This chapter is concerned with exploring the relationship between Western political ideas and the environment. The first part of the chapter is concerned with the fit between the needs of environmental protection and the character of a variety of ideological positions. Should environmentalism be seen as an offshoot of traditional ideological positions or is it distinct? The second part of the chapter explores the relationship between environmentalism and political concepts such as democracy, authoritarianism and decentralization. It asks what kind of political structure is most conducive to environmental protection? A separate chapter (Chapter 5) is devoted to the question of the relationship between the environment and social justice.
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