Challenging Consumption: Pathways to a more Sustainable by Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau

By Anna R. Davies, Frances Fahy, Henrike Rau

Sustainable intake is a vital study subject in educational discourses of sustainable improvement and worldwide environmental swap. trained via a few disciplinary views, this ebook is dependent round 4 key subject matters in sustainable intake learn: dwelling, relocating, residing and Futures. the gathering effectively balances theoretical insights with grounded case reports, on mobility, heating, washing and consuming practices, and concludes by means of exploring destiny sustainable intake study pathways and coverage techniques. Theoretical frameworks are complicated during the quantity, in particular on the subject of social perform thought, theories of behavioural swap and leading edge visioning and backcasting methodologies.

This groundbreaking publication attracts on a few conceptual methods which circulate past the accountability of the person shopper take into consideration wider social, financial and political constructions and procedures in an effort to spotlight either probabilities for and demanding situations to sustainable intake. This strategy allows scholars and policy-makers alike to simply know the applicability of social technological know-how theories.

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T h e destruction of world heritage sites, such as the temples of Angkor Wat or the city of Dubrovnik, detracts from the welfare of people everywhere, even if they derive only vicarious benefits from the existence of the sites. 32 Similarly, people everywhere now express genuine concern about the consequences of tragic environmental accidents (for example, Chernobyl or Bhopal), apart from any natural transboundary consequences they may have. In other cases, the externalities in question involve material interdependencies and tangibly affect the welfare of those located elsewhere.

But there is no consensus regarding the mechanisms through which ideas exert influence on institutional bargaining. Some have emphasized the role of cognitive convergence encompassing not only ideas about the causes of important problems 39 INTERNATIONAL GOVERNANCE but also prescriptions concerning appropriate solutions. Richard Cooper's account of the battle between the contagionists and the miasmatists during the nineteenth century and the final victory of the former in effecting the creation of public health regimes at the international level is suggestive in this regard.

S. View Prevails at Climate Parley," New York Times, 8 November 1990, A9. 3 2 Joseph S. -Soviet Security Regimes," International Organization 41 (Summer 1987), 371—402; and Ernst B. Haas, When Knowledge Is Power: Three Models of Change in International Organizations (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990). 31 46 Negotiating a Global Climate Regime themes are addressed here in declining order of likelihood that they will be taken seriously in the evolution of the climate regime, though there are complexities in each case that make such sweeping judgments hazardous.

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