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The "Sustainable Development" Discourse: a Critique of an Ideological Fantasy
Author/s: Alice Dal Gobbo 
Year:  2016 Issue: 109 Language: Italian 
Pages:  15 Pg. 61-75 FullText PDF:  76 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SUR2016-109005
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The current ecologic crisis challenges Western economic, social and political organisation. Nowadays neoliberal policies have become hegemonic but do not seem to be able to implement successful measures. The author proposes the main arguments of a critical study carried out through Lacanian Discourse Analysis on three environmental policy documents. This highlighted the role of «sustainable development» as ideological fantasy: one that obscures systemic contradictions in order to perpetuate them.
Keywords: Ecologic Crisis, Environmental Policies, Criticism, Neoliberalism, Sustainable Development, Ideological Fantasy

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Alice Dal Gobbo, The "Sustainable Development" Discourse: a Critique of an Ideological Fantasy in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 109/2016, pp. 61-75, DOI:10.3280/SUR2016-109005


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