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Title Environment and Global Modernity / edited by Gert Spaargaren, Arthur P.J. Mol and Frederick H. Buttel
Published London : Sage, 2000
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Series Sage studies in international sociology ; 50
Sage studies in international sociology ; 50
Contents Introduction: Globalization modernity and the environment / Gert Spaargaren, Arthur P.J. Mol and Frederick H. Buttel -- Classical theory and contemporary environmental sociology / Frederick H. Buttel -- Ecological modernization theory and the changing discourse on environment and modernity / Gert Spaargaren -- Modern theories of society and the environment / Eugene A. Rosa -- Social constructions and social constrictions / William R. Freudenburg -- Globalization and environment / Arthur P.J. Mol -- Environmental social theory for globalizing world economy / Michael Redclift -- Ideology of ecological modernization in "Double-risk" societies / Leonardas Rinkevicius -- Political modernization theory and environmental politics / Pieter Leroy and Jan van Tatenhove -- Ecological modernization and post-ecologist politics / Ingolfur Bluhdorn -- Self-organizaing complexity, conscious purpose and "Sustainable development" / Ernest Garcia
Summary This accomplished book argues that we can only make sense of environmental issues if we consider them as part of a more encompassing process of social transformation. It asks whether there is an emerging consensus between social scientists on the central issues in the debate on environmental change, and if concerns about the environment constitute a major prop to the process of globalization? The book provides a thorough discussion of the central themes in environmental sociology, identifying two traditions: ecological modernization theory and risk society theory
Notes Based on a conference on "Social Theory and the Environment", organized under the auspices of the International Sociological Association (ISA) by the Research Group on "Environment and Society"--Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Global environmental change -- Congresses.
Globalization -- Congresses.
Social change -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Book editorial
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Buttel, Frederick H.
Mol, A. P. J.
Spaargaren, Gert.
LC no. 00708587
ISBN 0761967664
1446220133 (ebook)
1446264904 (electronic bk.)
9781446220139 (ebook)
9781446264904 (electronic bk.)