The Politics of the Environment: Ideas, Activism, Policy by Neil Carter

By Neil Carter

This textbook offers scholars with a accomplished advisor to the diversity of concerns in environmental politics. It covers conception and beliefs; strain teams and social gathering politics; in addition to rules, legislation and implementation. The e-book comprises many examples and empirical info from around the globe, with advanced suggestions outlined and analyzed. Essay questions, a word list and publications to extra interpreting improve the wide-ranging remedy of this crucial topic sector.

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Origins of the animal rights move‘Preservationism’ represents an attitude of reverence towards ment. Whereas contemporary envinature, especially for the wilderness of the USA and Australia. 6), animal humanity and nature. liberationism emerged from the Both approaches were clearly anthropocentric, although in preservationism humans were not the sole source of value. separate animal protection tradiConservation involves managing a resource for later consumption tion. Animal liberationists have whereas preservation will protect a resource from any mobilised their arguments in supinterference.

In response to an array of withering attacks on the unworkability of the principle, Naess tried to clarify his position: The principle of biospherical egalitarianism defined in terms of equal right, has sometimes been misunderstood as meaning that human needs should never have priority over non-human needs. But this is never intended. In practice, we have for instance greater obligation to that which is nearer to us. This implies duties which sometimes involve killing or injuring non-humans. (Naess 1989: 170) However, this qualification denudes the principle of its radicalism; it now merely provides a guideline to help adjudicate when the needs of different species conflict.

These terms are not mutually exclusive; being valuable in one way does not preclude something also being valuable in another way. 1 Defining value 1. Instrumental value is the value which something has for someone as a means to an end which they desire. So, a word processor is valuable to me in so far as it enables me to write, when writing is something I want to do. 2. Inherent value is the value something has for someone, but not as a means to a further end. A beautiful landscape has value for me, but not because it enables me to do something further.

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