SpringerBriefs in Political Science

Time Policies for a Sustainable Society

Authors: Reisch, Lucia A.

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  • ​Analyzes time use, time policy, well-being and sustainable development
  • Examines the political, social and economic factors relevant in processes of social change towards a more sustainable time policy
  • Investigates policies for well-being policy focused on time regimes​
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​This book explores time use, time policy, well-being and sustainable development using concepts and findings from time policy research, socio-ecological sustainability research, behavioral economics, consumer research, and research into prosperity and "the good life".  Because any change in time structures,  whether opening or working hours, school or travel times, has large scale impacts on other times that should ideally be recognized, the political and social restructure and negotiations for more effective time policy must include cross-cutting issues in the relevant sector policies – family, health, consumer, diet, environment, education, technology, transport, urban and labor market policy – and develop time policy strategies and instruments specific to each sector. This book is an interdisciplinary look into how society and government structure time policy, the procedural component of and possibility of a transformation or improvement in time-use, i.e. the "how" of change, what are transformation processes, how can they be explained, and how can change processes be ideally shaped? This book outlines the possibility of a transformation to sustainability in time policy. It will be of interest to researchers in economics, social and political science, social policy, government, quality of life studies, and education.

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $39.99
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Softcover $54.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Time Policies for a Sustainable Society
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Political Science
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15198-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15198-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-15197-7
Series ISSN
2191-5466
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 56
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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