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ERIC Number: EJ1076982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-8047
The Neoliberalisation of Sustainability
Tulloch, Lynley; Neilson, David
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, v13 n1 p26-38 Mar 2014
Sustainability--embedded in intergovernmental global agreements and filtering, reassuringly, into "common sense"--is now the globally dominant environmental discourse. However, this dominance does not equate with the mainstreaming of its original meaning that is tied up with a radical critique of capitalism that crystallised in movements of both the South and the North in the 1970s. Rather, radical sustainability discourse has been effectively neutralised by its "articulation" with the neoliberal capitalist project. This article examines this articulatory shift, focusing particularly on a post-Marxist neo-Gramscian inspired discourse analysis of the key documents of intergovernmental global agreement. The article argues for the rearticulation of sustainability to a new counter-hegemonic "reimagining" of nature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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