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The Handbook of Environment and Society

Edited By: Jules Pretty

Sage Publications

Hardback | Oct 2007 | #169317 | ISBN-13: 9781412918435
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The Handbook of Environment and Society focuses on the interactions between people, societies and economies, and the state of nature and the environment.

Editorially integrated but written from multi-disciplinary perspectives, The Handbook of Environment and Society is organised in seven sections:

- Environmental thought: past and present
- Valuing the environment
- Knowledges and knowing
- Political economy of environmental change
- Environmental technologies
- Redesigning natures
- Institutions and policies for influencing the environment

Key themes include: locations where the environment-society relation is most acute: where, for example, there are few natural resources or where industrialization is unregulated; the discussion of these issues at different scales: local, regional, national, and global; the cost of damage to resources; and the relation between principal actors in the environment-society nexus.

Fifty-eight international (e.g., from Australia, England, India, Germany, Sweden, US) physical, biological, environmental, and social scientists have contributed authoritatively insightful and instructive perspectives and assessments of the myriad environment-society links confronting the contemporary milieu. -- E.J. Kormondy, chancellor-emeritus Choice Magazine 20080807


Introduction to Environment and Society - Jules Pretty, Andrew S. Ball, Ted Benton, Julia S. Guivant, David R. Lee, David Orr, Max J. Pfeffer and Hugh Ward PART 1: ENVIRONMENTAL THOUGHT: PAST AND PRESENT From Locke and Rousseau to Darwin and Wallace - Ted Benton Humans and Nature Anarchism, Libertarianism and Environmentalism - Damian F. White and Gideon Kossoff Anti-authoritarian Thought and the Search for Self-organising Societies Ecofeminism - Mary Mellor Linking Gender and Ecology Deep Ecology - Ted Benton Greening the Left? From Marx to World-system Theory - Ted Benton Human Relationships, Nature, and the Built Environment - Warwick Fox Problems that any General Ethics must be able to Address Anti-Environmentalism - Damian F. White, Chris P. Wilbert and Alan Rudy Prometheans, Contrarians and Beyond PART 2: VALUING THE ENVIRONMENT Fundamental Economic Questions for Choosing Environmental Management Instruments - Thomas D. Crocker Valuing Preferences regarding Environmental Change - Ian J. Bateman Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services - Randall A. Kramer Assessing Environment-Development Tradeoffs - David R. Lee A Developing Country Perspective Water Policy, Economics, and the EU Framework Directive - Joe Morris PART 3: KNOWLEDGES AND KNOWING Ecological Design and Education - David W. Orr Knowing Systems and the Environment - Richard Bawden Volunteer Environmental Monitoring, Knowledge Creation and Citizen-scientist Interaction - Max Pfeffer and Linda Wagenet Environmental Ethics - Val Plumwood Biocultural Diversity and Sustainability - Luisa Maffi PART 4: POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE Representative Democracy and Environmental Problem Solution - Ron Johnson Political Ecology from Landscapes to Genomes - Ron J. Herring Science and Interests Protest Movements, Environmental Activism and Environmentalism in the United Kingdom - Steven Griggs and David Howarth Faces of the Sustainability Transition - Tim O'Riordan The Greening of Business - Christina Page and Amory Lovins Opportunity or Contradiction? PART 5: ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES The Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change - Thomas J. Wilbanks and Patricia Romero-Lankao Healthy Environments - Howard Frumkin Air pollution - Ian Colbeck History of Actions and Effectiveness of Change Terrestrial Environments, Soils and Bioremediation - Andrew S. Ball Regenerating Aquaculture - Stuart W. Bunting Enhancing Aquatic Resources Management, Livelihoods and Conservation Shopping for Green Food in Globalizing Supermarkets - Peter Oosterveer, Julia Guivant and Gert Spaargaren Sustainability at the Consumption Junction PART 6: REDESIGNING NATURES Healthy Ecosystems - David J. Rapport An Evolving Paradigm Environment and Human Security - Laura Little and Chris Cocklin Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems - Jules Pretty Animals and Society - Henry Buller and Carol Morris Social Change and Conservation - Madhav Gadgil Coral Reefs and People - Dave Smith, Sarah Pilgrim and Leanne Cullen PART 7: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES FOR INFLUENCING THE ENVIRONMENT The Role of Science and Scientists in Environmental Policy - Jon Hastie Integrated Social-ecological Systems and Adaptive Governance for Ecosystem Services - Carl Folke, Johan Colding, Per Olsson, and Thomas Hahn Contested Ground in Nature Protection - Steven R. Brechin, Grant Murray and Charles Benjamin Current Challenges and Opportunities in Community-based Natural Resources and Protected Areas Management Institutions, Collective Action and Effective Forest Management - Harini Nagendra and Elinor Ostrom Learning from Studies in Nepal The Precautionary Principle in Environmental Policies - Albert Weale Environmental Risks and Public Perceptions - Ulrich Beck and Cordula Kropp

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