The term ecopolitics refers to an ideological perspective that positions the ecological as central to political concerns. Proponents of ecopolitics promote ecological awareness and advocate for the politicization of environmental issues. There are two assumptions integral to the ecopolitical perspective: (1) analyses of political systems and development of political policies must be approached with ecological awareness to be comprehensive and effective; and (2) political judgment is an essential aspect of ecological awareness. The emphasis on a politicized and centralized ecological awareness positions ecopolitics in direct opposition to the dominant global ideology of neoliberalism that currently influences the economic and political decision making of nation-states and corporations worldwide.

Neoliberalism privileges economic needs over political and environmental issues and perceives the advancement of economic growth and development as ...

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