Ecopolitics, more commonly known as “environmental” or “green politics,” is, along with feminism, the newest political ideology and associated social and political movements of the postwar era. One finds in green politics an extremely broad understanding of the scope of “politics” and the “political” that encompasses almost everything one does, including one's choices about consumption, transport, waste, fertility, food, job, and so on. Often these are presented in such broad terms that they can be viewed as “pre-political” or as simply too big, urgent, and important for normal “politics.” This is presented in either the sense that green politics is about issues of ecological survival that make “politics” irrelevant or that the real “cause” of the ecological crisis is “beyond politics” and has to do ...

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