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The Historical Roots of Ecological Modernization

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.003.0004
 The Historical Roots of Ecological Modernization

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Contextualizes the contemporary environmental conflict in the tradition of thinking about man and nature relationships. Discusses the origins of environmentalism and gives a detailed interpretation of the recent history from Blueprint for Survival to the new discourse of ecological modernization of the 1980s and 1990s. Explains how this new discourse could emerge.

Keywords: Blueprint for Survival; ecological modernization; environmentalism; Limits to Growth; social movements

Chapter.  11896 words. 

Subjects: Environment

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