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A defence of (Deliberative) democracy in the anthropocene

Niemeyer, Simon


Environmentally focussed scepticism of democracy is often founded on distrust in the public to choose outcomes consistent with green imperatives. The spectre of the Anthropocene, with large scale and complex environmental impacts, increases the stakes. It not only renders the task of governance more difficult in a technical sense, relating to the ability to deliver outcomes; it also renders more problematic the task of mobilising citizen support for appropriate action that serves their best...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethical Perspect
DOI: 10.2143/EP.21.1.3017285


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