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Affluence and Freedom


Affluence and Freedom

An Environmental History of Political Ideas
1. Aufl.

von: Pierre Charbonnier

18,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 22.06.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781509543731
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 328

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<p>In this pathbreaking book, Pierre Charbonnier opens up a new intellectual terrain: an environmental history of political ideas. His aim is not to locate the seeds of ecological thought in the history of political ideas as others have done, but rather to show that all political ideas, whether or not they endorse ecological ideals, are informed by a certain conception of our relationship to the Earth and to our environment.</p> <p>The fundamental political categories of modernity were founded on the idea that we could improve on nature, that we could exert a decisive victory over its excesses and claim unlimited access to earthly resources. In this way, modern thinkers imagined a political society of free individuals, equal and prosperous, alongside the development of industry geared towards progress and liberated from the Earth’s shackles. Yet this pact between democracy and growth has now been called into question by climate change and the environmental crisis. It is therefore our duty today to rethink political emancipation, bearing in mind that this can no longer draw on the prospect of infinite growth promised by industrial capitalism. Ecology must draw on the power harnessed by nineteenth-century socialism to respond to the massive impact of industrialization, but it must also rethink the imperative to offer protection to society by taking account of the solidarity of social groups and their conditions in a world transformed by climate change.</p> <p>This timely and original work of social and political theory will be of interest to a wide readership in politics, sociology, environmental studies and the social sciences and humanities generally.</p>
<p>Acknowledgements</p> <p>Foreword </p> <p>Introduction<br /><br /></p> <p>Chapter One. The critique of ecological reason</p> <p>The fabric of liberty</p> <p>The other history. Ecology and the labour question</p> <p>Subsisting, dwelling, knowing</p> <p>Autonomy and abundance<br /><br /></p> <p>Chapter Two. Sovereignty and property. Political philosophy and the land</p> <p>The political affordances of the land</p> <p>Grotius: Empire and possession</p> <p>Locke: the improving citizen<br /><br /></p> <p>Chapter Three. Grain and the market. The order of commerce and the organic economy in the eighteenth century</p> <p>The good use of the land</p> <p>The agrarian kingdom of the Physiocrats</p> <p>The liberal pact: Adam Smith</p> <p>Two types of growth</p> <p>Fichte: the ubiquity of the moderns<br /><br /></p> <p>Chapter Four. The new ecological regime</p> <p>From one liberalism to another</p> <p>The paradoxes of autonomy: Guizot</p> <p>The paradoxes of abundance: Jevons</p> <p>Colonial extractions</p> <p>Extraction-autonomy: Tocqueville<br /><br /></p> <p>Chapter Five. Industrial democracy. From Proudhon to Durkheim</p> <p>Revolutions and industry</p> <p>Property and labour</p> <p>Proudhon as critic of the liberal pact</p> <p>The fraternal idiom</p> <p>Durkheim: ‘carbon sociology’</p> <p>The political affordances of coal<br /><br /></p> <p>Chapter Six. The technocratic hypothesis. Saint-Simon and Veblen</p> <p>Material flows and market arrangements</p> <p>The technological normativity of the moderns</p> <p>Laying bare the productive schema </p> <p>Veblen and the cult of efficiency              </p> <p>The engineer and property<br /><br /></p> <p>Chapter Seven. Nature in a market society</p> <p>Marx as a thinker of autonomy</p> <p>Putting the forest to good use</p> <p>Technology and agronomy</p> <p>Conquering the globe</p> <p>Karl Polanyi: protecting society, protecting nature</p> <p>Disembedding</p> <p>Socialism, liberalism, conservatism<br /><br /></p> <p>Chapter Eight. The great acceleration and the eclipse of nature</p> <p>Freedom from want</p> <p>Emancipation and acceleration: Herbert Marcuse</p> <p>Oil and atomic power: invisible energies<br /><br /></p> <p>Chapter Nine. Risks and limits: the end of certainties</p> <p>Alarms and controversies</p> <p>The critique of development and political naturalism</p> <p>Risk and the reinvention of autonomy</p> <p>The impasse: between collapse and resilience<br /><br /></p> <p>Chapter Ten. The end of the modern exception and political ecology</p> <p>Symmetrizations</p> <p>Authority and composition</p> <p>Under naturalism lies production  </p> <p>Unequal ecological exchange</p> <p>Provincializing critique</p> <p>A new conceptual cartography</p> <p>Changing expectations of justice</p> <p>Autonomy without abundance</p> <p>Towards a new critical subject<br /><br /></p> <p>Chapter Eleven. The self-protection of the Earth.</p> <p>Changing expectations of justice</p> <p>Autonomy without abundance</p> <p>Towards a new critical subject<br /><br /></p> <p>Conclusion. Reinventing liberty<br /><br /></p> <p>Notes</p> <p>Bibliography</p> Index
<p>"Because he speaks the language of political philosophy and not that of environmentalism, Charbonnier manages, paradoxically, to bring questions of the material conditions of existence much closer to what those who pursue the modern ideals of freedom and prosperity need in order to realize them. He might succeed in rendering political ecology mainstream."<br /><b>Bruno Latour, Sciences Po, Paris</b></p>
<b>Pierre Charbonnier</b> is a researcher at the CNRS and a member of the Centre d'études européennes; he teaches at Sciences Po, Paris.

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