Adapting ecological modernisation to the Australian context

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Title Adapting ecological modernisation to the Australian context
Author Howes, Michael James; McKenzie, Marteena; Gleeson, Brendan James; Gray, Rowan; Byrne, Jason Antony; Daniels, Peter
Journal Name Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Abstract This article uses a broad range of ecological modernisation (EM) literature to derive five core theoretical themes: technological innovation; engaging with economic imperatives; political and institutional change; transforming the role of social movements; and discursive change. These themes are then developed into an analytical framework and adapted to suit the Australian context. The underlying argument is that while key elements of weak EM can be found in most environmental and sustainability policies, stronger versions have more transformative potential. Care must be taken, however, in transplanting the theory from the European political and economic environment to the Australian context.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Routledge. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 7
Issue Number 1
Page from 5
Page to 21
ISSN 1943-8168
Date Accessioned 2010-02-22
Language en_AU
Research Centre Environmental Futures Research Institute; Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environment Policy; Environmental Management; Land Use and Environmental Planning
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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