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is an academic field of study focused on three core components:
- The study of political theories and ideas related to the environment.
- The examination of the political parties
Political Parties: A Sociological Study of the Oligarchical Tendencies of Modern Democracy is a book by sociologist Robert Michels, published in 1911 , and first introducing the concept of iron law of oligarchy...
and environmental social movements.
- The analysis of public policy
Public policy as government action is generally the principled guide to action taken by the administrative or executive branches of the state with regard to a class of issues in a manner consistent with law and institutional customs. In general, the foundation is the pertinent national and...
-making and implementation affecting the environment.
- Ecological modernization
Ecological modernization is an optimistic school of thought in the social sciences that argues that the economy benefits from moves towards environmentalism...
- Environmental governance
Environmental governance is a concept in political ecology or environmental policy related to defining the elements needed to achieve sustainability. All human activities -- political, social and economic — should be understood and managed as subsets of the environment and ecosystems...
- Green Party