(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Toward empathic agonism : conflicting vulnerabilities in urban wetland governance

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Hawai‘i Pacific Univ., Honolulu, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines examine a dispute over wetland management in suburban New Jersey. Each side articulated distinct understandings of what was and was not vulnerable, backed by emotional appeals partly based in self-interest but that also encompassed care and concern for others. Each side accused the other of being irrational and immoral, drawing ‘moral microboundaries’ between them. It concludes that participants in a public debate may not simply be pursing self-serving goals, nor might open communication resolve their differences. Instead, each may be deeply convinced that he or she is advocating the most rational and moral course of action


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 45, no10 [pp. 2344-2361]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 2 cartes



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/a45591

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