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The Micro‐Powers of Apocalypse: Ecological Modernization in the Netherlands

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.003.0006
 The Micro‐Powers of Apocalypse: Ecological Modernization in the Netherlands

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One of the most comprehensive discussions of the Dutch environmental ‘policy planning’ approach. Analyses how the acid rain issue became a key problem that persuaded many that a new policy strategy was required. Yet, where the Dutch debate quickly showed a conversion to the new eco‐modernist language, here we can see how the institutional practices accommodated many of the more radical suggestions of ecological modernization.

Keywords: acid rain; ecological modernization; environmental policy; Netherlands

Chapter.  33338 words. 

Subjects: Environment

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