The Death of Industrial Civilization: The Limits to Economic Growth and the Repoliticization of Advanced Industrial Society (Suny Series in Environm) (Suny Series in Environmental Public Policy)

The Death of Industrial Civilization: The Limits to Economic Growth and the Repoliticization of Advanced Industrial Society (Suny Series in Environm) (Suny Series in Environmental Public Policy)

Joel Jay Kassiola


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5.0 out of five stars Political concept and the surroundings
June 24, 2000
By Joel Kassiola
Format: Paperback
This e-book examines the insights that political conception grants as a way to comprehend the price bases of the environmental drawback. It indicates the function that sleek values play in our lives that's claimed to be either bad and unsustainable. It argues for the necessity for either the transformation of the present dominant set of contemporary values which emphasize prestige pageant and materialism, in addition to the transformation in our social associations and practices. these attracted to political ecology will locate this ebook useful.

CONTENTS
Part I complicated commercial Society in quandary: Experiencing the results of monetary development Addiction
1
1 The modern commercial predicament and the Limits-to-Growth Controversy
3
2 The demise of business Illusions
31
Part II glossy Economics because the Reductionism of Politics
51
3 the trendy upward thrust of Economics and the dying of Politics
53
4 commercial financial Reductionism: Depoliticization during the habit to limitless Growth
71
5 Liberalism and the commercial Reductionism of Politics
83
6 the concept that of "Relative Wealth": A Social restrict to development that Destroys the habit to development and Spurs Repoliticization
95
Part III The Values of Industrialism: limitless aggressive Materialism and the Normative Limits to Growth
109
7 past the Biophysical Limits to development: Assessing commercial Values
111
8 Materialism and smooth Political Philosophy
125
Part IV Transindustrial Values: exchanging the habit to limitless financial progress with Nonmaterialism, Noncompetition, Participatory Democracy and Community
151
9 Social Transformation right into a Transindustrial Community
153
10 end: in the direction of a brand new Transindustrial Society
199
Notes
219
Bibliography
261
Index
283

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