Growing Green Democracy? Barriers to Ecological Modernization in Democratizing States

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dc.identifier.citation Thomas O'Brien, Growing Green Democracy? Barriers to Ecological Modernization in Democratizing States, Environmental Policy and Governance, Volume 23, Issue 4 July/August 2013 Pages 247–258 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1756-932X
dc.description.abstract Ecological modernization has established an important position in the field of environmental politics. The adoption of technocratic solutions to environmental challenges is attractive to policymakers. Ecological modernization enables such an approach, in combination with mechanisms for participation and reflexive policy development. However, there are questions regarding the applicability of the concept to political contexts differing from those in the Northern European states in which it first emerged. This paper examines the challenges associated with adopting ecological modernization in the context of democratization and draws on analysis of the development of environmental politics in Bulgaria to illustrate the difficulties identified. The findings suggest that the adoption of ecological modernization during a period of democratization may lead to the hardening of closed technocratic policy-making, limiting wider participation and preventing the development of stronger and more reflexive forms of ecological modernization. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Wiley en_UK
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: O’Brien T, Growing Green Democracy? Barriers to Ecological Modernisation in Democratising States, Environmental Policy & Governance, Volume 23, Issue 4, July/August 2013, Pages 247–258, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
dc.subject democratization en_UK
dc.subject participation en_UK
dc.subject ecological modernization en_UK
dc.subject administration en_UK
dc.subject Bulgaria en_UK
dc.title Growing Green Democracy? Barriers to Ecological Modernization in Democratizing States en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK

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