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Globalism, Localism and Identity: Fresh Perspectives on the Transition to Sustainability

Edited By: Tim O'Riordan

248 pages, Tables, figures


Paperback | Dec 2000 | #109437 | ISBN: 1853837326
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Hardback | Dec 2000 | #109438 | ISBN: 1853837318
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About this book

Contributors look at the rapidly changing relationship between globalism and localism, through a range of European case studies.

'This is an important contribution to the field and of a uniformly high standard throughout.' Aslib Book Guide


Part 1 Providing perspective: Synthesis and context, Tim O'Riordan and Chris Church; Globalization and localization, Heather Voisey and Tim O'Riordan; Multilevel governance for the sustainability transition, Uno Svedin, Tim O'Riordan and Andrew Jordan; Social-local identities, Judith Cherni; Methods of inquiry, Maria Kousis and Geoffrey Gooch. Part 2 The case studies: Decay and revitalization in two Swedish communitiesm, Uno Svedin, Anders Hjort af Orni s, Ulrik Lohm and Geoffrey Gooch; Opportunism via sustainability in Austria, Andrea Grabher and Michael Narodoslawsky; Coming to terms with globalization in Portugal, Valdemar Rodrigues and F tima Direitinho; Local identity and survival in Greece, Maria Kousis and Eugenia Petropoulou; Local identity and empowerment in the UK, Heather Voisey, Andrew Walters and Chris Church; Taking the transition forward, Tim O'Riordan.

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Tim O'Riordan is Associate Director of the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment and Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. He is an adviser to business and environment initiatives and is a member of the UK Sustainable Development Commission. His publications include Exotaxation (Earthscan, 1997), Interpreting the Precautionary Principle (Earthscan, 1994), the Transition to Sustainability (Earthscan, 1998) and Environmental Science for Environmental Management (Prentice-Hall, 2000).

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