Synopses & Reviews
The greening of citizenship, the state and ideology creates both opportunities and bottlenecks for progressive political movements seeking justice in sustainable development. Normative theories overlook the partial assimilation of hitherto critical ideological values to the post-industrial eco-modernizing state. Achieving ideals such as dissolving the nature/culture dualism, unifying the private and public spheres, fostering non-contractualism, non-territorialism and ethico-moral awareness of finite ecospace has not necessarily fostered justice. Indeed, the state implements these ideals by supporting corporate, social and environmental responsibility, dismantling the welfare state, embracing market-globalization, green consumerism and 'livability'. Rather, as Scerri argues, the greening of citizenship evokes a new grammar of justice that centers on a 'test of wellness'.
About the Author
Andy Scerri is Research Fellow at the Global Cities Research Institute and Lecturer in School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, both at RMIT University, Australia.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Citizenship, the state and ideology in a critical, pragmatic and realist lensModern artificialism: an alternative perspective on nature/culture dualismChallenging modern artificialismPART IIThe new citizenship, imperatives of state and questions of justiceNot just the warm, fuzzy feeling you get from buying free-range eggs …Action after dualismConclusion