Whose environment? The end of nature, climate change and the process of post-politicization

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The paper explores how the elevation of the environmental question, in particular the problem of climate change, to a global and consensually established public concern is both a marker of and constituent force in the production of de-politicization. The paper has four parts. First, I problematize the question of Nature and the environment. Second, the case of climate change policy is presented as cause célèbre of de-politicization. The third part relates this argument to the views of political theorists who argue that the political constitution of western democracies is increasingly marked by the consolidation of post-political and postdemocratic arrangements. Fourth, I discuss the climate change consensus in light of the postpolitical thesis. I conclude that the matter of the environment and climate change in particular, needs to be displaced onto the terrain of the properly political.

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Swyngedouw, E. (2011). Whose environment? The end of nature, climate change and the process of post-politicization. Ambiente e Sociedade, 14(2), 69–87. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1414-753X2011000200006

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