Rethinking the Green State: Environmental governance towards climate and sustainability transitions (Routledge Studies in Sustainability) (Hardcover)

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By Karin Bäckstrand (Editor), Annica Kronsell (Editor)
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This innovative book is one of the first to conduct a systematic comprehensive analysis of the ideals and practices of the evolving green state. It draws on elements of political theory, feminist theory, post-structuralism, governance and institutional theory to conceptualise the green state and advances thinking on how to understand its emergence in the context of climate and sustainability transitions. Focusing on the state as an actor in environmental, climate and sustainability politics, the book explores different principles guiding the emergence of the green state and examines the performance of states and institutional responses to the sustainable and climate transitions in the European and Nordic context in particular. The book's unique focus on the Nordic countries underlines the important to learn from Nordics, which are perceived to be in the forefront of climate and sustainability governance as well as historically strong welfare states.

With chapter contributions from leading international scholars in political science, sociology, economics, energy and environmental systems and climate policy studies, this book will be of great value to postgraduate students and researchers working on sustainability transitions, environmental politics and governance, and those with an area studies focus on the Nordic countries.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781138792517
ISBN-10: 1138792519
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 1st, 2015
Pages: 278
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainability