Eco Socialism

Eco Socialism

Presents a provocatively anthropocentric analysis of the way forward for green politics and environmental movements, exposing the deficiencies and contradictions of green approaches to post-modern politics and deep ecology.

Author: David Pepper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134861880

Category: Nature

Page: 281

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Presents a provocatively anthropocentric analysis of the way forward for green politics and environmental movements, exposing the deficiencies and contradictions of green approaches to post-modern politics and deep ecology.
Categories: Nature

Eco socialism as Politics

Eco socialism as Politics

Towards a theory of ecosocial welfare: radical reformism and local exchanges and trading systems (LETS). Environmental Politics, 10(2), ... Creating an ecological socialist future. ... Eco-socialism: From deep ecology to social justice.

Author: Qingzhi Huan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048137459

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This volume consists of analyses by experts from both the West and the East on the up-to-date development of Eco-socialism as a red-green politics within the context of capitalist globalisation. It investigates whether and/or in what sense Eco-socialism can offer a better explanation to the causes of ecological problems than the other Green discourses - such as deep ecology and ecological modernisation theory, and thus has more contributions to make in dealing with the deteriorating ecological crisis throughout the world.
Categories: Political Science

Urban Food Production for Ecosocialism

Urban Food Production for Ecosocialism

Eco-Socialism: From Deep Ecology to Social Justice, 2nd ed. London: Routledge. Pollan, M. 2016. Big Food Strikes Back. The New York Times Magazine, October 9: 40–50, 81–3. Ponting, C. 2007. A New Green History of the World: The ...

Author: Salvatore Engel-Di Mauro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000431018

Category: Science

Page: 242

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This book explores the critical role of urban food production in strengthening communities and in building ecosocialism. It integrates theory and practice, drawing on several local case studies from seven countries across four continents: China, Cuba, Ghana, Italy, Tanzania, the UK, and the US. Research shows that the term "urban agriculture" overstates the limited food-growing potential in cities due to a shortage of land required for growing grains, the basic human food staple. For this reason, the book suggests "urban cultivation" as an appropriate term which indicates social and political progress achieved through combined labours of urbanites to produce food. It examines how these collaborative food-growing efforts help raise local social capital, foster community organisation, and create ecological awareness in order to promote urban food production while also ensuring environmental sustainability. This book illustrates how urban cultivation constitutes a potentially important aspect of urban ecosystems, as well as offers solutions to current environmental problems. It recentres attention to the global South and debunks Eurocentric narratives, challenging capitalist commercial food-growing regimes and encouraging ecosocialist food-growing practices. Written in an accessible style, this book is recommended reading about an emergent issue which will interest students and scholars of environmental studies, geography, sociology, urban studies, politics, and economics.
Categories: Science

The Routledge Handbook on Ecosocialism

The Routledge Handbook on Ecosocialism

Ecosocialism: From Deep Ecology to Social Justice. [in Chinese] Translated by Ying Liu. Jinan: Shandong University Press. Sarkar, Saral. 2008. Ecosocialism or Eco-capitalism? A Critical Analysis of Humanity's Fundamental Choices.

Author: Leigh Brownhill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000487947

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

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Building on the classical works that have propelled and shaped ecosocialist thinking and action and more recent political developments on the ground, the volume will provide a reference point for international work in the field, both directly political and academic. The Handbook acquaints readers with the varied roots of and sometimes conflicting approaches to ecosocialism. It does not attempt any unification of ecosocialist currents. Rather, it aims to provide a resource that is as comprehensive as possible with respect not only to theorization and ideological framing, but also and especially to existing projects, practices, and movements and giving a sense of the geographical reach that ecosocialism so far represents. This includes scholarship that extends Marxist foundations and reflects on more recent political developments. The theoretical and practice-oriented moorings are buttressed by discussions on movements, frameworks, and prefigurative processes as well as on social struggles occurring within institutional settings. Together, the collection offers a reference point for international work in the field, in social movements, and in institutional transformations. Providing detailed but accessible overviews of the complex, varied dimensions of ecosocialism, the Handbook is an essential up-to-date guide and reference not only for researchers, but also for undergraduate and graduate students in geography, environmental studies, development studies, sociology, and political science, as well as for policymakers and activists.
Categories: Political Science

Democratic Eco Socialism as a Real Utopia

Democratic Eco Socialism as a Real Utopia

Eco-Socialism: From Deep Ecology to Social Justice. London: Routledge. ———. 2010. “On Contemporary Eco-socialism.” In Eco-Socialism as Politics: Rebulding the Basis of Our Modern Civilization, ed. Q. Huan. New York: Springer, 33–44.

Author: Hans A. Baer

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785336966

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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As global economic and population growth continues to skyrocket, increasingly strained resources have made one thing clear: the desperate need for an alternative to capitalism. In Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia, Hans Baer outlines the urgent need to reevaluate historical definitions of socialism, commit to social equality and justice, and prioritize environmental sustainability. Democatic eco-socialism, as he terms it, is a system capable of mobilizing people around the world, albeit in different ways, to prevent on-going human socio-economic and environmental degradation, and anthropogenic climate change.
Categories: Social Science

The Ecological Crisis and the Logic of Capital

The Ecological Crisis and the Logic of Capital

When the Chinese edition of Pepper's book Eco-Socialism: from Deep Ecology to Social Justice was coming out, he specifically wrote a “preface to the Chinese Edition,” in which, he makes his purpose clear from the outset that At the time ...

