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The SAGE Handbook of Environment and Society

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640 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

Aimed at an international audience of academics, research students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers, The Handbook on 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
 
PART 1: ENVIRONMENTAL THOUGHT: PAST AND PRESENT
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
Ecofeminism
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
Anti-Environmentalism
Prometheans, Contrarians and Beyond

 
 
PART 2: VALUING THE ENVIRONMENT
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
 
PART 3: KNOWLEDGES AND KNOWING
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
 
PART 4: POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
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?

 
 
PART 5: ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES
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

 
 
PART 6: REDESIGNING NATURES
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
 
PART 7: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES FOR INFLUENCING THE ENVIRONMENT
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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Jules Pretty

I am Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex. I was Head of the Department of Biological Sciences from 2004-2008. I joined the Department in 1997, having worked for ten years at the International Institute for Environment and Development, where I was director of their sustainable agriculture programme from 1989. Before that, I worked at Imperial College. At the University of Essex, I set up the Centre for Environment and Society, which links across a variety of departments and disciplines. I was appointed A D White Professor-at-Large by Cornell University for six years from 2001. More About Author

Andy Ball

Andys research if focused on the response, in terms of activity and diversity of the microbial community to environmental perturbations. One of his major interests is teh bioremediation of contaminated land and water, using both laboratory and field based research to examine the potential role of microbial communities in the treatment of waste oils and also in the factors limiting the breakdown of contaminants in contaminated sites. More About Author

Ted Benton

Julia Guivant

David R Lee

David Orr

Max Pfeffer

MAX J. PFEFFER is International Professor of Development Sociology and Senior Associate Dean of the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. His teaching concentrates on environmental sociology and sociological theory. His research spans several areas including rural labor markets, international migration, land use and environmental planning. The work has focused on a variety of rural and urban communities, including rural/urban fringe areas. Research sites include rural New York and Central America. He has been awarded competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S.... More About Author

Hugh Ward

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