Environment

Allen, Kathryn and Durant, Alan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5208-4718 (2019) Environment. Critical Quarterly, 61 (3) . pp. 67-84. ISSN 0011-1562 (doi:10.1111/criq.12492)

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Abstract

"environment" is now the usual name for the main editorial category dealing with news and opinion concerned with humans’ impact on the world around them. The word is also prominent in the names, ambitions, proposed policies and standards of bodies engaged with such issues. Despite the word’s prominence, however, use of "environment" (and derivatives including "environmental" and "environmentalism") is imprecise; and the word is positioned awkwardly among related terms including "surroundings", "ecology" and "natural world".

Drawing on the detailed entry for "environment" in the Oxford English Dictionary, this article examines the history, multiple meanings and uncertainty of meaning of the word, and examines the complex roles it plays in modern debates about environmental protection and policy.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 28460
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Allan, K., and Durant, A. ( 2019) Environment. Critical Quarterly, 61: 67– 84, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/criq.12492. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2019 18:27
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2019 22:05
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/28460

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