Author: Chen Xueming

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004356009

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

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Taking an eco-socialist perspective, The Ecological Crisis and the Logic of Capital explores the logic of capitalism as a fundamental cause of today’s environmental crisis, in particular the thirst for profit and the capitalist mode of production.
Categories: Philosophy

2014 International Conference on Social Science and and Environment Protection SSEP2014

2014 International Conference on Social Science and and Environment Protection  SSEP2014

Wang Qiuyue, “Analysis of Ecological Marxism and ecological socialism,” Jilin Province, College of Education. Jilin, pp.47, August 2007. David • pepper(translated by Liu Ying)(2005), “eco-socialism: from deep ecology to social justice.

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Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9781605951614

Category: Psychology

Page: 1017

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This conference promises to be both informative and stimulating with a wonderful program. Delegates will have a wide range of sessions to choose from and will have a difficult to choose which session to attend. The program consists of invited session, technical workshop and discussions covering a wide range of topics in social science including communication, culture, economics, education, finance, law, management, politics, psychology and society. This rich program provides all attendees with the opportunities to meet and interact with one another. We hope that your experience with SSEP2014 is a fruitful and long lasting one.
Categories: Psychology

Preservation Versus the People

Preservation Versus the People

The Ecologist 14(5—6): 201-3. i (198611), 'The Deep Ecological Movement: Some Philosophical Aspects.' Philosophical Inquiry 8( 1-2): 10-31. i ... (1993b), Eco-Socialism: from Deep Ecology to Social Justice, London, 204 Bibliography.

Author: Mathew Humphrey

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191529382

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Why should any society take the decision to devote scarce resources, as a matter of public policy, to preserving natural objects? This is one of the questions considered in the field of environmental ethics, and the thinking that has taken place in this discipline has been dominated by the 'ecocentric-anthropocentric' distinction. Answers focus on either 'intrinsic values in nature', or on the human welfare benefits that will accrue from preservationist policies. These two answers are generally taken to be both mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive. Ecocentric writers believe that their preferred environmental ethic transcends anthropocentrism, whilst those who cleave to a more 'ecological humanist' position, view the turn to ecocentrism as at best an unnecessary diversion or at worst as a thinly disguised expression of misanthropy. This book looks afresh at the question of justifying nature preservation as public policy and challenges the dominant ecocentric-anthropocentric dichotomy. It undertakes a detailed analysis of the ontology and ethics of ecocentrism, of social ecology - as a self-proclaimed new-humanist' form of ecological ethics - and of eco-Marxism - an example of an ecological philosophy that claims to 'transcend' the ecocentric-anthropocentric divide. This shows that there is an 'embedded humanism' within ecocentrism that provides the resources to move beyond the ecocentric-anthropocentric dichotomy. The analysis also shows, however, that this dichotomised framework distorts the understanding of substantive moral positions in the debate that has taken place between thinkers from different ecological schools. The failure of ecocentrism lies not in its substantive moral position, but in its attempt to render the justification for preservationism non-contingent. The insights drawn from the analytical sections are pulled together in the final chapter in order to suggest a basis for justifying nature preservation as a public policy that escapes the sterile, distorting ecocentric-anthropocentric dichotomy. The author claims that an argument from 'strong irreplaceability', compatible with both human-centered and nature-centered concerns, provides the strongest grounds for the justification of a public policy of nature preservation.
Categories: Political Science

The Routledge Handbook of Development and Environment

The Routledge Handbook of Development and Environment

Capitalism Nature Socialism 25 (3): 45–60. ... Journal of Political Ecology 26 (1). h ps://journals.uair.arizona.edu/index.php/JPE/article/view/23060/22189 Ke, Jinhua. 2013. ... Eco-Socialism: From Deep Ecology to Social Justice.

Author: Brent McCusker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429833304

Category: Political Science

Page: 460

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The handbook seeks to illuminate the key concepts in the study of development-environment through showcasing some of the Majoritarian (formerly "Developing") world’s emerging scholars in order to explore theoretical connections through critical/radical theory, “small” theory, various conceptual frameworks, and non-Western and subaltern viewpoints. The volume examines the themes around the study of the relationship between economic and social development and the environment. Part 1 covers theoretical and conceptual approaches to the study of development and environment by examining the diverse ways in which people perceive, understand, and act upon the world around them. Cross-scalar topics such as neo-liberalism and globalization, human rights, climate change, sustainability, and technology are covered in Part 2. The book shifts to examinations of resources and production in Part 3, where authors with a focus on one or more environmental resources or types of economic production are presented. Topics range from water, agriculture, and food, to energy, bioeconomy, and mining. The fourth section presents chapters where people are at the center of the development-environment nexus through topics such as gender relations, children, health, and cities. Finally, policy and governance of development and environment are explored in Part 5. The section includes both academics and practitioners who have worked with policy makers and are policy makers themselves. The book is primarily intended for scholars and graduate students in geography, environmental studies, and development studies for whom it will provide an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current thinking across the range of disciplines, which converge in the study of development and environment.
Categories: Political Science

China and New Left Visions

China and New Left Visions

On the one hand, ecosocialism as a social movement on the international front has a minor influence on China—the EIN is ... Socialism, Ecology, David Pepper's Eco-Socialism: From Deep Ecology to Social Justice, John Bellamy Foster's ...

Author: Jie Lu

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739165188

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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The first English anthology on China’s New Left in a global context, this book presents the history, background, and the focuses of the most critical force in contemporary China. Well-versed in Chinese history and its global connections, the writers provide well documented and insightful perspectives on China’s pursuit of a path radically different from capitalist globalization.
Categories: Political Science