Against ecological sovereignty: Agamben, politics and globalisation

  title={Against ecological sovereignty: Agamben, politics and globalisation},
  author={Mick Smith},
  journal={Environmental Politics},
  pages={116 - 99}
  • Mick Smith
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Environmental Politics
Several recent texts have argued that, given the ecologically destructive effects of unfettered economic globalisation, there are good pragmatic arguments for environmentalists to advocate and support a form of green state sovereignty. However, the key question concerning this strategy is not necessarily the plausibility or implausibility of ‘greening’ state institutions but rather the dangers to ecology and politics that sovereignty itself represents. Schmitt argues that the principle of… Expand
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