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The Question of Materiality in Environmental Politics

John M. Meyer

in Engaging the Everyday: Environmental Social Criticism and the Resonance Dilemma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028905
eISBN:
9780262327107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028905.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The role and position of materiality is — perhaps surprisingly — deeply divisive among both scholars and activists concerned with environmental sustainability. On the one hand is an account – often ... More


Changing Values in the Islamic World and the West: Social Tolerance and the Arab Spring

Ronald F. Inglehart

in Values, Political Action, and Change in the Middle East and the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190269098
eISBN:
9780190633929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269098.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

More than 40 years ago, it was suggested that “a transformation may be taking place in the political culture of advanced industrial societies. This transformation seems to be altering the basic value ... More


Fertility and Social Policy

Jonathan Bradshaw and Shalhevet Atar-Schwart

in Fertility and Public Policy: How to Reverse the Trend of Declining Birth Rates

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014519
eISBN:
9780262295659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014519.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter reviews several theories and conceptual frameworks and uses them to further explain fertility, and how policy may or may not have certain impacts on fertility rates. Among these are the ... More


Evolutionary Modernization Theory and Secularization

Ronald F. Inglehart

in Religion's Sudden Decline: What's Causing it, and What Comes Next?

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197547045
eISBN:
9780197547083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547045.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The degree to which people experience threats to their survival shapes their basic values. Throughout history, most people lived just above the starvation level, but in the years after World War II, ... More


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