Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption

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Lucia A. Reisch, John Th_gersen
Edward Elgar Publishing, Feb 27, 2015 - Political Science - 488 pages

This Handbook compiles the state of the art of current research on sustainable consumption from the world s leading experts in the field. The implementation of sustainable consumption presents one of the greatest challenges and opportunities we are fac

 

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Contents

introduction and overview
1
PART I RESEARCH IN SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY AND TRANSDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
17
inter and transdisciplinary research and research questions
19
2 Breaking the stalemate of sustainable consumption with industrial ecology and a circular economy
33
PART II MAJOR APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION
49
ideas resources and practices
51
4 Environmental psychology and sustainable consumption
70
5 Theories of practice and sustainable consumption
84
PART V CROSSCUTTING ISSUES
241
15 Consumer habits and sustainable consumption
243
16 Consumer responsibility for sustainable consumption
254
17 Family socialization and sustainable consumption
268
PART VI POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION
283
a strategy for developing a viable carbon labelling system
285
19 Ecolabellingas sustainable consumption policy
300
20 Behavioural economics consumption and environmental protection
313

6 Sustainability marketing
101
7 Ethics and sustainable consumption
118
METHODS AND MEASUREMENTS
129
8 Life cycle assessment as a means to identify the most effective action for sustainable consumption
131
9 Priorities for sustainable consumption policies
145
PART IV TRANSPORT HOUSING FOOD AND PUBLIC HEALTH
161
10 Unsustainable travel becoming more sustainable
163
11 Housing in a sustainable consumption perspective
178
the role of meat in sustainable consumption
192
a range of sustainable food styles
209
14 Obesity sustainability and public health
224
the risks of using financial incentives
328
22 Voluntary standards as enablers and impediments to sustainable consumption
343
knowledge brokerage for sustainable consumption
359
PART VII FUTURE DIRECTIONS
375
insights into an unsolved global challenge
377
25 The role of consumer sovereignty in sustaining the market economy
394
the emergence of the sharing economy
410
27 Toward a postconsumerist future? Social innovation in an era of fading economic growth
426
Index
443
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