Ben Agger’s Ecological Crisis Theory and its enlightenment for the Beautiful China initiative

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By WU Jiaming

(School of Marxism, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China)

Abstract: Ecological Marxism (Eco-Marxism) is an important school of Western Marxism. As an important representative of Eco-Marxism, Ben Agger systematically expounded the dialectics of economic crisis replaced by ecological crisis, alienated consumption, disillusioned expectations, decentralized and non bureaucratic social system and other contents from the four aspects of the performance, causes, solutions of ecological crisis and the prospect of Eco-Marxism based on the Marxist position. Thus, a more systematic theory of ecological crisis is constructed. From a comprehensive theoretical and practical perspective, Ben Agger’s Ecological Crisis Theory has limitations and is difficult to apply in practice. However, it also has certain rationality and can be referenced for China to grasp the contradictions in the ecological field, change the ecological governance model, transform the concept of mass consumption, and promote the Beautiful China initiative in the new era.

Key words: Ben Agger, Ecological Marxism, Eco-socialism, ecological crisis, Beautiful China

WU Jiaming. Ben Agger’s Ecological Crisis Theory and its enlightenment for the Beautiful China initiative. BioGreen - Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development. Vol. 1, July 2023. Total Issues 45. ISSN2749-9065