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The Ecological Modernisation Reader: Environmental Reform in Theory and Practice

Edited By: Arthur PJ Mol, David A Sonnenfeld and Gert Spaargaren

539 pages, Tabs


Paperback | Jul 2009 | #186173 | ISBN-13: 9780415453714
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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.


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. Janicke 3. On Ecological and Political Modernisation, Janicke, 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 Modernisation and the Integration of European Environmental Policy, Weale, A. 7. Ecological Modernization as Cultural Politics, Hajer, M.A 8. Ecological Modernisation, Ecological Modernities, Christoff, P. 9. Ecological Modernization as Social Theory, Buttel, F.H. Part 2: Transformations in Environmental Governance and Participation 10. Transformations in Environmental Governance and Participation, Fisher, D.R., O. Fritsch, and M.S. Andersen 11. New Approaches to Environmental Governance, Janicke, M., and H. Jorgens 12. Environment and Participation in a Context of Political Modernisation, Tatenhove, Jan van, & Pieter Leroy 13. Democratic Ethics and Ecological Modernization: The Formulation of California's Automobile Emission Standards, Gonzalez, G.A. 14. Power, Participation and Partnership. The Limits of Cooperative Environmental Management, Blowers, Andrew 15. Ecological Modernization, Risk Society, and the Green State, Dryzek, J.S., D. Downes, C. Hunold, and D. Schlosberg 16. Towards a Sociology of Environmental Flows: A New Agenda for Twenty-first-century Environmental Sociology, Mol, A.P.J., and G. Spaargaren Part 3: Greening Life-Cycles and Life-Styles 17. Greening Lifecycles and Lifestyles: Sociotechnical Innovations in Consumption and Production as Core Concerns of Ecological Modernisation Theory, Spaargaren, G., and M. Cohen 18. A Green Industrial Revolution? Sustainable Technological Innovation in a Global Age, White, D. 19. Environmental Policy and Industrial Innovation: Integrating Environment and Economy Through Ecological Modernization, Murphy, J., and A. Gouldson 20. Ecological Modernization of Industrial Systems, Koppen C.S.A. (Kris) van, Arthur P.J. Mol 21. Sustainable Consumption: A Theoretical and Environmental Policy Perspective, Spaargaren, G. 22. Upstreaming Environmental Action, Huber, J. Part 4: Environmental Reform in Asian and Other Emerging Economies 23. Ecological Modernisation in Asian and other Emerging Economies, Sonnenfeld, D.A., and M.T. Rock 24. Contradictions of Ecological Modernisation: Pulp and Paper Manufacturing in Southeast Asia, Sonnenfeld, D.A. 25. Why Ecological Modernisation and Sustainable Development should not be Conflated, Langhelle, O. 26. Integrating Environmental and Economic Policy making in China and Taiwan, Rock, M.T. 27. Environmental Management for Industrial Zones in Vietnam, Tran, M.D.T., P.T. Phung, J.C.L. van Buuren, and V.T. Nguyen 28. Environment and Modernity in Transitional China: Frontiers of Ecological Modernization, Mol, A.P.J. 29. Shifts within Ecological Modernization in South Africa: Deliberation, Innovation and Institutional Opportunities, Oelofse, C., D. Scott, G. Oelofse, and J. Houghton Conclusion 30. Ecological Modernization: Assessment, Critical Debates and Future Directions, Spaargaren, G., A.P.J. Mol, & D.A. Sonnenfeld

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