Title

The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

1997

Journal/Book Title/Conference

The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Abstract

This path-breaking study looks at the nature of contemporary environmental politics, analyzing the emergence and sustenance of institutional perceptions of environmental problems. The book argues that a new perspective-- "ecological modernization", which stresses the opportunities of environmental policy for modernizing the economy and stimulating technological innovation--has come to replace the antagonistic debates of the 1970s.

Comments

Originally published by Oxford University Press. Book available for purchase through remote link. Fulltext of publication not available online.