Bachelor of Science – Forestry
School or Department
Forestry and Conservation
Forestry – Forest Resources Management
Faculty Mentor Department
Neoliberalism, Moral Egoism, Climate Change, Resource Management
Agricultural and Resource Economics | American Politics | Civic and Community Engagement | Environmental Studies
Lasting neoliberal ideologies that emerged from the Reagan era have set a precedent for how American society is to understand itself in relation to American governance and economics. At its core, neoliberalism is rooted in the belief of free markets, laissez-faire economics, and federal deregulation. Using moral egoism as its grounding normative ethic and federal deregulation as its means of achieving its goal, this economic approach fails to account for our governments ability to protect the well being and needs of citizens. Furthermore, neoliberalism completely disregards the need for ecological health and stagnates our ability to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Honors College Research Project
GLI Capstone Project
DeLuca, Henry J., "Decoupling Neoliberal Ideologies with American Governance and Civics" (2021). Undergraduate Theses, Professional Papers, and Capstone Artifacts. 353.
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