendix: The Green Political Programme; 1 Green Plans and Priorities; 2 Ecology; 3 Technology; 4 The Economy; 5 Social Relations; 6 Foreign Relations; 7 Conclusion; References; Name Index; Subject Index.

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With their remarkable electoral successes, Green parties worldwide seized the political imagination of friends and foes alike. Mainstream politicians busily disparage them and imitate them in turn. This new book shows that 'greens' deserve to be taken more seriously than that. This is the first full-length philosophical discussion of the green political programme. Goodin shows that green public policy proposals are unified by a single, coherent moral vision - a 'green theory of value' - that is largely independent of the `green theory of agency' dictating green political mechanisms, st.

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'A critical reconstruction of green political thinking, crisply written and very accessible ... full of arguments that any green should think hard about.' Onora O'Neill, Newnham College, Cambridge Read more...

 
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