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Environment and Global Modernity

Gert Spaargaren Agricultural University, Wageningen
Arthur P J Mol Institute for Environmental Policy, The Netherlands
Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Frederick H Buttel University of Wisconsin
© 2000   272 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd   
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Paperback ISBN: 9780761967675 £34.99
Hardcover ISBN: 9780761967668 £108.00
Ebook ISBN: 9781446264904
Other Titles in: Environmental Sociology
This accomplished book argues that we can only make sense of environmental issues if we consider them as part of a more encompassing process of social transformation. It asks whether there is an emerging consensus between social scientists on the central issues in the debate on environmental change, and if concerns about the environment constitute a major prop to the process of globalization?

The book provides a thorough discussion of the central themes in environmental sociology, identifying two traditions: ecological modernization theory and risk society theory.

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