Title: Searching for 'the political' in environmental politics
Authors: Kenis, Anneleen ×
Lievens, Matthias #
Issue Date: 2014
Series Title: Environmental Politics vol:23 issue:4 pages:531-548
Abstract: Situating the ‘post-ecologist turn’ within the framework of post-politics, we not only investigate why environmental issues are so easily represented in consensual and technocratic terms, but also seek avenues for repoliticisation. We thereby try to avoid the pitfall of a voluntaristic or substantively normative approach to what repoliticisation can mean. By pointing to the subtle polemic on a metalevel which lurks beneath even the most consensual discourse, a potential starting point for repoliticisation is uncovered, which also enables a political re-reading of the ‘post-ecologist turn’. Finally, we argue that the same characteristics that make the environmental question liable to depoliticisation, can also turn it into a field of politicisation par excellence.
ISSN: 0964-4016
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geography & Tourism
Institute of Philosophy - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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