Despite the optimism of 1992's "Earth Summit" the politics of environmental sustainable development have reached an impasse. Why do issues of environmental protection continue to take a back seat to economic competition, particularly in the international realm? Living With Nature
argues that in order to answer this question we must view the debate about environmental sustainability in terms of the basic cultural and political questions underpinning the dynamics of the environmental crisis.
Frank Fischer is a Professor of Political Science at Rutgers and member of Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
Maarten Hajer is a Professor of Political Science University of Amsterdam.