Environmental Values

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 03, June

Democratic and Practical Engagements with Environmental Values
Reading the papers for this issue, I was struck by several of the authors' emphases on the practical use of environments as a way of capturing the often incommensurable forms of environmental valuation. Reproducing a household, exploring a woodland...
Governance and Images: Representations of Certified Southern Producers in High-Quality Design Markets
ABSTRACT This article analyses the representational politics of global commodity networks, where certified forest products are produced and consumed, approaching them as complex forms of governance in which diverse actors, images, conventions and...
Landscape Democracy, Three Sets of Values, and the Connoisseur Method
ABSTRACT The European Landscape Convention has brought up the question of democracy in relation to landscape transformation, but without a clear definition of democracy. This paper conceptualises democracy in relation to three main sets of values...
Reframing Problems of Incommensurability in Environmental Conflicts through Pragmatic Sociology: From Value Pluralism to the Plurality of Modes of Engagement with the Environment
ABSTRACT This paper presents the contribution of the pragmatic sociology of critical capacities to the understanding of environmental conflicts. In the field of 'environmental valuation', nowadays colonised by economics, the approach of plural modes...
Rejecting Eco-Authoritarianism, Again
ABSTRACT Ecologically-motivated authoritarianism flourished initially during the 1970s but largely disappeared after the decline of socialism in the late-1980s. Today 'eco-authoritarianism' is beginning to reassert itself, this time modelled not...
Should Ecological Citizenship Advocates Praise the Green State?
ABSTRACT This article focuses on the relationship between ecological citizenship and the green state and asks whether it is a productive one. First, I examine the political system of an ideal ecological state to assess how it could encourage ecological...
The Capabilities Approach and Environmental Sustainability: The Case for Functioning Constraints
ABSTRACT The capabilities approach of Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum has become an influential viewpoint for addressing issues of social justice and human development. It has not yet, however, given adequate theoretical consideration to the requirements...
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