Environmental Responsibility Reader

ISBN-10: 1848133170

ISBN-13: 9781848133174

Edition: 2009

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Description: 'The Environmental Responsibility Reader' is a definitive collection of classic works that offers a comprehensive overview of the issues involved in environmental responsibility, steering the reader through each development in thought with a unifying and expert editorial voice.

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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 3/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Martin Reynolds, Chris Blackmore and Mark J. Smith are all lecturers at the Open University, UK.

Mark J Smith is a Lecturer in Social Sciences at the Open University.

Acknowledgementsviii
Introduction to environmental responsibility
Ethical and cultural traditions
Introduction to part one
Silent spring
A fable for tomorrow
And no birds sing
The land ethic
On values and obligations to the environment
Environmental ethics
The consequentialist side of environmental ethics
Deontological environmental ethics
The virtues of ecological citizenship
Summary of part one
Nature matters
Toward an ecological conversation
Contemporary environmental ethics
The two-culture problem: ecological restoration and the integration of knowledge
The framing paradox
Systems thinking for environmental responsibility
The web of life
Hidden connections
Can we secure future-responsive management through systems thinking and design?
Environmental pragmatism, ecocentrism and deliberative democracy
Knowledge, justice and democracy
Summary of part two
Individual and collective responsibility
Autonomous yet responsible?
Individualization: plant a tree, buy a bike, save the world?
Obligations to future generations
The tragedy of the commons
The struggle to govern the commons
The big debate: reform or revolution?
Social learning and environmental responsibility
Uncertainty, environmental policy and social learning
Summary of part three
Ecological citizenship
Introduction to part four
Environmental justice in the United States and South Africa
Ecological citizenship
Just sustainability in practice
Justice, governance and sustainability: some perspectives on environmental citizenship from North America and Europe
The project of feminist ecological citizenship
Shopping for sustainability: can sustainable consumption promote ecological citizenship?
Buddhist virtues and environmental responsibility in Thailand
Corporate environmental responsibility and citizenship
Strategic thinking and the practices of ecological citizenship: bringing together the ties that bind and bond
Summary of Part Four
Epilogue
Sources
Index
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