Citizenship and the Environment

Citizenship and the Environment

Andrew Dobson

Print publication date: 2004

ISBN: 9780199258444

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Ecological citizenship cannot be fully articulated in either liberal or civic republican terms. It is, rather, an example and an inflection of ‘post‐cosmopolitan’ citizenship. Ecological citizenship focuses on duties as well as rights, and its conception of political space is not the state or the municipality, or the ideal speech community of cosmopolitanism, but the ‘ecological footprint’.