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Environmental sustainability, time and uncertainty.

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Journal publication date1997
JournalTime and Society
Number of pages8
Original languageEnglish


The ways in which issues of differential times and time-scales make themselves felt in environmental politics are explored. Official and industrial `control' of time-scales within environmental regulatory processes is seen to be an important determinant of the forms such politics take in countries like the UK. It is argued that the opening up of `time' debates carries far-reaching and positive implications for `sustainability' aspirations in the industrial world.