The contributors to this volume focus on the political and value issues that, in their shared view, underlie the global environmental crisis facing us today. They argue that only by transforming our dominant values, social institutions and way of living can we avoid ecological disaster.
Introduction and Overview: The Nature of Environmental Political Theory, Joel J. Kassiola; 1. The "Tragedy" of Modernity: How Environmental Limits and the Environmental Crisis Produce the Need for Postmodern Values and Institutions, Joel J. Kassiola; 2. Envisioning a Sustainable Society, Lester W. Milbrath; 3. Building Sustainable Societies: The Third Revolution in Human Affairs, Dennis Pirages; 4. Janus-Faced Utopianism: The Politics of Ecology, Andrew Dobson; 5. Environmentalism and Progressive Politics: An Update, Robert Paehlke; 6. Industrialism and Deep Ecology, Andrew McLaughlin; 7. A Green Theory of Value, Robert E. Goodin; 8. On Reconciling Progressivism and Environmentalism, Michael E. Zimmerman; 9. Questions to Ponder in Understanding the Modern Predicament, Joel J. Kassiola; Afterword: The Surprising Value of Despair and the Aftermath of September 11th, Joel J. Kassiola