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Green, Greener, Greenest

Masja Nas

in The Impact of Values

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198294757
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599040 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198294751.003.0010

Series: Beliefs in Government

Green, Greener, Greenest

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This chapter attempts to gain an insight into the relationship between changing value orientations and the concept of ‘greenness’. Unfortunately, there exist no data permitting green attitudes to be studied alongside religious‐secular or left‐right materialist value orientations, so the analysis only uses data on the materialist and post‐materialist value orientation. After a brief summary of environmentalist political thinking, the chapter presents an operationalization of ‘greenness’ and a typology of green attitudes. It concludes with a discussion of greenness and post‐materialism, at the aggregate as well as the individual level.

Keywords: environmental politics; environmentalism; materialism; post‐materialism; the Green movement

Chapter.  8798 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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