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The Nature of Nationalism: Populist Radical Right Parties on Countryside and Climate

Bernhard Forchtner and Christoffer Kølvraa

This article inquires into how contemporary populist radical right parties relate to environmental issues of countryside and climate protection, by analyzing relevant discourses of the British National Party (BNP) and the Danish People's Party (DPP). It does so by looking at party materials along three dimensions: the aesthetic, the symbolic, and the material. The article discusses to what extent the parties' political stances on environmental issues are conditioned by deeper structures of nationalist ideology and the understandings of nature embedded therein. It illustrates a fundamental difference between the way nationalist actors engage in, on the one hand, the protection of nature as national countryside and landscape, epitomizing the nation's beauty, harmony and purity over which the people are sovereign. On the other hand, they deny or cast doubt on environmental risks located at a transnational level, such as those that relate to climate. The article argues that this apparent inconsistency is rooted in the ideological tenets of nationalism as the transnational undermines the nationalist ideal of sovereignty.

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Daoist Political Ecology as Green Party Ideology

The Case of the Swedish Greens

Devin K. Joshi

envision to be the relatively peaceful, harmonious, and nurturing character of nature ( Liu 2011 ). Such deviant actions include destructive and harmful behaviors like fighting wars, military conscription, aggressive nationalism, excessive taxation

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The Political Economy of Water in the Past, Present, and Future

John Sonnett

-based problems of water management: Egypt’s nationalism overrode concerns about possible impacts of the Aswan Dam, which now blocks vital silt from reaching the Lower Nile Valley; Saudi Arabia has unwisely invested its oil money into profligate use of water

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Law Abiding Citizens

On Popular Support for the Illegal Killing of Wolves

Olve Krange, Erica von Essen, and Ketil Skogen

.1111/cobi.12420 . Elgenius , Gabriella , and Jens Rydgren . 2019 . “ Frames of Nostalgia and Belonging: The Resurgence of Ethno-Nationalism in Sweden .” European Societies 21 ( 4 ): 583 – 602 .

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The Role of Naturalness in Ecological Restoration

A Case Study from the Cook County Forest Preserves

Nicole M. Evans and William P. Stewart

natural selection for fitness for thousands of years. It is fitting and it belongs. To destroy it is to destroy the real America” ( J. Jensen 1927 ). Jensen quite explicitly linked naturalness, divine design, and nationalism to make the case for native

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Dam Close Water Resources and Productions of Harmony in Central Japan

Eric J. Cunningham

, and carried out using machinery from the United States. In this Makio was part of a larger trend of postwar “American liberal nationalism” in which dam building was embroiled in Cold War geopolitics and stood as a marker of democracy, progress, and

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Humans “in the Loop”?

Human-Centrism, Posthumanism, and AI

Nandita Biswas Mellamphy (accessed 26 December 2020). References Anderson , Benedict . 1991 . Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism . London : Verso . Banerji , Debashish , and

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Boundary Plants, the Social Production of Space, and Vegetative Agency in Agrarian Societies

Michael Sheridan

Boundaries have become hot topics in recent social science. Studies of nationalism, globalization, and migration require attention to spatially bounded social phenomena. Gender, race, and class studies focus on bounded categories and the work it

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Explicating Ecoculture

Tracing a Transdisciplinary Focal Concept

Melissa M. Parks

from narrow ideas within strict boundaries of nationalism, language, ethnicity, and tradition, to broader “sites of struggle,” through which “the social order is maintained, challenged, produced, and reproduced, in the performance of various social

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Meshworks and the Making of Climate Places in the European Alps

A Framework for Ethnographic Research on the Perceptions of Climate Change

Sophie Elixhauser, Stefan Böschen, and Katrin Vogel

: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism . Rev . ed. London : Verso . Appadurai , Arjun . 1996 . “ Global Ethnoscapes: Notes and Queries for a Transnational Anthropology .” In Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization , ed