Box 18, Item 1225: Abstract of Problems in deep ecopolitical theory

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Box 18, Item 1225: Abstract of Problems in deep ecopolitical theory

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One of seven papers digitised from item 1225.

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The University of Queensland's Richard Sylvan Papers UQFL291, Box 18, Item 1225

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This item was identified for digitisation at the request of The University of Queensland's 2020 Fryer Library Fellow, Dr. N.A.J. Taylor.

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ABSTRACT OF

PROBLEMS and SOLUTIONS in DEEP ECOPOLITICAL THEORY
A reshaping of social and political institutions, which are often outmoded or suboptimal
and certainly commonly anti-environmental, is now prominent on theoretical agendas, at least in

Australia. One such project is the multi-million dollar "Reshaping Australian Institutions^^
project at the Australian National University.

At the same time there is widespread

disenchantment with prevailing politics in Australia. Accordingly there is an opportunity to put

radical green themes on agendas for real political and institutional change.
A deep change, however, which is what deep green theories require, encounters several

problems. For one, there appears to be a contradiction between demands for, on the one side,
increasing environmental regulations and welfare arrangements, characteristically dependent

upon bureaurcratic centralisation and economic growth, and on the other, decentralized lower

impact organisation, which halts anti-environmentally industry and economic growth. A

functional resolution, partially dissolving a central state, is outlined, along with a theory of
encephaletic organisation.
Further problems to surmount include human chauvinism and present-time bias, even in

present t4best practice” democratic institutions. Deep demarchoidal resolutions of these

problems are sketched and defended.
R. Sylvan

RMB 683
Bungendore Australia 2621

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Richard Sylvan, “Box 18, Item 1225: Abstract of Problems in deep ecopolitical theory,” Antipodean Antinuclearism, accessed February 22, 2024, https://antipodean-antinuclearism.org/items/show/187.

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