Ecopolitical Movements and the Political System

Remarks on Bulcsu Bognár’s Paper on „Ecological Communication”

My article shows that Bulcsu Bognár creates a complex „efficiency criticism” of contemporary ecological movements in his paper about the possibility of ecological communication. Nevertheless, I argue that the correlation of the movements and the political system could have been presented in a more complex way, if the author had supplemented his Luhmannian analysis with another point of view, from which the normative motivations of the social movements could be better analyzed and criticized. I argue that we can find the authors who were influenced by Luhmann and discussed the problem of normative basis of social movements were part of the circle of Habermas and his followers or discussion partners.

Released: Replika 114, 81–86.