Government of the Environment and Neoliberal Rationality

Author/s Luigi Pellizzoni
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2013/102 Language Italian
Pages 10 P. 31-40 File size 491 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2013-102003
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In the environmental field the traditional opposition between state and market has been gradually sidestepped by complex forms of intervention, where both terms change their meaning. A governmental perspective, rather than a governance one, is more useful in providing indications to understand the stakes of what appears to be a profound transformation in the way humans conceive the biophysical world and their relations with it, in which the hegemony of neoliberalism and its rationality of government play a crucial role. This process challenges the conceptual equipment of the social sciences. The current «return» to material reality does not necessarily lead to an adequately critical perspective

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Luigi Pellizzoni, Governo dell’ambiente e razionalità neoliberale in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 102/2013, pp 31-40, DOI: 10.3280/SR2013-102003