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He contends that the major organising activity at the heart of this history of cooperation, conflict, innovation, and adaptation in the use, production and distribution of resources has been and still is politics. (1983: 12) As society is seen as outside the environment in this view, the study of politics complements the natural sciences (and the many other disciplines involved in environmental studies) in allowing us to understand and manage our biophysical resources; to manage our environment; to formulate and to implement environmental policies.
Xe fE ty o rsi ive Un ter Introduction Un ive rsi ty o fE xe ter Although environmental issues and forms of environmental concern have a very long history, awareness of the environmental consequences of economic development was given an increasingly political character from the 1950s onwards (Young 1990). Individuals produced provocative studies warning of particular threats to the environment, as with Rachel Carson’s well-known criticism of the increased use of DDT as a pesticide. Groups formed to press for solutions to particular or local problems or sought to get the political system to respond.
But, the fact of the matter is, authoritarian practices are now re-emerging not just in transitional and/or one-party states such as Hungary, Nigeria or China, but sometimes within what are nominally considered liberal-democratic states. One reason for the resurfacing of authoritarianism may be corporate-propelled globalisation. Due to market globalisation ‘democratic leaders often resort to authoritarian practices in order to secure market friendly results’ (Skene 2003: 196). Obviously, this is not to say that these societies have become authoritarian at systemic and institutional levels; rather, elected governments can behave in an authoritarian manner in their acquiescence to the interests of private capital.