Greening Citizenship : Sustainable Development, the State and Ideology

Scerri, A 2012, Greening Citizenship : Sustainable Development, the State and Ideology, Palgrave-Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom.

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Title Greening Citizenship : Sustainable Development, the State and Ideology
Author(s) Scerri, A
Year 2012
Publisher Palgrave-Macmillan
Place of publication Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Subjects Environmental Sociology
Social Theory
Summary The greening of citizenship, the state and ideology creates both opportunities and bottlenecks for progressive political movements seeking justice in sustainable development. Normative theories overlook the partial assimilation of hitherto critical ideological values to the post-industrial eco-modernizing state. Achieving ideals such as dissolving the nature/culture dualism, unifying the private and public spheres, fostering non-contractualism, non-territorialism and ethico-moral awareness of finite ecospace has not necessarily fostered justice. Indeed, the state implements these ideals by supporting corporate, social and environmental responsibility, dismantling the welfare state, embracing market-globalization, green consumerism and 'liveability'. Rather, as Scerri argues, the greening of citizenship evokes a new grammar of justice that centres on a 'test of wellness'
Copyright notice © 2011 Andy Scerri
Keyword(s) citizenship
the state
left-right ideologies
ISBN 9781137010308
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