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Only One Goal: Economic Growth. How Can Environmentalism Survive in the 21st Century?

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This paper is aimed to explore environmentalism in the 21st century: this broad philosophy has to overcome its limits in order to survive in a society where there seems to be only one goal, the economic growth. In the first part of the essay, I want to analyze the present condition as a result of a weak environmental consciousness. In the second part of the essay, I want to describe and compare two mainstreams of present environmentalism: de-growth theory and sustainable development.

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Capulli, G. (2015) Only One Goal: Economic Growth. How Can Environmentalism Survive in the 21st Century?. Advances in Applied Sociology, 5, 179-182. doi: 10.4236/aasoci.2015.56017.

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