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Sustainable Consumption: An Important but Ambiguous Concept

Philip J. Vergragt

in Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explores the origins of the concept of sustainable consumption in global policy circles in the 1990s and its subsequent evolution in academia, business, civil society, and policy. It ... More


Sustainable Technologies for Sustainable Lifestyles

Philip Brey

in Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035668
eISBN:
9780262337991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035668.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Philip Brey focuses on the role technologies play in the relationship between sustainable development and consumerism in light of ecological modernization, the development practice that aims at ... More


Introduction

Dale Southerton and Alistair Ulph

in Sustainable Consumption: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives In Honour of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199679355
eISBN:
9780191758423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679355.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In March 2012 the Sustainable Consumption Institute at The University of Manchester held a two-day conference on the topic of Sustainable Consumption: Multi-Dimensional Perspectives, in honour of the ... More


Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

James Meadowcroft and Daniel J. Fiorino (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Concepts are thought categories through which we apprehend the world; they enable, but also constrain, reasoning and debate and serve as building blocks for more elaborate arguments. This book traces ... More


Sustainable Consumption: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives In Honour of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta

Alistair Ulph and Dale Southerton (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199679355
eISBN:
9780191758423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679355.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book aims to contribute to a deeper understanding of sustainable consumption by drawing together insights from these diverse disciplines. The book was developed from presentations at a ... More


Consumer Cultures Past, Present, and Future

Richard R. Wilk

in Sustainable Consumption: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives In Honour of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199679355
eISBN:
9780191758423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679355.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Mass consumption has been regarded in much of the social and economic sciences as a critical feature of modernity, and the consumption associated with non-western and past societies has been ... More


The Politics of Nudge: Dilemmas in Implementing Policies for Sustainable Consumption

Gerry Stoker

in Sustainable Consumption: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives In Honour of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199679355
eISBN:
9780191758423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679355.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

New insights from psychology and behavioural economics have encouraged a paradigm shift in policy debates towards a focus on ‘nudge’ strategies that are influenced by an understanding of the ... More


Waste

David Langlet and Said Mahmoudi

in EU Environmental Law and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198753926
eISBN:
9780191831904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753926.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter provides an overview of the EU’s extensive legal framework on the management and transport of various kinds of waste. Waste law has increasingly become a part of the wider policy ... More


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