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Description - Real Green by Manuel Arias-Maldonado

What would a sustainable society look like? How could it be achieved? By challenging conventional wisdom about the ecological crisis and reframing the traditional values of green politics "Real Green; Sustainability after the End of Nature" offers new answers to the key questions of the environmental debate. In this ground-breaking and challenging work Manuel Arias-Maldonado convincingly argues that, since nature has now been transformed into a part of the human environment, it can be seen to no longer exist. Ecological problems thus become an inevitable and normal feature of our relationship with nature. Hence a post-natural environmentalism, realistic and liberal while remaining green, is advocated. In this framework, sustainability, democracy and liberalism become mutually reinforcing elements rather than conflicting ones. Only by combining them can a green society be realised.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781409424093
ISBN-10: 140942409X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jan-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Manuel Arias-Maldonado

Manuel Arias-Maldonado is a Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Malaga, Spain. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Berkeley and also developed research in Keele, Oxford, Siena and Munich. He is a regular contributor of Environmental Politics since 2000 and belongs to the Green Politics Standing Group of the European Council for Political Research (ECPR).

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