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Environmental and ecological citizenship in civil society

Humphreys, David (2009). Environmental and ecological citizenship in civil society. The International Spectator, 44(1) pp. 171–183.

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Abstract

Drawing from the work of Andrew Dobson, two notions of citizenship in civil society can be distinguished: environmental citizenship, which focuses on environmental rights and seeks to redefine the relationship between the state and the citizen; and ecological citizenship, which goes beyond a rights-based notion of citizenship to advocate the fair usage of ecological space across international borders. Using civil society initiatives to conserve forests, this article argues that these two notions of citizenship should be seen as overlapping in that civil society groups seek to work through national and international law to reduce the ecological footprint of some countries on others. The article concludes by drawing a distinction between the environmental state and the ecological state.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Istituto Affari Internazionali
ISSN: 0393-2729
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 17219
Depositing User: Users 4807 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2009 09:30
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 11:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/17219
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