chapter is readable and straightforward. It tells us how a sustainable society
should look like. The presence of open-ended questions is quite mind-boggling. With
the green political thought, there are two important considerations: our
ethical relationship with nature and the carrying capacity of ecosystems since
we have finite resources. According to the reading, the central stone to green
political thinking is “that infinite growth in a finite system is impossible’.
This pertains to the concept of carrying capacity. One of the most recent
thoughts of political thinking is Ecologism or Green Political theory that focuses
on issues that are extremely old in politics and philosophical inquiry. This
chapter uses the term ‘green political theory’ that focuses on both the
material/metabolic dimensions of human-nonhuman relations as well as the
political status and ethical status of the nonhuman world. However, this way of
thinking offers a rather narrow understanding of green politics. Green politics is too focused on these issues
of nature and human-nature relations and in my point of view, does not allow
sufficient scope for the ‘non-ecological’ and ‘non-nature related’ principles
of green politics. This is particularly the case in respect of appreciating and
understanding the specifically intra-human dimensions of green ideology.
covers a variety of concerns as an extremely broad school of political thought
and contains a number of distinct sub-schools of green thought (sharing a
similarity with other political ideologies) and combine empirical scientific
and normative elements in a unique manner which makes it distinct from other
my opinion, environmental issues are caused by crisis of culture and human
character. How we use our resources reflect our ethical background or morality.
We all know that human nature is selfish. We tend to extract resources without
even thinking if there will be something left for the future generations. Hence,
the “concept of sustainability. Since we were influenced by Western culture,
capitalism and consumerism are prevalent. However, this doesn’t mean that
greens are anti-market. Thus, there is a need for culture renewal. This
includes holistic policy making which should encourage community engagement.
Environmental problems should be subjected to public deliberation to achieve
the best solution.
Another highlight is: We should live within
ecological limits. Communities should learn to live within the carrying
capacity of their bioregion. If we are to move towards sustainable development,
the social, political, economic and cultural institutions need to adapt to new
ways of doing things. Thus, there is a need to innovate to adapt to the
uniqueness of its focus on nature is being acknowledge in Green Ideology while
it also highlight its approach to the organization of economic, social and
political relations, consistent, but not exclusively tied to or derived from
its focus on the metabolism between humans and nature. Green ideology radically
challenged the existing forms of economic and political organization. Above all
else, Green Ideology takes from them the importance of the need for societies
to plan/prepare for a number of future scenarios and actively take steps to avoid
the most negative scenarios.