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Politics of Nature

How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674013476

Publication Date: 04/30/2004


320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

7 line illustrations

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  • Introduction: What Is to Be Done with Political Ecology?
  • 1. Why Political Ecology Has to Let Go of Nature
    • First, Get Out of the Cave
    • Ecological Crisis or Crisis of Objectivity?
    • The End of Nature
    • The Pitfall of “Social Representations” of Nature
    • The Fragile Aid of Comparative Anthropology
    • What Successor for the Bicameral Collective?
  • 2. How to Bring the Collective Together
    • Difficulties in Convoking the Collective
    • First Division: Learning to Be Circumspect with Spokespersons
    • Second Division: Associations of Humans and Nonhumans
    • Third Division between Humans and Nonhumans: Reality and Recalcitrance
    • A More or Less Articulated Collective
    • The Return to Civil Peace
  • 3. A New Separation of Powers
    • Some Disadvantages of the Concepts of Fact and Value
    • The Power to Take into Account and the Power to Put in Order
    • The Collective’s Two Powers of Representation
    • Verifying That the Essential Guarantees Have Been Maintained
    • A New Exteriority
  • 4. Skills for the Collective
    • The Third Nature and the Quarrel between the Two “Eco” Sciences
    • Contribution of the Professions to the Procedures of the Houses
    • The Work of the Houses
    • The Common Dwelling, the Oikos
  • 5. Exploring Common Worlds
    • Time’s Two Arrows
    • The Learning Curve
    • The Third Power and the Question of the State
    • The Exercise of Diplomacy
    • War and Peace for the Sciences
  • Conclusion: What Is to Be Done? Political Ecology!
  • Summary of the Argument (for Readers in a Hurry…)
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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