Green Growth: Ideology, political economy and the alternatives

Gareth Dale, Mathai, Manu V. and Puppim de Oliveira, José A., Green Growth: Ideology, political economy and the alternatives, ed. Gareth Dale, Mathai, Manu V. and Puppim de Oliveira, José A. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016).

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  • Author Gareth Dale
    Mathai, Manu V.
    Puppim de Oliveira, José A.
    Editor Gareth Dale
    Mathai, Manu V.
    Puppim de Oliveira, José A.
    Title Green Growth: Ideology, political economy and the alternatives
    Publication Date 2016-02-15
    Place of Publication Chicago
    Publisher The University of Chicago Press
    Pages 336
    Language eng
    Abstract The discourse of “green growth” has recently gained ground in environmental governance deliberations and policy proposals. It is presented as a fresh and innovative agenda centered on the deployment of engineering sophistication, managerial acumen, and market mechanisms to redress the environmental and social derelictions of the existing development model. But the green growth project is deeply inadequate, whether assessed against criteria of social justice or the achievement of sustainable economic life upon a materially finite planet. This volume outlines three main lines of critique. First, it traces the development of the green growth discourse qua ideology. It asks: what explains modern society’s investment in it, why has it emerged as a master concept in the contemporary conjuncture, and what social forces does it serve? Second, it unpicks and explains the contradictions within a series of prominent green growth projects. Finally, it weighs up the merits and demerits of alternative strategies and policies, asking the vital question: “If not green growth, then what?”
    UNBIS Thesaurus ENVIRONMENT
    DEVELOPMENT
    GEOGRAPHY
    HUMAN RIGHTS
    Keyword Politics
    Copyright Holder The University of Chicago Press
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9781783604876
    9781783604883
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