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By Corrado Poli

A swap within the method people relate to nature may be the start line for a brand new politics, for you to additionally impact kinfolk between people. a brand new technique might support to significantly remodel the construction method, now not since it is unjust within the frequently thought of social phrases, yet since it endangers nature and humanity.
So some distance, the electorate’ grassroots agencies have didn't win vast consensus and political energy within the consultant associations. while the time involves rework the one environmental factor into an electoral platform, environmentalists lose team spirit and effectiveness considering that they lack a standard political imaginative and prescient and an resulting method. nonetheless ecu politics is speedily remodeling as the problem introduced through so-called populist movements.
We have to rework activists’ shared feelings and attitudes into political ideologies and structures. furthermore, a brand new academic procedure and a brand new technological know-how politics are essential to reform environmental policy.

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Sustainable development supporters include nature in economics, depriving it of any political and ethical status. Therefore, as Jamieson puts it (2008: 22), “disagreement is allowed, but only with respect to the choice of technologies, the mix of organizational fixes, the details of the managerial adjustments, and the urgency of the timing and implementation”. If this is correct, it is applied in exactly the same way as the Marxian approach, which implies that social change is fundamentally driven by economic facts and that “environmental problems are caused by the distribution of property rights and incentives”.

If the current situation proves that a new post-political ideology has taken over the old communism vs. capitalism dualism, and “all people”, at least in the affluent western countries, “are affected by environmental problems”, why should we apply the same analytical and ideological concepts that have been used in the past when the main social problem at the time was income distribution? It is not effective to propose the same approach to a new situation; it is necessary to find a new one. Finally, we should consider that the present post-political condition is not the outcome of a unilateral decision of a presumed ruling class, but it is itself the result of a conflict, that is either a synthesis or an entropic state.

If it is advanced by violent ideologies, it may explode into civil wars and into a series of riots and never-ending turmoil. In Europe and North America, the anti-Islam parties and ideologies, which are becoming popular and politically meaningful, reinforce the anti-western, anti-modern Islamic movements rather than curb them. Several contemporary authors have questioned whether Islamic fundamentalism is indeed a postmodern feature rather than an attempt to restore a traditional order. In this context, the goal is to change the system and found a new political, democratic and just order based on values different from most of the ones put forward by antiwestern Islamist political-religious movements.

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