Quotation Blühdorn, Ingolfur, Welsh, Ian. 2007. Eco-politics beyond the Paradigm of Sustainability. A Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda. Environmental Politics 2 (16): S. 185-205.


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This contribution sketches a conceptual framework for the analysis of the post-ecologist era and outlines a research agenda for investigating its politics of unsustainability. The article suggests that this new era and its particular mode of eco-politics necessitate a new environmental sociology. Following a review of some achievements and limitations of the paradigm of sustainability, the concept of post-ecologism is related to existing discourses of the 'end of nature', the 'green backlash' and the 'death of environmentalism'. The shifting terrain of eco-politics in the late-modern condition is mapped and an eco-sociological research programme outlined centring on the post-ecologist question: How do advanced modern capitalist consumer democracies try and manage to sustain what is known to be unsustainable?

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Environmental Politics
Language English
Title Eco-politics beyond the Paradigm of Sustainability. A Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda
Volume 2
Number 16
Year 2007
Page from 185
Page to 205
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644010701211650

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Blühdorn, Ingolfur (Details)
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Welsh, Ian (Glasgow University, United Kingdom)
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Institute for Social Change and Sustainability IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5914 Environmental research (Details)
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