Dansk klimapolitik i et idéhistorisk perspektiv: Økonomisk modernisering, sociale bevægelser og relativ stilstand siden 1990'erne

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This article examines the development of Danish climate policy since the late 1980s through a contextual intellectual history analysis. Four key climate policy ideas are highlighted: sustainable development, climate scepticism, ecological modernization, and climate justice. The article argues that for most of the period, Danish climate policy has been dominated by ideas of ecological modernization and continued economic growth. Although there have been shorter periods of increased momentum and popular mobilization, such as COP15 in 2009 and the climate election in 2019, the development can be described as one of relative stability. However, a new generation of activist social movements and other green actors have recently brought a renewed focus on issues of climate justice and critiques of economic growth as central themes in the continued development of Danish climate policy.
Translated title of the contributionA Conceptual History of Danish Climate Politics: Ecological Modernization, Social Movements, and Relative Inaction since the 1990s
Original languageDanish
JournalSlagmark - Tidsskrift for idéhistorie
Pages (from-to)173-200
Publication statusPublished - 2024

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - Climate policy, Climate justice, Ecological modernization, Social movements, Sustainable development

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