This wide-ranging and accessible contribution to the study of risk, ecology and environment helps us to understand the politics of ecology and the place of social theory in making sense of environmental issues. The book provides insights into the complex dynamics of change in 'risk societies'.
Professor Scott Lash is the Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, as well as a a project leader in the Goldsmiths Media Research Programme. He is a leading name within sociology and cultural studies, has written numerous books and articles over the last twenty years, and is currently the managing editor for the journal Theory, Culture and Society.
I currently teach the twin courses FASS507, Introduction to the Philosophy of Social Science, and SOCL922, Philosophies of Social Science. I also teach a block on SOCL101, Introduction to Sociology.
Introduction - Bronislaw Szerszynski, Scott Lash and Brian Wynne
Ecology, Realism and the Social Sciences
PART ONE: ENVIRONMENT, KNOWLEDGE AND INDETERMINACY: BEYOND MODERNIST ECOLOGY?
Risk Society and Provident State - Ulrich Beck
May the Sheep Safely Graze? A Reflexive View of the Expert-Lay Knowledge Divide - Brian Wynne
Re-vision - Barbara Adam
The Centrality of Time for an Ecological Social Sciences Perspective
On Knowing What to Do - Bronislaw Szerszynski
Environmentalism and the Modern Problematic
PART TWO: RISK AND THE SELF: ENCOUNTERS AND RESPONSES
Life as a Planning Project - Elizabeth Beck-Gernsheim
Individualization at Work - Marco Diani
Occupational Identity and Office Automation
The Tears inside the Stone - John Maguire
Reflections on the Ecology of Fear
Solitary Individualization - Helmuth Berking
The Moral Impact of Cultural Modernization in Late Modernity
PART THREE: THE POLITICS OF THE ENVIRONMENT: EXHAUSTION OR RENEWAL?
The Institutionalization of Environmentalism - Klaus Eder
Ecological Discourse and the Second Transformation of the Public Sphere
The Shaping of the Global Environmental Agenda - Andrew Jamison
The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations
Ecological Modernization as Cultural Politics - Maarten A Hajer
Environmental Knowledge and Public Policy Needs - Robin Grove-White
On Humanising the Research Agenda