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Hållbar Konsumtion

Baig, Adam LU (2019) STVK02 20182
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The modern western politics of environment and climate change presents the
critical analysist with a number of intresting contradictions between economic,
social and ecological agendas. In this study the Swedish government’s policy for
sustainable consumption has been analyzed through the lens of governmentality
and critical environmental theory. The study has found that consumption is
primarily understood as an individual phenomenon, rendering consumption and its
negative impact on the environment as an individual problem. The objective of
the state therefore becomes to govern individual behaviour towards a more
sustainable consumption by conducting individuals to conduct themselves. By
examining this governmentality through a... (More)
The modern western politics of environment and climate change presents the
critical analysist with a number of intresting contradictions between economic,
social and ecological agendas. In this study the Swedish government’s policy for
sustainable consumption has been analyzed through the lens of governmentality
and critical environmental theory. The study has found that consumption is
primarily understood as an individual phenomenon, rendering consumption and its
negative impact on the environment as an individual problem. The objective of
the state therefore becomes to govern individual behaviour towards a more
sustainable consumption by conducting individuals to conduct themselves. By
examining this governmentality through a critical environmental perspective the
study shows how the focus on consumption as an individual phenomenon
obscures the understanding of consumption as a structural problem. The author
proposes that a critical environmental perspective is urgently needed in
environmental politics to shift this understanding of consumption. The Swedish
government’s policy is informed by the development goals in agenda 2030 and
therfore this critique can be applied in not just a Swedish but also a global context. (Less)
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author
Baig, Adam LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20182
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Sustainable Consumption, Governmentality, Critical environmental theory, Agenda 2030, Swedish government
language
Swedish
id
8965316
date added to LUP
2019-03-21 09:57:02
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2019-03-21 09:57:02
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  abstract     = {The modern western politics of environment and climate change presents the
critical analysist with a number of intresting contradictions between economic,
social and ecological agendas. In this study the Swedish government’s policy for
sustainable consumption has been analyzed through the lens of governmentality
and critical environmental theory. The study has found that consumption is
primarily understood as an individual phenomenon, rendering consumption and its
negative impact on the environment as an individual problem. The objective of
the state therefore becomes to govern individual behaviour towards a more
sustainable consumption by conducting individuals to conduct themselves. By
examining this governmentality through a critical environmental perspective the
study shows how the focus on consumption as an individual phenomenon
obscures the understanding of consumption as a structural problem. The author
proposes that a critical environmental perspective is urgently needed in
environmental politics to shift this understanding of consumption. The Swedish
government’s policy is informed by the development goals in agenda 2030 and
therfore this critique can be applied in not just a Swedish but also a global context.},
  author       = {Baig, Adam},
  keyword      = {Sustainable Consumption,Governmentality,Critical environmental theory,Agenda 2030,Swedish government},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hållbar Konsumtion},
  year         = {2019},
}