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Transitions, Transformations, and Reproduction: Dynamics in Socio‐Technical Systems

Frank W. Geels and René Kemp

in Flexibility and Stability in the Innovating Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290475
eISBN:
9780191603495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290474.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter explores innovating and technological transformation in terms of competing socio-technical systems which evolve over long time periods. It examines changes in functional systems both ... More


 An Economic Assessment of Market‐Based Approaches to Regulating the Municipal Solid Waste Stream

Peter S. Menell

in Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation: Lessons from Twenty Years of Experience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195189650
eISBN:
9780199783694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189650.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This essay explores the potential for pricing mechanisms to help internalize the costs and benefits of municipal solid waste management. It provides a comprehensive history of the development of ... More


Water Quality Issues in Developing Countries 1

López Ramón and Michael A. Toman

in Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: New Policy Options

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199298006
eISBN:
9780191603877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199298009.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Of all the environmental concerns that developing countries face, the lack of adequate and good quality water is probably the most serious. This chapter examines two issues arising from poor water ... More


The Environment of Justice

David Harvey

in Living with Nature: Environmental Politics as Cultural Discourse

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295099
eISBN:
9780191599262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829509X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Takes up the issues of social class raised by the environmental justice movement in the US. The discussion begins with the primary issue that has given rise to the movement, namely, the dumping of ... More


Pricing the Planet's Future: The Economics of Discounting in an Uncertain World

Christian Gollier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148762
eISBN:
9781400845408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148762.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Our path of economic development has generated a growing list of environmental problems including the disposal of nuclear waste, exhaustion of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, climate change, ... More


Riding with Death: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince

Jana Evans Braziel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812742
eISBN:
9781496812780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812742.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

On the southern end of the Grand Rue, a major thoroughfare that runs through the center of Port-au-Prince, waits the Haitian capital's automobile repair district. This junkyard of steel and rubber, ... More


Waste Away: Working and Living with a North American Landfill

Joshua O. Reno

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288935
eISBN:
9780520963771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288935.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The most wasteful people in world history know the least about what becomes of their waste. Waste Away reveals how North Americans have been shaped by their preferred means of disposal: sanitary ... More


Introduction

Katharina Kummer

in International Management of Hazardous Wastes: The Basel Convention and Related Legal Rules

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259947
eISBN:
9780191682032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259947.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The problem of transboundary transport of toxic and dangerous wastes and their disposal has become a major environmental issue acknowledged by the international community. Various international ... More


Packaging and Packaging Waste

Albert Weale, Geoffrey Pridham, Michelle Cini, Dimitrios Konstadakopulos, Martin Porter, and Brendan Flynn

in Environmental Governance in Europe: An Ever Closer Ecological Union?

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199257478
eISBN:
9780191698460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257478.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Environmental Politics

This chapter explores the issue dynamic associated with the 1994 packaging and packaging waste directive in the European Union. It offers a case study that focuses primarily on the processes of rule ... More


Mundane Governance: Ontology and Accountability

Steve Woolgar and Daniel Neyland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199584741
eISBN:
9780191762994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584741.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This book focuses on ways in which our lives are increasingly regulated and controlled in relation to ordinary objects and technologies. The analysis considers questions of governance, how this ... More


Sustainability and Innovation

Salah M. El-Haggar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166471
eISBN:
9781617976803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166471.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

One of the most urgent problems facing the world today is environmental sustainability. Current practices of pollution control, waste treatment, and environmental protection are not only hugely ... More


Bonjour Paresse: Literary Waste and Recycling in Book 4 of Gower’s Confessio Amantis: Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture

James Simpson

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses the durable hostility to idleness, particularly idle reading. It presents a claim that late medieval, pre-Reformation textual practice is not driven by a need to define and ... More


Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Brian D. Lee, Daniel I. Carey, and Alice L. Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Kentucky is regarded as one of the most ecologically diverse states in the nation, home to sprawling Appalachian forests, rolling green meadows, and the longest cave system in the world. None of ... More


Conservatism, Anti-Socialism, and the End of the Lloyd George Coalition

E. H. H. GREEN

in Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205937
eISBN:
9780191717116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205937.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter reviews the Conservative decision at the Carlton Club meeting of 1922 to end the coalition with the Lloyd George Liberals, and examines the part played by the Conservative's identity as ... More


Support services

Nizam Damani

in Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698356
eISBN:
9780191732126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698356.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The most practical approach to clinical waste management is to identify waste that represents a sufficient risk of causing infection during handling and after disposal, and for which some precautions ... More


Mineral Disposal and Mining Rights on Private Land

Anthony Scott

in The Evolution of Resource Property Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198286035
eISBN:
9780191718410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286035.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Changes in mining rights on private lands came about in leasing contracts, court interpretations, and custom. By the nineteenth century English landowning families could set up mining operation ... More


Risk Analysis and Regulatory Policy

W. Kip Viscusi

in Rational Risk Policy: The 1996 Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293637
eISBN:
9780191596995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293631.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Analysis of carcinogen regulations implies that regulation is often not driven by the magnitude of the risk, but by whether the chemicals involved are synthetic chemicals. Risk assessments are often ... More


Wit without Money in Donne and Nashe

David Landreth

in The Face of Mammon: The Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773299
eISBN:
9780199932665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773299.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The final chapter construes the material relation between people and their coins in terms of waste—the impulse to squander, to define one's self through what's left behind when the money is gone. ... More


An Excise Tax on Municipal Solid Waste?

Don Fullerton

in Theory and Practice of Excise Taxation: Smoking, Drinking, Gambling, Polluting, and Driving

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199278596
eISBN:
9780191602856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278598.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Under current policies in US states, the marginal cost to an individual household for disposal of another bag of garbage is essentially zero, even though collection and disposal costs increase with ... More


New Technologies Using Trace Metals of Concern

Jozef M. Pacyna, Kyrre Sundseth, and Elisabeth G. Pacyna

in Trace Metals and Infectious Diseases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029193
eISBN:
9780262327619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029193.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the occurrence, material flows, technical applications of and pollution by platinum, palladium), thallium, rare earth elements, gold, silver, and antimony, all of which are ... More


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