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Title:Ecodemocracy in practice : exploration of debates on limits and possibilities of addressing environmental challenges within democratic systems
Authors:Kopnina, Helen (Author)
Spannring, Reingard (Author)
Mackenzie Hawke, Shé (Author)
Robertson, Colin D. (Author)
Thomasberger, Alessio (Author)
Maloney, Michelle (Author)
Morini, Marco (Author)
Lynn, William (Author)
Muhammad, Naziru Zakari (Author)
Santiago-Ávila, Francisco J. (Author)
Begovic, Hana (Author)
Baranowski, Mariusz (Author)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organisation:Logo ZRS Koper - Science and Research Centre Koper
Abstract:This article examines the practical implications of ecological democracy or ecodemocracy, inquiring how capable democratic societies are of addressing environmental challenges. It asks: What is needed to secure democratic legitimacy for policy measures to benefit nonhuman species? What would ecodemocracy look like in practice? Different types of existing and possible types of representation are discussed, including the expansion of the precautionary principle, the Council of All Beings or Parliament of Things, and representation through the Parties for Animals. A possible approach in the form of a mandate for proxy ecorepresentation similar to civil rights through continuous affirmative action is investigated. Limitations and possibilities of each approach for nature representation are weighed.
Keywords:anthropocentrism, democracy, ecocentrism, ecological democracy, ecodemocracy, ecological justice, environmental justice, multispecies justice, rights of nature
Year of publishing:2021
COBISS_ID:64900099 Link is opened in a new window
ISSN on article:2384-8677
DOI:10.13135/2384-8677/5832 Link is opened in a new window
Note:Nasl. z nasl. zaslona; Opis vira z dne 27. 5. 2021; Soavtorji: Reingard Spannring, Shé Hawke, Colin D. Robertson, Alessio Thomasberger, Michelle Maloney, Marco Morini, William Lynn, Naziru Zakari Muhammad, Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila, Hana Begovic, Mariusz Baranowski;
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Journal:Visions sustainability
IRIS, Istituto Ricerche interdisciplinari sulla Sostenibilità
Rights:©2021 Kopnina, H.
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Document is financed by a project

Funder:ARRS - Agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost Republike Slovenije (ARRS)
Project no.:J7-1824
Name:Preživeti dobo Antropocena z razvitjem nove ekološke pravičnosti in biodružbene filozofske pismenosti


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Licensing start date:22.05.2021