The Ecological Modernisation Reader: Environmental Reform in Theory and Practice / Edition 1

The Ecological Modernisation Reader: Environmental Reform in Theory and Practice / Edition 1

by Arthur P.J. Mol
     
 

Environmental reform by governmental, intergovernmental agencies, private firms and industries and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is a worldwide phenomenon. This definitive collection showcases an introduction to Ecological Modernisation Theory; state-of-the-art review essays by key international scholars and a selection of the key articles from a

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Environmental reform by governmental, intergovernmental agencies, private firms and industries and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is a worldwide phenomenon. This definitive collection showcases an introduction to Ecological Modernisation Theory; state-of-the-art review essays by key international scholars and a selection of the key articles from a quarter-century of social science scholarship. It is aimed at students, researchers and policymakers interested in a deep understanding of contemporary environmental issues

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ISBN-13:
9780415453714
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Pages:
558
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Arthur P.J. Mol is chair and professor in environmental policy in the Environmental Policy Group (ENP) of Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He edited a number of books, and is the author of Globalization and Environmental Reform (2001) and Environmental reform in the Information Age (2008).

David A. Sonnenfeld is Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies at the New York State College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He is co-editor of Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry (2006); and Ecological Modernisation Around the World (2000).

Gert Spaargaren is part-time Professor on ‘Environmental Policy for Sustainable Lifestyles and Consumption’ at the Environmental Policy Group of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. His publications are in the field of (environmental) sociology, sustainable consumption and behavior, and the globalization of environmental reform. He (co)edited Governing Environmental Flows (2006).

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Table of Contents

1. Ecological Modernization: Three Decades of Policy, Practice and Theoretical Reflection, Mol, A.P.J., G. Spaargaren & D.A. Sonnenfeld Part 1: Foundations of Ecological Modernization Theory 2. The Origins and Theoretical Foundations of Ecological Modernization Theory, Mol, A.P.J., and M. Jänicke 3. On Ecological and Political Modernisation, Jänicke, M. 4. Ecological Modernisation: Beyond Scarcity and Bureaucracy, Huber, J. 5. Sociology, Environment and Modernity. Ecological Modernisation as a Theory of Social Change, Spaargaren, G., and A.P.J. Mol 6. Ecological Modernization as Cultural Politics, Hajer, M.A 7. Ecological Modernisation, Ecological Modernities, Christoff, P. 8. Ecological Modernization as Social Theory, Buttel, F.H. Part 2: Transformations in Environmental Governance and Participation 9. Transformations in Environmental Governance and Participation, Fisher, D.R., O. Fritsch, and M.S. Andersen 10. New Approaches to Environmental Governance, Jänicke, M., and H. Jörgens 11. Environment and Participation in a Context of Political Modernisation, Tatenhove, Jan van, & Pieter Leroy 12. Democratic Ethics and Ecological Modernization: The Formulation of California's Automobile Emission Standards, Gonzalez, G.A. 13. Ecological Modernization, Risk Society, and the Green State, Dryzek, J.S., D. Downes, C. Hunold, and D. Schlosberg Part 3: Greening Life-Cycles and Life-Styles 14. Greening Lifecycles and Lifestyles: Sociotechnical Innovations in Consumption and Production as Core Concerns of Ecological Modernisation Theory, Spaargaren, G., and M. Cohen 15. Environmental Policy and Industrial Innovation: Integrating Environment and Economy Through Ecological Modernization, Murphy, J., and A. Gouldson 16. Ecological Modernization of Industrial Systems, Koppen C.S.A. (Kris) van, Arthur P.J. Mol 17. Sustainable Consumption: A Theoretical and Environmental Policy Perspective, Spaargaren, G. 18. Upstreaming Environmental Action, Huber, J. Part 4: Environmental Reform in Asian and Other Emerging Economies 19. Ecological Modernisation in Asian and other Emerging Economies, Sonnenfeld, D.A., and M.T. Rock 20. Contradictions of Ecological Modernisation: Pulp and Paper Manufacturing in Southeast Asia, Sonnenfeld, D.A. 21. Why Ecological Modernisation and Sustainable Development should not be Conflated, Langhelle, O. 22. Integrating Environmental and Economic Policy making in China and Taiwan, Rock, M.T. 23. Environmental Management for Industrial Zones in Vietnam, Tran, M.D.T., P.T. Phung, J.C.L. van Buuren, and V.T. Nguyen 24. Environment and Modernity in Transitional China: Frontiers of Ecological Modernization, Mol, A.P.J. 25. Shifts within Ecological Modernization in South Africa: Deliberation, Innovation and Institutional Opportunities, Oelofse, C., D. Scott, G. Oelofse, and J. Houghton Conclusion 26. Ecological Modernization: Assessment, Critical Debates and Future Directions, Spaargaren, G., A.P.J. Mol, & D.A. Sonnenfeld

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