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The Historical Roots of Ecological Modernization

Maarten A. Hajer

in The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293330
eISBN:
9780191599408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829333X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Contextualizes the contemporary environmental conflict in the tradition of thinking about man and nature relationships. Discusses the origins of environmentalism and gives a detailed interpretation ... More


Sustainable Development as a Contested Concept

Michael Jacobs

in Fairness and Futurity: Essays on Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294894
eISBN:
9780191599064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294891.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Here Michael Jacobs notes that sustainable development has come to mean all things to all people but argues this does not mean it has no theoretical or policy relevance. It is a ‘contested’ rather ... More


The New Environmental Conflict

Maarten A. Hajer

in The Politics of Environmental Discourse: Ecological Modernization and the Policy Process

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293330
eISBN:
9780191599408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829333X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Discusses the character of the modern environmental conflict. As the existence of environmental degradation is now commonly accepted, the conflict has become ‘discursive’: it is not about a ... More


Growth: A Historical Accident?

Christian de Perthuis and Pierre-André Jouvet

in Green Capital: A New Perspective on Growth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171403
eISBN:
9780231540360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171403.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The first chapter seeks to refine the diagnosis of complex relationships linking natural capital to economic growth. The pace of global growth has scarcely diminished since the end of the post-war ... More


Towards a Contemporary Understanding of The Limits to Growth

Ian Johnson

in Is the Planet Full?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199677771
eISBN:
9780191757235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677771.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 5 surveys what has changed since The Limits to Growth first appeared, in 1972. The chapter identifies how the concept of ‘overshoot’ advanced by Donella Meadows and associates launched a new ... More


The Cultural: The Magic, the Vision, the Power

Thomas Princen

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Thomas Princen, in this chapter, argues that extraction of fossil fuels is far more than a utilitarian pursuit that motors industry. It is a way of life that impacts culture. Throughout the chapter, ... More


Is the Planet Full?

Ian Goldin (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199677771
eISBN:
9780191757235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677771.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Over 7 billion people are alive today—more than at any other time in history. The rate of population growth is slowing, but by 2050 the Earth’s population is likely to exceed 9 billion people. ... More


Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Ramprasad Sengupta

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The book has a comprehensive coverage of issues relating to the role of ecological constraints in limiting the availability of natural resources and eco-services for economic development and ... More


Eco World

Evan Hillebrand and Stacy Closson

in Energy, Economic Growth, and Geopolitical Futures: Eight Long-Range Scenarios

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028899
eISBN:
9780262328722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028899.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This sixth scenario is marked by high energy prices, weak growth, and global harmony. The United States and the European Union have only weak recoveries from the travails of 2008-2013, and China is ... More


Green Victorians: The Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District

Vicky "Albritton and Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226339986
eISBN:
9780226340043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226340043.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book tells the story of an extraordinary social experiment in the English Lake District at the end of the Victorian era. Here, a small group of women and men sought to forge a society based on ... More


Getting in Motion: German Environmentalism, 1945 to 1980

Frank Uekötter

in The Greenest Nation?: A New History of German Environmentalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027328
eISBN:
9780262322409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027328.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

After World War Two, demands for environmental improvement grew in frequency and vigor. While environmentalists later took much pride in challenging unrestrained consumerism, the greening of Germany ... More


China’s Limits to Growth

Peter Drahos

in Survival Governance: Energy and Climate in the Chinese Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197534755
eISBN:
9780197534786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197534755.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

China’s rapid economic growth has taken it closer to the frontiers of ecological collapse. Evidence of the ecological limits of its coal-based economic growth model began to emerge in the 1980s. ... More


No Wealth but Life

Vicky Albritton and Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Green Victorians: The Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226339986
eISBN:
9780226340043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226340043.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1887, John Ruskin suffered a fit of insanity and went on a shopping spree. This was a moment of personal calamity for the social critic who had staked much of his reputation on a withering ... More


Complexity and Economics

Jean Boulton, Peter Allen, and Cliff Bowman

in Embracing Complexity: Strategic Perspectives for an Age of Turbulence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199565252
eISBN:
9780191821943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565252.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Innovation

This chapter looks at the application of complexity theory to economics. It gives a brief overview of the history of economics, and sets out the limitations to neo-classical thinking—there is no ... More


Ecological approach as part of greater environmental awareness

S. Nazrul Islam

in Rivers and Sustainable Development: Alternative Approaches and Their Implications

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190079024
eISBN:
9780190079055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079024.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Chapter 7 shows that the emergence of the Ecological approach to rivers is a part of the broader process of greater recognition of the importance of protection of environment, in general. The huge ... More


Bad Company: The Business of Toxicity

Mark A. Griep and Marjorie L. Mikasen

in ReAction!: Chemistry in the Movies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195326925
eISBN:
9780197562536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195326925.003.0008
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

In the movies, chemical companies maximize profits by poisoning their customers, workers, neighbors, and the environment, or they terrorize or outright kill the heroic ... More


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