<b>Environmental Sustainability in Liberal Societies</b>

Andrew Dobson

in Citizenship and the Environment

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780199258444
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601002 | DOI:
 Environmental Sustainability in Liberal Societies

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Environmental sustainability and liberalism are often seen as incompatible because of the latter's reluctance to endorse determinate views of the ‘good life’. This chapter argues for compatibility on the grounds that liberalism's commitment to neutrality commits it to providing and preserving the conditions for practising good lives—including ‘green’ ones.

Keywords: liberalism; neutrality; sustainability; sustainable development

Chapter.  11222 words. 

Subjects: Environment

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