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Greening the Economy: Dispatches from the front line in Northern Ireland

A theoretical and policy -relevant analysis of some key issues in the greening of the economy, illustrated with examples and experience of the less than conducive political context of post-conflict Northern Ireland.


Perhaps the weakest dimension of the 'triple bottom line' understanding of sustainable development has been the 'economic' dimension. Much of the thinking about the appropriate 'political economy' to underpin sustainable development has been either utopian (as in some radical green political views) or 'business as usual' approaches. While critical of the reformist 'policy telos' of ecological modernisation, supporters of more radical versions of sustainable development need to also be aware of the strategic opportunities of this policy discourse. In particular, the discourse of 'economic security' ought to be used as a way of articulating a radical, robust and principled understanding of sustainable development, which offers a normatively compelling and policy-relevant path to outlining a 'green political economy' to underpin sustainable development. This paper will offer some theoretical and policy -relevant analysis of some of the main issues in the greening of the economy, and will illustrate it with examples and experience of the less than conducive political context of post-conflict Northern Ireland.


Speaker(s):

Dr John Barry | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

5 May 2009 at 5:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

The Westminster Forum
University of Westminster
32-38 Wells St, 5th Floor
London
W1T 3UW


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Organised by:

Centre for the Study of Democracy
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This event is hosted by the Governance & Sustainability Programme, University of Westminster (London)

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