The Green Illusion

The Green Illusion : A Critique of Modern Environmentalism

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John Gibson aims to challenge the myths and prejudices underlying the growing popularity of Green politics in the West. "The Politics of Modern Environmentalism" looks closely at major environmental concerns, across the developed and the developing worlds and locates the growth of modern environmentalism in the failings of world capitalism. Gibson intends to demonstrate that perceptions of crisis in the world environment are determined by political and social factors rather than a rational or scientific investigation. The book's purpose is to defend the idea of fundamental human progress and social change. It aims to show that current limitations to this aim are social and not natural. Looking to the future, Gibson weighs up the prospects for the Green movement in the 1990s and is critical of the new theories of social change that are currently taking shape within the movement.show more

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0745304621
  • 9780745304625