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Is Liberalism Environment‐Friendly?

Avner de‐Shalit

in The Environment Between Theory and Practice

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780199240388
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599033 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199240388.003.0004
 Is Liberalism Environment‐Friendly?

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What kind of theory should and can we use to persuade others of the importance of environment‐friendly policies? More precisely, in what sense is liberalism environment friendly and in what sense is it not? de‐Shalit suggests that liberalism has been exceptionally effective in eliminating environmental literacy and raising environmental awareness. Nevertheless, it is inadequate when it comes to fostering environmental political consciousness.

Keywords: environmental awareness; environmental literacy; environmental policies; environmental politics; liberalism

Chapter.  15755 words. 

Subjects: Environment

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