Environmental Sociology

European Perspectives and Interdisciplinary Challenges

Editors: Groß, Matthias, Heinrichs, Harald (Eds.)

  • Covers a broad spectrum of sociological and environmental social science concepts ranging from rational choice, practice theory to earth system governance
  • Focuses on the inter- and transdisciplinary potential of environmental sociology
  • Discusses modern societies' reform needs, limits and new possibilities to adapt to and shape its natural environments
  • Highlights the potential to social sustainability transformation at large
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Despite being a relatively young sub-discipline, European environmental sociology has changed considerably in the last decades towards more interdisciplinary collaborations and problem solving. Current trends such as global environmental modernization and processes of economic, political and socio-cultural globalization, fuelled by developments of transport, environmental flows, scientific uncertainty, and information technologies, have fostered new conceptual approaches that move beyond classical sociological mind-sets toward broader attempts to connect to other disciplines.

Environmental Sociology is the first book to broaden the realm of environmental sociology by forging links to other environmental disciplines, such as environmental policy, media studies, geography, ecological economics, ecological modeling, or ecological design. The book's focus on current environment-related issues in interdisciplinary developments are not only of relevance for strengthening environmental sociology but will make it a great read for upper undergraduate and graduate courses in social sciences dealing with environmental topics

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction: New Trends and Interdisciplinary Challenges in Environmental Sociology

    Heinrichs, Harald (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Social Theories of Environmental Reform: Towards a Third Generation

    Mol, Arthur P. J.

    Pages 19-38

  • The New Climate Change Discourse: A Challenge for Environmental Sociology

    Reusswig, Fritz

    Pages 39-57

  • Earth System Governance and the Social Sciences

    Biermann, Frank

    Pages 59-78

  • Ecological Regimes: Towards a Conceptual Integration of Biophysical Environment into Social Theory

    Baerlocher, Bianca (et al.)

    Pages 79-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Sociology
Book Subtitle
European Perspectives and Interdisciplinary Challenges
Editors
  • Matthias Groß
  • Harald Heinrichs
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8730-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8730-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8729-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9940-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 361
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