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Environmental Heresies

The Quest for Reasonable

  • Juha Hiedanpää
  • Daniel W. Bromley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Juha Hiedanpää, Daniel W. Bromley
    Pages 1-20
  3. Juha Hiedanpää, Daniel W. Bromley
    Pages 21-31
  4. Concepts and Concerns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Juha Hiedanpää, Daniel W. Bromley
      Pages 35-54
    3. Juha Hiedanpää, Daniel W. Bromley
      Pages 55-71
    4. Juha Hiedanpää, Daniel W. Bromley
      Pages 73-90
  5. Practices and Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Juha Hiedanpää, Daniel W. Bromley
      Pages 93-113
    3. Juha Hiedanpää, Daniel W. Bromley
      Pages 115-140
    4. Juha Hiedanpää, Daniel W. Bromley
      Pages 141-161
    5. Juha Hiedanpää, Daniel W. Bromley
      Pages 163-188
    6. Juha Hiedanpää, Daniel W. Bromley
      Pages 189-214
    7. Juha Hiedanpää, Daniel W. Bromley
      Pages 215-228
    8. Juha Hiedanpää, Daniel W. Bromley
      Pages 229-245
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-255

About this book

Introduction

This book systematically deconstructs the pervasive and counter-productive discourse surrounding environmental policy. The authors argue that environmental policy problems are always framed such that conflict is inevitable—a particular project or policy must be accepted versus a specific environmental asset that must be protected. Over the course of 12 chapters, the authors demonstrate that confident yet contradictory assertions by contending interests preclude necessary deliberation and reason giving. They argue that deliberation is an important social process of reflecting upon the reasons for doing something. Their innovative approach allows discourse and collaboration to continue, until—after honest and informed deliberation—the better way forward is arrived at. This approach to environmental policy illustrates just how very constructive and enabling the quest for the reasonable can be.

Juha Hiedanpää is Research Professor in Natural Resource Policy at the Natural Resources Institute Finland. He has published widely on biodiversity policy, institutional change, and policy design from the bottom up. 

Daniel W. Bromley is Anderson-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published extensively on environmental economics, international development, and the institutional foundations of the economy. His recent books include Environment and Economy: Property Rights and Public Policy, and Sufficient Reason: Volitional Pragmatism and the Meaning of Economic Institutions.

Keywords

Environmental Policy Pragmatism Climate Change Environmental governance Biodiversity

Authors and affiliations

  • Juha Hiedanpää
    • 1
  • Daniel W. Bromley
    • 2
  1. 1.Natural Resources Institute FinlandFinlandFinland
  2. 2.University of Wisconsin-MadisonWisconsinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-60083-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-60082-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-60083-7
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