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Environmental Reform, Negative Duties, and Petrocrats: A Strategic Green Energy Argument

Nili, Shmuel

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This article constructs an argument for the development of green energy that can appeal to Americans moderately skeptical of climate change. Accepting—arguendo and in a qualified way—key empirical and normative assumptions of American environmental skeptics, I make two main moves. First, while environmentalists often justify the development of green energy through references to future generations, I try to show that they need a present-oriented argument focused on negative duties to respect...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/152332
Source: Journal of Politics
DOI: 10.1086/682580
Access Rights: Open Access

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