Articles | Volume 77, issue 4
01 Dec 2022
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Perspektivenwechsel der Politischen Ökologie – Back to the roots!

Helmut J. Geist

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Political ecology emerged half a century ago and was introduced in German speaking countries twenty years later. The article evaluates perspectives (views, arguments, positions) of the first generation of research and compares them with second generation research. It is argued that old and new approaches are to be blamed for their ambivalence towards policy. With a focus on emancipatory perspectives, a repositioning is suggested on radical geography roots.