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Ecological Modernisation Around the World (häftad)

Ecological Modernisation Around the World

Perspectives and Critical Debates

Häftad Engelska, 2000-04-01
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The idea of ecological modernization originated in Western Europe in the 1980s, gaining attention around the world by the late 1990s. At the core of this social scientific and policy-oriented approach is the view that contemporary societies have the capability of dealing with their environmental crises. Experiences in some countries demonstrate that modern institutions can incorporate environmental interests into their daily routines. Elsewhere, economic and political interests dominate development trajectories and environmental deterioration continues, challenging the premises of ecological modernization. This volume brings together research on ecological modernization practices around the world. Studies on Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the USA and South-East Asia examine the applicability of this approach to advanced industrial countries, transitional economies and developing countries respectively. Authors critically examine the premises of ecological modernization theory, assess its value for understanding past and present environmental transformations, and outline paths for designing future sustainable development.
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<p>"A rich source of historical and theoretical context. I would recommend the Mol and Sonnenfeld volume." John Ehrenfeld, Journal of Industrial Ecology, January 2004 <p>"Surveys the current state of the art from both theoretical and empirical angles" Michael Parnwell." Asia Pacific Viewpoint, April 2002 <p>"A useful addition to the growing literature on ecological modernization." David Gibbs - Economic Geography, October 2001<p>"In showing the conditions for success and failure of EM [Ecological Modernization] in practice ... an extremely rich book." Hein-Anton van der Heijden - Environmental Politics, Autumn 2001<p>"Refreshing and multifaceted empirical reflections on the validity of EMT [Ecological Modernization Theory]." Nayna Jhaveri - Environment and Planning C, August 2001


Theoretical perspectives: ecological modernization in debate - a review, Arthur P.J. Mol and Gert Spaargaren; lifestyles, consumption and the environment - the ecological modernization of domestic consumption, Gert Spaargaren and Bas van Vliet; ecological modernization, environmental knowledge, and national character - a preliminary analysis of the Netherlands, Mauri Jo Cohen. Case studies around the world: putting the ecological modernization thesis to the test - the promises and performance of urban recycling, David H.O. Pellow, Allan Schaiberg and Adam S. Weinberg; Europeanization and ecological modernization - agri-environmental policy and practices in Finland, Pekka Jokinen. Transitional economies: ecological modernization as cultural politics - transformations of civic environmental activism in Lithuania, Leonardus Rinkevicius; legacy of waste or wasted legacy? - the end of industrial ecology in post-socialist Hungary, Zsuzsa Gille. Developing countries: contradictions of ecological modernization - pulp and paper manufacturing in South-east Asia, David A. Sonnenfeld; ecologian modernization theory and industrializing economies - the case of Viet Nam, Jos Frijns, Phung Thuy Phuong and Arthur J. Mol.