In Democracy and the Claims of Nature, the leading thinkers in the fields of environmental, political, and social theory come together to discuss the tensions and sympathies of democratic ideals and environmental values. The prominent contributors reflect upon where we stand in our understanding of the relationship between democracy and the claims of nature. Democracy and the Claims of Nature bridges the gap between the often competing ideals of the two fields, leading to a greater understanding of each for the other.
Ben A. Minteer is assistant professor of environmental studies at Bucknell. Bob Pepperman Taylor is associate professor of political science at the University of Vermont.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Part 3 Democracy and Environmental Values Chapter 4 Democracy and Environmentalism: Foundations and Justifications in Environmental Policy Chapter 5 Deweyan Democracy and Environmental Ethics Chapter 6 Environmental Pragmatism, Ecocentrism, and Deliberative Democracy Chapter 7 The Legitimacy Crisis in Environmental Ethics and Politics Chapter 8 Science, Value, and Ethics: A Hierarchical Theory Part 9 Environmentalism and Democratic Citizenship Chapter 10 Opinionated Natures: Toward a Green Public Culture Chapter 11 Vulnerability and Virtue: Democracy, Dependency, and Ecological Stewardship Chapter 12 Restoring Ecological Citizenship Chapter 13 Aldo Leopold's Civic Education Part 14 Environmentalism and the Boundaries of Democratic Discourse Chapter 15 Justice, Democracy, and Global Warming Chapter 16 Environmentalism, Democracy, and the Cultural Politics of Nature in Monte Verde, Costa Rica Chapter 17 Environmental Rights as Democratic Rights Chapter 18 Deliberative Democracy and Environmental Policy Part 19 Democracy and Environmental Movements Chapter 20 Cycles of Closure in Environmental Politics and Policy Chapter 21 The People, Politics, and the Planet: Who Knows, Protects, and Serves Nature Best? Chapter 22 Linking Movements and Constructing a New Vision: Environmental Justice and Community Food Security Chapter 23 Civic Environmentalism