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Governing Technology for Sustainability
     

Governing Technology for Sustainability

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by Joseph Murphy
 

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ISBN-10: 1844073459

ISBN-13: 9781844073450

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In a world of growing complexity and dwindling resources, the relationship between technology and sustainability is a pressing issue of concern at the highest levels. This book improves our understanding by examining the ways that people, technology and governance shape each other with implications for sustainability. It is the first book to link technology studies

Overview

In a world of growing complexity and dwindling resources, the relationship between technology and sustainability is a pressing issue of concern at the highest levels. This book improves our understanding by examining the ways that people, technology and governance shape each other with implications for sustainability. It is the first book to link technology studies and governance research to this problem.

Contributions from leading environmental social scientists are included, with each chapter reporting on new research and tackling complex, but vital issues. Drawing on examples such as wave and tidal power, wind power, micro-generation, community waste recycling and eco-housing, the book provides powerful new insights into the governance of technology for sustainability. A detailed introduction and conclusion discuss existing research directions and identify the contribution that the book makes in advancing our understanding of the people-technology-governance nexus and its implications for sustainability.

This is essential reading for all those in academia, government and industry working at the critical interface between how we develop, deploy and govern technology in the pursuit of sustainability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844073450
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction
• Sustainability*? Section II: People and Sustainability: Appreciating Multiple Identities
• Decoding Governance
• People Centred Eco-Design
• Energy Citizenship
• Section III: Technology and Sustainability: Contextualized Accounts
• Governance Lessons from Green Niches
• Micro-Generation
• The Rationale for Policy Interventions from an Innovation Systems Perspective
• Section IV: Governance and Sustainability: Consensus and Conflict
• Local Governance of Public Services
• Wind Power, Governance and Networks
• Multi-Level Governance and Energy Policy
• Section V: Conclusion
• Governing Technology for Sustainability

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so expensive