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Green citizenship and the social economy

Smith, Graham (2005) Green citizenship and the social economy. Environmental Politics, 14 (2). pp. 273-289. ISSN 0964-4016

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644010500055175


Contemporary green political theory has paid little attention to the role that economic organisations can play in the cultivation and expression of green citizenship. This paper argues that the ethos and structure of organisations within the social economy – for example, cooperatives, mutuals and voluntary associations – appear particularly well suited for the development of relevant dispositions, skills and capacities. The associative reform of both the welfare state and the for-private-profit economy therefore offers a challenging and creative strategy for enhancing green citizenship.

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Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
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