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Citizenship, Environment, Economy

Edited By

A. Dobson


A. Valencia

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ISBN 9780415366724
Published January 13, 2006 by Routledge
170 Pages

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Book Description

As governments around the world grapple with the challenge of delivering environmental sustainability, attention has recently focused on the role that citizens should play in meeting the challenge. In advanced industrial countries such as ours, which operate in the political framework of liberal capitalism, what relevance can we place on 'environmental citizenship'?

This book looks at the obstacles and opportunities which exist within this context and examines the possibility of ethical investment, the social economy and considers whether there is space in the capitalist economy for environmental citizens to 'do the right thing?'

This book is a special issue of the leading journal Environmental Politics.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Andrew Dobson, Ángel Valencia Sáiz; Chapter 1 Globalisation, Cosmopolitanism and Ecological Citizenship, Éngel Valencia Sáiz; Chapter 2 Liberal Environmental Citizenship, Derek R. Bell; Chapter 3 Environmental Citizenship as Reasonable Citizenship, Simon Hailwood; Chapter 4 Researching Environmental Citizenship and its Publics, Emilio Luque; Chapter 5 Negotiation as the Driving Force of Environmental Citizenship, Mojca Drevenšek; Chapter 12 Social Citizenship and the Environment, Joaquín Valdivielso; Chapter 7 Ecological Citizenship and Ethical Investment, Neil Carter, Meg Huby; Chapter 8 Green Citizenship and the Social Economy, Graham Smith; Chapter 9 Shopping for Sustainability: Can Sustainable Consumption Promote Ecological Citizenship?, Gill Seyfang;

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Andrew Dobson is Professor of Politics at the Open University, UK.,
Ángel Valencia Sáiz is a Senior Lecturer in the Politics Department at the University of Malaga, Spain.