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Climate Crisis and the Democratic ProspectParticipatory Governance in Sustainable Communities$
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Frank Fischer

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199594917

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199594917.001.0001

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(p.276) Conclusion
Climate Crisis and the Democratic Prospect

Frank Fischer

Oxford University Press

The Conclusion seeks to make clear not only where the discussion has taken the reader, but also how the journey should be understood. Throughout the eleven chapters of the book we have engaged in an exploratory search for an answer to the question: what are the democratic prospects during a full-scale climate crisis? It is an inquiry that takes the reader from the global to the local level. After briefly summarizing the sections of the book, this Conclusion then underscores the way in which climate “crisis” is a political and ecological crisis. Against worries about eco-authoritarianism, it clarifies the contribution of eco-localism and the role it can play, but also presents its limits. In this regard, it calls for a form of global eco-localism. It closes by stressing the need for a more relevant environmental political theory useful to those who will confront the full force of climate crisis ahead.

Keywords:   climate crisis, eco-authoritarianism, Paris agreement, eco-localism, ecovillage, global environmental localism, environmental political theory

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