Globalising Green Politics? Towards an Ecological Global Politics

Global environmental politics is now an established feature of the discipline and practice of International Relations. Far less attention, however, has been paid to Green politics, or ecologism, as a source of critique about contemporary International Relations, a normative vision about alternative worlds, or as a set of strategies for bringing about a more inclusive, just and sustainable global society. This paper draws on diverse strands of Green political theory and practice to explore its potential contributions to understanding and re-thinking core areas of IR including security, economy, global governance, development and environment, both in terms of critique of existing approaches and proposals for alternatives.

Peter Newell: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/104921

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