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The New Environmental Conflict

Maarten A. Hajer

in The Politics of Environmental Discourse

Published in print September 1997 | ISBN: 9780198293330
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599408 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019829333X.003.0002
 The New Environmental Conflict

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Discusses the character of the modern environmental conflict. As the existence of environmental degradation is now commonly accepted, the conflict has become ‘discursive’: it is not about a predefined unequivocal problem with competing actors pro and con, but is rather a continuous struggle over the definition and meaning of the environmental problem itself.

Keywords: Mary Douglas; ecological modernization; environmental conflict; limits to growth; pollution; regulation; risk society; subpolitics

Chapter.  12968 words. 

Subjects: Environment

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