The Ecological Modernisation Reader: Environmental Reform in Theory and Practice

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-08-25
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Structural environmental reform by firms and industries, governmental and intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and others is a worldwide phenomenon and the focus of this definitive collection. Includes a comprehensive introduction to and overview of Ecological Modernisation Theory; original, state-of-the-art review essays by distinguished international scholars; a selection of the best published works and debates from a quarter-century of related social science scholarship; an emphasis on environmental issues in Asian and other emerging economies; and an agenda for continued scholarship, policymaking, and practice. Accessible to students, policymakers, professionals, executives, and others interested in deeply understanding contemporary environmental issues and taking effective action for environmental solutions. Rigorous and sophisticated for use in graduate and advanced studies. Appropriate for courses in Sociology, Political Science, Policy Studies, Geography, Environmental Studies, Environmental Planning, Business, Economics, Asian Studies, Development Studies, and other fields.

Author Biography

Arthur P.J. Mol is Chair and Professor in Environmental Policy in the Environmental Policy Group (ENP) of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He has edited a number of books, and is the author of Globalization and Environmental Reform (2001) and Environmental Reform in the Information Age (2008). David A. Sonnenfeld is Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF). He is co-editor of Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry (2006). Gert Spaargaren is Professor on 'Environmental Policy for Sustainable Lifestyles and Consumption' at the Environmental Policy Group of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He has published widely on sustainable consumption and behavior, and (co-)edited Governing Environmental Flows (2006).

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Ecological Modernisation: Three Decades of Policy, Practice and Theoretical Reflectionp. 3
Foundations of ecological Modernisation theory
The Origins and Theoretical Foundations of Ecological Modernisation Theoryp. 17
On Ecological And Political Modernizationp. 28
Ecological Modernization: Beyond Scarcity and Bureaucracyp. 42
Sociology, Environment, and Modernity: Ecological Modernization As a Theory of Social Changep. 56
Ecological Modernisation as Cultural Politicsp. 80
Ecological Modernisation, Ecological Modernitiesp. 101
Ecological Modernization as Social Theoryp. 123
Transformations in environmental governance and participation
Transformations in Environmental Governance and Participationp. 141
New Approaches to Environmental Governancep. 156
Environment and Participation in a Context of Political Modernisationp. 190
Democratic Ethics and Ecological Modernizationp. 207
Ecological Modernization, Risk Society, And The Green Statep. 226
Greening lifecycles and lifestyles
Greening Lifecycles and Lifestyles: Sociotechnical Innovations in Consumption and Production as Core Concerns Of Ecological Modernisation Theoryp. 257
Environmental Policy and Industrial Innovation: Integrating Environment and Economy Through Ecological Modernisationp. 275
Ecological Modernization of Industrial Systemsp. 295
Sustainable Consumption: A Theoretical and Environmental Policy Perspectivep. 318
Upstreaming Environmental Actionp. 334
Environmental reform in Asian and other emerging economies
Ecological Modernisation in Asian and Other Emerging Economiesp. 359
Contradictions of Ecological Modernisation: Pulp and Paper Manufacturing in South-East Asiap. 372
Why Ecological Modernization and Sustainable Development Should Not Be Conflatedp. 391
Integrating Environmental and Economic Policy Making in China and Taiwanp. 418
Environmental Management for Industrial Zones in Vietnamp. 438
Environment and Modernity in Transitional China: Frontiers of Ecological Modernizationp. 456
Shifts within Ecological Modernization in South Africa: Deliberation, Innovation and Institutional Opportunitiesp. 482
Ecological Modernisation: Assessment, Critical Debates and Future Directionsp. 501
Indexp. 521
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