Promoting ecological citizenship: towards a conceptual framework
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dc.contributor.author Melo Escrihuela, Carme
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-11T08:57:34Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-11T08:57:34Z
dc.date.issued 2007 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/68449
dc.description.abstract Citizenship has been a hot topic of debate within the green literature since the 1990s. Concepts like ecological and environmental citizenship capture the linkage between green politics and theories of citizenship. Although a significant number of contributions to the meaning of ecological/environmental citizenship have been made, their practical implications remain under-theorized. With the purpose of addressing this gap, my paper explores the conditions necessary for ecological citizenship to flourish. While pointing to the connection between questions of meaning and promotion, I seek to move debates from discussions on the theoretical concept to the possibilities for its cultivation. Two main trends aimed at fostering green notions of citizenship are highlighted and analyzed, namely, the rights approach and the personal duty approach. I explain why I find these two tendencies problematic, and contend that a third approach on the issue of promotion is needed, that is, one that transcends the individual. My claim is that a civil society perspective has to be introduced when thinking about the practice of ecological citizenship. Finally, I conclude by advancing a framework – based on political agency – for further research on the obstacles and possibilities for the promotion of ecological citizenship. es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.source Melo, Carme (2007). Promoting ecological citizenship: towards a conceptual framework. Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Workshops in Political Theory, Manchester Metropolitan University, 3-5 September. es_ES
dc.subject ciudadanía ecológica, ciudadanía ambiental, ecologismo político, teoría política verde es_ES
dc.title Promoting ecological citizenship: towards a conceptual framework es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject es_ES
dc.subject.unesco Ciencia política es_ES
dc.description.abstractenglish Citizenship has been a hot topic of debate within the green literature since the 1990s. Concepts like ecological and environmental citizenship capture the linkage between green politics and theories of citizenship. Although a significant number of contributions to the meaning of ecological/environmental citizenship have been made, their practical implications remain under-theorized. With the purpose of addressing this gap, my paper explores the conditions necessary for ecological citizenship to flourish. While pointing to the connection between questions of meaning and promotion, I seek to move debates from discussions on the theoretical concept to the possibilities for its cultivation. Two main trends aimed at fostering green notions of citizenship are highlighted and analyzed, namely, the rights approach and the personal duty approach. I explain why I find these two tendencies problematic, and contend that a third approach on the issue of promotion is needed, that is, one that transcends the individual. My claim is that a civil society perspective has to be introduced when thinking about the practice of ecological citizenship. Finally, I conclude by advancing a framework – based on political agency – for further research on the obstacles and possibilities for the promotion of ecological citizenship. es_ES

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