Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Climate Crisis and the Democratic ProspectParticipatory Governance in Sustainable Communities$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Frank Fischer

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199594917

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199594917.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 11 December 2019

Sustaining Democracy in Hard Times: Participatory Theory for Local Environmental Governance

Sustaining Democracy in Hard Times: Participatory Theory for Local Environmental Governance

Chapter:
(p.251) 11 Sustaining Democracy in Hard Times: Participatory Theory for Local Environmental Governance
Source:
Climate Crisis and the Democratic Prospect
Author(s):

Frank Fischer

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199594917.003.0012

This final chapter explores ideas previously taken up and relates them to political theory, democratic deliberative politics in particular. Up to this point, these ideas have been presented as theoretical contributions to both participatory governance and the relocalization movement. The discussion here seeks to extend the theoretical perspective more specifically to a number of important but relatively neglected traditions in democratic political theory, especially as they relate to ideas taken from the writings of Bookchin and Sale. This involves the theories of associative democracy, insurgent democratic politics, and participatory or democratic expertise. These theoretical orientations are provided as steps in search of a broader environmental political theory that can address the democratic struggles that are anticipated during the socio-ecological climate crisis ahead.

Keywords:   democratic political theory, participatory governance, eco-localization, associative democracy, bioregionalism, insurgent democracy, participatory expertise, participatory technology assessment, appropriate technology, ecological council

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .