The International Handbook of Environmental Sociology

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M. R. Redclift, Graham Woodgate
Edward Elgar, Jan 1, 1997 - Social Science - 485 pages
'Each author writes with a distinctive style, yet the work flows well because the editors selected recognized scholars with outstanding credentials. Academic libraries, especially those serving a strong social science community, will find this work a worthwhile addition. Professors of sociology and environmental studies could use the essays for additional readings and reviews.'
- Marjorie H. Jones, American Reference Books Annual
'This International Handbook is an important addition to the growing concern and publication in the field of environmental sociology. Certainly any serious scholar in the field should find this edited reference work of interest. . .'
- John J. Hartman, International Social Science Review
The International Handbook of Environmental Sociology is a major interdisciplinary reference work on the developing field of environmental sociology. It consists of over 30 specially commissioned essays by leading scholars from around the world. These original essays examine a wide range of environmental issues in the developed and developing world as well as formerly centrally planned countries to present a truly international perspective. Together they analyse theory and concepts, philosophical and empirical issues as well as offering practical policy advice.

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Michael Redclift is Professor of International Environmental Policy at the Department of Geography, King's College London. He was previously Professor of International Environmental Policy at the University of Keele and before that Professor of Environmental Sociology at Wye College, University of London, and Director of the ESRC Global Environmental Change Programme. He is author and editor of numerous books, including "Sustainable Development: Exploring the Contradictions" (1987),, i>Social Theory and the Global Environment" (1994) and "Sustainability: Life Chances and Lifestyles" (1999).

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