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date: 24 February 2020

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This chapter provides a review of the main themes and debates in the literature on green citizenship. It is framed by a question of depoliticization: whether the concept has become too blunted to address the challenges presented by neo-liberalism and the contemporary environmental problematique. The discussion identifies important insights from radical democratic, feminist, and postcolonial theories that have thus far been marginalized from the development of the concept in mainstream environmental political thought. It is argued that these insights—about corporeality, intersectionality, social reproduction, and performativity—suggest a more transformative understanding of political subjectivity that might, in turn, lead to a re-politicization of green citizenship.

Keywords: green citizenship, neo-liberalism, depoliticization, re-politicization, political subjectivity

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