The International Handbook of Environmental Sociology

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M. R. Redclift, Graham Woodgate
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 448 pages
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Acclaim for the first edition: 'The scope of the volume is vast and, overall, the Handbook amounts to an almost encyclopaedic reference text for scholars of environmental questions across the social sciences, be they in sociology, geography, political
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART I CONCEPTS AND THEORIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
9
Editorial commentary
11
from constructivism and realism to agnosticism and pragmatism
15
2 Social institutions and environmental change
33
the DunlapButtel debates
48
4 Ecological modernization as a social theory of environmental reform
63
theoretical and empirical challenges
77
14 Science and the environment in the twenty first century
212
agricultural biotechnology and nanotechnology
226
developments considerations and new directions
245
17 Globalization convergence and the EuroAtlantic development model
262
18 Environmental hazards and human disasters
276
why social structure matters and how addressing it can help break the impasse
292
historical overview and future directions
311
PART III INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
327

6 Postconstructivist political ecologies
91
7 Marxs ecology and its historical significance
106
the crises of environment and markets
121
from human exceptionalism to coping with exceptional global environmental change
136
an integrating concept for socioenvironmental change
150
11 The emergence model of environment and society
164
environment research and absurdity in the age of stupid
179
PART II SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
189
Editorial commentary
191
13 Animals and us
197
Editorial commentary
329
21 The role of place in the margins of space
334
22 Society environment and development in Africa
349
climate change biodiversity and agriculture in Australia
364
24 Environmental reform in modernizing China
378
25 Civic engagement in environmental governance in Central and Eastern Europe
394
26 A sustaining conservation for Mexico?
408
Index
427
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