The New Economics Of Sustainable Consumption

The New Economics Of Sustainable Consumption

by Gill Seyfang
     
 
Climate change is forcing us to rethink our lifestyles, but green consumerism won't save the planet. Mainstream approaches simply cannot deliver the radical changes. We need for a sustainable society. This book offers a fresh look at sustainable consumption, presenting a holistic 'New Economics' approach. It explores how grassroots community actions for sustainability

Overview

Climate change is forcing us to rethink our lifestyles, but green consumerism won't save the planet. Mainstream approaches simply cannot deliver the radical changes. We need for a sustainable society. This book offers a fresh look at sustainable consumption, presenting a holistic 'New Economics' approach. It explores how grassroots community actions for sustainability are experimenting with new ways of working, measuring value and progress, and expressing ecological citizenship.

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'Dr Seyfang's groundbreaking book offers a fresh look at sustainable consumption, presenting a holistic new economics approach.' - Irish News

'Provides a much needed means for thinking simultaneously about the social, technical and political dynamics of shifting systems of provision and practice, and one which offers significant lessons for future research and policy in this field.' - Environmental Politics

'The New Economics offers a radically different approach to sustainable consumption.' - In-Spire Journal of Law, Politics and Societies

'A valuable contribution the arguments and conclusions of the book form a congruent and comprehensive picture of what is needed to reverse the consequence of bigness, commodification and globalization.' - Journal of Industrial Ecology

'This book is much needed.' - Canadian Journal of Sociology

'Highly recommended.' - E-Journal of Solidarity, Sustainability and Nonviolence

'One of the key texts on sustainable consumption.' - Lucie Middlemiss,University of Leeds, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230269071
Publisher:
Palgrave-UK-USA
Publication date:
12/11/2008
Series:
Energy, Climate and the Environment
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

GILL SEYFANG is an Environmental Social Scientist at the University of East Anglia, UK, working on sustainable consumption. She currently holds a Research Councils UK Academic Fellowship and is developing a research programme in Low-Carbon Lifestyles. She is co-editor of "Corporate Responsibility and Labour Rights."

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