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The Environment Between Theory and Practice

Avner de-Shalit


When constructing environmental policies in democratic regimes, there is a need for a theory that can be used not only by academics but also by politicians and activists. So why has the major part of environmental ethics failed to penetrate environmental policy and serve as its rationale? Obviously, there is a gap between the questions that environmental philosophers discuss and the issues that motivate environmental activists. Avner de‐Shalit attempts to bridge this gap by combining tools of political philosophy with questions of environmental ethics and environmental politics. He defends a r ... More

Keywords: communitarianism, environment, environmental activism, environmental ethics, environmental policies, environmental politics, liberalism, participatory democracy, political philosophy, socialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780199240388
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199240388.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Avner de-Shalit, author
Mansfield, College, Oxford
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