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Rationality and the environment : decision-making in environmental politics and assessment, Bo Elling

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Rationality and the environment : decision-making in environmental politics and assessment
Title
Rationality and the environment
Title remainder
decision-making in environmental politics and assessment
Statement of responsibility
Bo Elling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Environmental assessment and management involve the production of scientific knowledge and its use in decision making processes. The result is that within these essentially rational, political assessment frameworks, experts are creating and applying scientific knowledge for decision and management purposes that actually have strong ethical and aesthetic dimensions. Yet these rational political frameworks lack the tools to provide guidance on ethical and aesthetic issues that affect the wider public." "This revolutionary work argues that ethical and aesthetic dimensions can only be brought into environmental politics and policies by citizens actively taking a stand on the specific matters in question. The author draws on Habermas' trisection of rationality as cognitive-instrumental, moral-practical and aesthetic-expressive, to suggest that truly effective environmental policy needs to activate all three approaches and not favor only the rational. To achieve this objective, the author argues that public participation in environmental policy and assessment is necessary to counteract the dictatorship of technical and economic instrumentality in environmental policy the failure to take ethical and aesthetic rationalities into account and, more importantly, how such policy is applied on the ground to shape our natural and material world."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
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Elling, Bo
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Political science
  • Decision making
Label
Rationality and the environment : decision-making in environmental politics and assessment, Bo Elling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-273) and index
Contents
  • List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Ch. 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 2.
  • Environment as a Goal.
  • p. 15
  • Ch. 3.
  • Modernity and Reflexivity.
  • p. 69
  • Ch. 4.
  • Ecological Modernization.
  • p. 171
  • Ch. 5.
  • Environmental Politics of Modernity.
  • p. 219
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 267
  • Index.
  • p. 273
Control code
ocn173809123
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 281 p.
Isbn
9781849710787
Lccn
2007041582
Label
Rationality and the environment : decision-making in environmental politics and assessment, Bo Elling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-273) and index
Contents
  • List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
  • Ch. 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 2.
  • Environment as a Goal.
  • p. 15
  • Ch. 3.
  • Modernity and Reflexivity.
  • p. 69
  • Ch. 4.
  • Ecological Modernization.
  • p. 171
  • Ch. 5.
  • Environmental Politics of Modernity.
  • p. 219
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 267
  • Index.
  • p. 273
Control code
ocn173809123
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 281 p.
Isbn
9781849710787
Lccn
2007041582

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