Modernization & the Environment

4 April 2015
Theories of modernization & its destructive impact on the natural environment. Technology, economics, sustainable development, pollution, resource allocation.

Scrutiny of the ideology underlying modernization helps to account for the nearly intolerable high level of environmental degradation, which accompanied it. In order to understand the current environmental crisis and attempt to offer pertinent recommendations for its improvement, there will be a need to critique how this degradation reached these absurdly high levels. This essay will focus on different perspectives on the relationship between modernization and environmental degradation inclusive of epistemological critiques. Attention will be given to the analysis of how different ideological camps define key terms such as sustainable development. Consideration will also be given to ideological divisions among different groups regarding their own individualized distinctions between resource use and…
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