Natural Subjects: Nature and Political Community
AbstractEnvironmental political theory poses new challenges to our received political concepts and values. Increasingly, we are reconceptualising nature as a subject rather than solely an object of politics. On one front, we are being challenged to think of natural entities as subjects of justice - as bearers of rights or interests that the political system should accommodate. On a second front, we are being challenged to see nature as a subject of power, constructed and ordered through scientific and political practice. These reconceptualisations have significant implications for our political practices and institutions.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by White Horse Press in its journal Environmental Values.
Volume (Year): 15 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
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Nature; power; justice; environmental politics; environmental justice; Green political theory;
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