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The SAGE Handbook of Environment and Society

The SAGE Handbook of Environment and Society

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October 2007 | 640 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"A monumental and timely contribution to scholarship on society and environments. The handbook makes it easy and compelling for anyone to learn about that scholarship in its full manifestations and as represented by some of the most highly respected researchers and thinkers in the English-speaking world. It is wide-reaching in scope and far-reaching in its implications for public and private action, a definite must for serious researchers and their libraries."
- Bonnie J McCay, Rutgers University

"This is the desert island book for anyone interested in the relationship between society and the environment. The editors have assembled a masterful collection of contributions on every conceivable dimension of environmental thinking in the social sciences and humanities. No library should be without it!'
- Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne

The SAGE 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, it 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.

Aimed at an international audience of academics, research students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers, The SAGE Handbook of Environment and Society presents readers in social science and natural science with a manual of the past, present and future of environment-society links.

Jules Pretty, Andrew S. Ball, Ted Benton, Julia S. Guivant, David R. Lee, David Orr, Max J. Pfeffer and Hugh Ward
Introduction to Environment and Society
Ted Benton Humans and Nature
From Locke and Rousseau to Darwin and Wallace
Damian F. White and Gideon Kossoff
Anarchism, Libertarianism and Environmentalism
Anti-authoritarian Thought and the Search for Self-organising Societies

Mary Mellor
Linking Gender and Ecology

Ted Benton
Deep Ecology
Ted Benton
Greening the Left? From Marx to World-system Theory
Warwick Fox
Human Relationships, Nature, and the Built Environment
Problems that any General Ethics must be able to Address

Damian F. White, Chris P. Wilbert and Alan Rudy
Prometheans, Contrarians and Beyond

Thomas D. Crocker
Fundamental Economic Questions for Choosing Environmental Management Instruments
Ian J. Bateman
Valuing Preferences regarding Environmental Change
Randall A. Kramer
Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services
David R. Lee
Assessing Environment-Development Tradeoffs
A Developing Country Perspective

Joe Morris
Water Policy, Economics, and the EU Framework Directive
David W. Orr
Ecological Design and Education
Richard Bawden
Knowing Systems and the Environment
Max Pfeffer and Linda Wagenet
Volunteer Environmental Monitoring, Knowledge Creation and Citizen-scientist Interaction
Val Plumwood
Environmental Ethics
Luisa Maffi
Biocultural Diversity and Sustainability
Ron Johnson
Representative Democracy and Environmental Problem Solution
Ron J. Herring
Political Ecology from Landscapes to Genomes
Science and Interests

Steven Griggs and David Howarth
Protest Movements, Environmental Activism and Environmentalism in the United Kingdom
Tim O'Riordan
Faces of the Sustainability Transition
Christina Page and Amory Lovins
The Greening of Business
Opportunity or Contradiction?

Thomas J. Wilbanks and Patricia Romero-Lankao
The Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
Howard Frumkin
Healthy Environments
Ian Colbeck
Air pollution
History of Actions and Effectiveness of Change

Andrew S. Ball
Terrestrial Environments, Soils and Bioremediation
Stuart W. Bunting
Regenerating Aquaculture
Enhancing Aquatic Resources Management, Livelihoods and Conservation

Peter Oosterveer, Julia Guivant and Gert Spaargaren
Shopping for Green Food in Globalizing Supermarkets
Sustainability at the Consumption Junction

David J. Rapport
Healthy Ecosystems
An Evolving Paradigm

Laura Little and Chris Cocklin
Environment and Human Security
Jules Pretty
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Henry Buller and Carol Morris
Animals and Society
Madhav Gadgil
Social Change and Conservation
Dave Smith, Sarah Pilgrim and Leanne Cullen
Coral Reefs and People
Jon Hastie
The Role of Science and Scientists in Environmental Policy
Carl Folke, Johan Colding, Per Olsson, and Thomas Hahn
Integrated Social-ecological Systems and Adaptive Governance for Ecosystem Services
Steven R. Brechin, Grant Murray and Charles Benjamin
Contested Ground in Nature Protection
Current Challenges and Opportunities in Community-based Natural Resources and Protected Areas Management
Harini Nagendra and Elinor Ostrom
Institutions, Collective Action and Effective Forest Management
Learning from Studies in Nepal

Albert Weale
The Precautionary Principle in Environmental Policies
Ulrich Beck and Cordula Kropp
Environmental Risks and Public Perceptions

"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
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Choice Magazine

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