Liberal Democracy and Environmentalism: The End of by Yoram Levy, Marcel Wissenburg

By Yoram Levy, Marcel Wissenburg

In contemporary a long time, environmental concerns have more and more been included into liberal democratic inspiration and political perform. Environmentalism and ecologism became stylish, even decent colleges of political concept. This it sounds as if winning integration of environmental routine, matters and concepts in mainstream politics increases the query of no matter if there's a destiny for what as soon as was once a counter-movement and counter-ideology. Liberal Democracy and Environmentalism presents a reflective evaluate of modern advancements, social relevance and way forward for environmental political concept, concluding that even supposing the alleged pacification of environmentalism is greater than dermis deep, it isn't but really deep sufficient. This booklet will attract scholars and researchers of social technological know-how and philosophers with an curiosity in environmental concerns.

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Bell provided two notions of ideology – one that identifies ideology with regimes (democratic versus totalitarian), the other perceived ideology as a stance on the left–right axis. Following Inglehart, Lijphart argued that a new ideological dimension has evolved in western political systems: the cleavage between materialism and post-materialism (Lijphart 1990). This ideological dimension cuts across the left–right axis. New politics analysts have argued for a new politics ideology (Poguntke 1993).

11 The deeper analysis of the silent revolution thus considers the challenge to old politics by contesting the direct representation and aggregated interest framework, suggesting that the new middle classes have the time and education to realize problems that transcend the traditional identification of needs with certain sectors of the population. They demand that issues and agendas that are considered as political be expanded to include areas such as ecological problems, identity politics and multiculturalism.

Following Inglehart, Lijphart argued that a new ideological dimension has evolved in western political systems: the cleavage between materialism and post-materialism (Lijphart 1990). This ideological dimension cuts across the left–right axis. New politics analysts have argued for a new politics ideology (Poguntke 1993). But what could that ideology be? What connects women’s movements and environmentalists; civil rights’ movements and sexual minorities; 26 Gayil Talshir and third world solidarity, catering for politics of identity with anti-war campaigns?

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