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Environmental Heresies

The Quest for Reasonable

Authors: Hiedanpää, Juha, BROMLEY, DANIEL

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  • Motivates readers to shift environmental discourse from ideology and narrow disciplinary paradigms to a more direct focus on what to do
  • Makes the case for a broader approach to environmental issues, moving beyond economics and scientific reductionism
  • Treats action as the focal point of reason and knowledge and emphasizes giving reasons for actions
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This book systematically deconstructs the pervasive and counter-productive discourse surrounding environmental policy. The authors argue that environmental policy problems are always framed such that conflict is inevitable—a particular project or policy must be accepted versus a specific environmental asset that must be protected. Over the course of 12 chapters, the authors demonstrate that confident yet contradictory assertions by contending interests preclude necessary deliberation and reason giving. They argue that deliberation is an important social process of reflecting upon the reasons for doing something. Their innovative approach allows discourse and collaboration to continue, until—after honest and informed deliberation—the better way forward is arrived at. This approach to environmental policy illustrates just how very constructive and enabling the quest for the reasonable can be.

About the authors

Juha Hiedanpää is Research Professor in Natural Resource Policy at the Natural Resources Institute Finland. He has published widely on biodiversity policy, institutional change, and policy design from the bottom up. 
Daniel W. Bromley is Anderson-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published extensively on environmental economics, international development, and the institutional foundations of the economy. His recent books include Environment and Economy: Property Rights and Public Policy, and Sufficient Reason: Volitional Pragmatism and the Meaning of Economic Institutions.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-60083-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-60082-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95614-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Heresies
Book Subtitle
The Quest for Reasonable
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60083-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-60083-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60082-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95614-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 255
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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