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Author Laferrière, Eric
Title International Relations Theory and Ecological Thought : Towards a Synthesis
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 1999
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (223 pages)
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Series Environmental Politics Ser
Environmental Politics Ser
Note Cover -- International Relations Theory and Ecological Thought -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Series editors' preface -- Preface -- 1 Introduction: unearthing theoretical convergence -- Introduction -- Divisions of IR theory -- Divisions of ecological thought -- An ecological reading of IR theory: some guidelines -- Conclusion -- 2 Ecological thought: a synopsis -- Introduction -- Utilitarian ecology -- Philosophical roots -- Utilitarian anti-environmentalism -- Conservationism -- Assessment -- Authoritarian ecology -- Ecology and the Green Leviathan -- Ecofascism -- Gaia and misanthropic ecology -- Assessment -- Radical ecology -- Selected sources of radical ecological thought -- Deep ecology -- Social ecology -- The status of ecosocialism -- Ecofeminism -- Assessment -- Conclusion -- 3 Realism and ecology -- Introduction -- Evolution of the realist worldview -- Addressing realist tenets -- The realist ontology of conflict -- Realism and hierarchy -- Realism and homogeneity -- Materialism and immutability -- Realism as reductionist epistemology -- An ecological assessment of realist tenets -- Conclusion -- 4 Liberal IR theory and ecology -- Introduction -- The evolution of liberal IR theory -- Addressing key liberal tenets -- Universaiism in liberal IR theory: roots -- Liberal universalism: the contemporary literature -- The utilitarian basis of order -- State and technocracy in liberal thought -- An ecological assessment of liberal tenets -- Conclusion -- 5 Critical IR theory and ecology -- Introduction -- IR theory and global process -- The normative critique of IR theory -- An ecological assessment of critical IR theory -- Radical ecology as critical IR theory? -- Conclusion -- 6 Conclusion: maintaining a reluctant dialogue -- Introduction -- Summary of the book
Ecology and mainstream IR: assimilation or two solitudes? -- Conclusion: some thoughts on future research -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Ecological crises have never been higher on the international political agenda. However, ecological thought and international relations theory have developed as separate disciplines. This ground-breaking study looks at the relationship between ecological thought and international relations theory arguing that there are shared concerns: peace, co-operation and security. The authors ask what ecological crisis can teach IR theorists as well as what ecological perspectives have been adopted by governments and international NGOs
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Laferrière, Eric International Relations Theory and Ecological Thought : Towards a Synthesis London : Taylor & Francis Group,c1999 9780415164788
Subject International cooperation
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Alt Author Stoett, Peter J
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