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Environmental Sciences - Sustainable Development | Enabling Responsible Living

Enabling Responsible Living

Schrader, U., Fricke, V., Doyle, D., Thoresen, V.W. (Eds.)

2013, XV, 192 p. 20 illus.

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  • Multi-cultural aspects of reasonable living
  • Holistic perspective on responsible living
  • Combination of results by practitioners and researchers
  • Well-known experts in this field
The book focuses on responsible living as the individual’s contribution to sustainable development. We believe that sustainable development can only be achieved if individual freedom and responsibilities are balanced on a high level while taking social, ecological and economic needs into account. A crucial element to achieve this is to integrate different perspectives of stakeholders and co-create a joined approach through partnerships. While partnerships develop new opportunities for the stakeholders involved they also require a readiness for mutual understanding, respect and courage to co-create.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Consumer Citizenship - Education - Partnerships - Responsible Living - Sustainable Consumption

Related subjects » Population Economics - Sustainable Development - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

Table of contents 

Preface.- Part I: Introduction.- Enabling Responsible Living An Introduction.- "1 + 1 = 5" .- Part II.- Understanding Responsible Living.- The Underrated Discipline, A Plea for Strengthening Home Economics.- How to Promote Sustainable Living? Inspiring Experiences of  Dutch Downshifters.- Youth Consumption and Citizenship, The Brazilian Case.- Part III Policies for Responsible Living.- A Multi-Level Framework and Values-Based Indicators to Enable Responsible Living.- Driving Forces, Environmental pressures and Policy Instruments, Sustainable Consumption Assessment for Latvia.- Capacity for the Implementation of Education for Sustainable Consumption in Northeasat Asia, Strengthening Governmental Strategies to Promote Responsible Consumer Behaviour.- Part IV Education for Responsible Living.- Enabling Responsible Living by Increasing Social Awareness, Integrating Social Responsibility Projects into Undergraduate Curricula.- "Images and Objects", A Tool for Teaching Education for Sustainable Development and Responsible Living in Home Economics.- Promoting Sustainable Consumption in Educational Settings.- Part V Corporate Responsibililty for Responsible Living.- Is Engagement in CSR Motivated by the Defined Values of Entrepreneurs?.- An Analysis of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Germany.- Empowering Responsible Consumers to be Sustainable Intrapreneurs.

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