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Citizenship and the Environment

Andrew Dobson


Ecological citizenship cannot be fully articulated in either liberal or civic republican terms. It is, rather, an example and an inflection of ‘post‐cosmopolitan’ citizenship. Ecological citizenship focuses on duties as well as rights, and its conception of political space is not the state or the municipality, or the ideal speech community of cosmopolitanism, but the ‘ecological footprint’.

Keywords: citizenship, citizenship education, cosmopolitanism, ecological citizenship, ecological footprint, environmental citizenship, global warming, justice, liberalism, republicanism, sustainability, sustainable development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199258444
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004 DOI:10.1093/0199258449.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Dobson, author
Professor of Politics, Open University
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