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Sustainable Democracy
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Sustainable Democracy
Individuality and the Politics of the Environment



October 1996 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
One of the most fundamental dilemmas characterizing the end of the twentieth century is the tension between consumerism, on one hand, and the threats to our health and environment on the other. John Buell and Thomas S DeLuca provide a trenchant analysis of the growth of environmentalism during a period of increased conservatism and deregulation. First, they consider the myths that strengthen our understanding of environmental issues and their political ramifications. The authors then probe the intricate relation between economic growth and environmentalism. Finally, they suggest a series of principles and reforms that point to a way out of the bind that threatens to ensnare us.
 
Introduction
 
Myths of Origin
 
The New Corporate Politics of Sustainability
 
The Limits of Ecopolitics
 
Nature, Human Nature, and the Community
 
Principles of Sustainability
 
Directions for Future Policy
 
Conclusion
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