Towards Sustainable Human-Nature Relations

Towards Sustainable Human-Nature Relations
Author: Bernhard Glaeser,Marion Glaser
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2020-03
ISBN 10: 9780128181942
ISBN 13: 012818194X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Sustainable Human-Nature Relations Book Review:

Towards Sustainable Human-Nature Relations: Coastal Management Revisited reviews changing societal needs and scientific outlooks in human/nature relations, including conflict resolution, governance issues and disaster management, and most recently, the link between social and ecological factors through typologies of coastal and marine social-ecological systems. Theoretical aspects are embedded and grounded in empirical case studies taken from economically developed countries (such as Sweden and Germany) and from economically developing countries in tropical zones (including Brazil and Indonesia). Beginning with a concise introductory chapter, the text explores both theoretical perspectives and methods, including empirical analysis throughout. Finally, the concluding chapter identifies emerging issues, synergies and outcomes for theory, practice and research. This broad and multidisciplinary approach makes the book a must read for graduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers in the fields of geography, anthropology, human ecology, social ecology, anthroecology, coastal and ocean management, disaster management and planning, environmental and development studies.

Sustainable Human–Nature Relations

Sustainable Human–Nature Relations
Author: Giuseppe T. Cirella
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-04-03
ISBN 10: 9811530491
ISBN 13: 9789811530494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Human–Nature Relations Book Review:

This book addresses sustainability thinking and the bigger picture, by taking into consideration how and from where contemporary schools of thought emerged approximately a quarter-century ago. Evidence from the literature illustrates a number of key concepts and techniques that have been tested and continue to be tested, within various multi-disciplinary fields, on societal functionality. Research into sustainable societies needs to be sound, ethical, and creative. A cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary examination of challenges and strategies is used to interlink sustainability thinking and human-nature relations. With an ever-growing number of people now concentrated within urban areas, providing not only environmental quality and livable space, but also security and resilient urban systems, is becoming increasingly important. This urbanization trend has overlapped with environmental degradation, consumption of natural resources, habitat loss, and overall ecosystem change. Consequently, the goal is for cleaner, safer societies – with higher standards of living – to excel in support of current and future generational communities. The book tackles these challenges by integrating environmental scholarship, economic evaluation, and urban strategies under one umbrella of thought. The relational paradigms presented include examples that correlate developed and developing countries, socioeconomics and community development, and governance of knowledge and education. As such, the book argues, furthering of knowhow should be accessible and shared in order to achieve maximum innovation and benefit. Sustainability thinking, after all, is a metric for intrinsic human-nature relations in terms of past performance, present development, and future goals. This book discusses this metric and offers novel approaches to growing societies and what we can do next.

Human-nature Interactions in the Anthropocene

Human-nature Interactions in the Anthropocene
Author: Marion Glaser
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0415510007
ISBN 13: 9780415510004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human-nature Interactions in the Anthropocene Book Review:

"Routledge studies in environment, culture, and science"--Cover.

Psychology of Sustainable Development

Psychology of Sustainable Development
Author: Peter Schmuck
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2002-04-30
ISBN 10: 9781402070129
ISBN 13: 1402070128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology of Sustainable Development Book Review:

Human activity overuses the resources of the planet at a rate that will severely compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Changes toward sustainability need to begin within the next few years or environmental deterioration will become irreversible. Thus the need to develop a mindset of sustainable development - the ability of society to meet its needs without permanently compromising the earth's resources - is pressing. The Psychology of Sustainable Development clarifies the meaning of the term and describes the conditions necessary for it to occur. With contributions from an international team of policy shapers and makers, the book will be an important reference for environmental, developmental, social, and organizational psychologists, in addition to other social scientists concerned with the impact current human activity will have on the prospects of future generations.

Ontology and Closeness in Human-Nature Relationships

Ontology and Closeness in Human-Nature Relationships
Author: Neil H. Kessler
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2018-10-10
ISBN 10: 3319992740
ISBN 13: 9783319992747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ontology and Closeness in Human-Nature Relationships Book Review:

In Ontology and Closeness in Human-Nature Relationships, Neil H. Kessler identifies the preconceptions which can keep the modern human mind in the dark about what is happening relationally between humans and the more-than-human world. He has written an accessible work of environmental philosophy, with a focus on the ontology of human-nature relationships. In it, he contends that large-scale environmental problems are intimate and relational in origin. He also challenges the deeply embedded, modernist assumptions about the relational limitations of more-than-human beings, ones which place erroneous limitations on the possibilities for human/more-than-human closeness. Diverging from the posthumanist literature and its frequent reliance on new materialist ontology, the arguments in the book attempt to sweep away what ecofeminists call “human/nature dualisms. In doing so, conceptual avenues open up that have the power to radically alter how we engage in our daily interactions with the more-than-human world all around us. Given the diversity of fields and disciplines focused on the human-nature relationship, the topics of this book vary quite broadly, but always converge at the nexus of what is possible between humans and more-than-human beings. The discussion interweaves the influence of human/nature dualisms with the limitations of Deleuzian becoming and posthumanism’s new materialism and agential realism. It leverages interhuman interdependence theory, Charles Peirce’s synechism of feeling and various treatments of Theory of Mind while exploring the influence of human/nature dualisms on sustainability, place attachment, common worlds pedagogy, emergence, and critical animal studies. It also explores the implications of plant electrical activity, plant intelligence, and plant “neurobiology” for possibilities of relational capacities in plants while even grappling with theories of animism to challenge the animate/inanimate divide. The result is an engaging, novel treatment of human-nature relational ontology that will encourage the reader to look at the world in a whole new way.

Sustainable Interdisciplinarity

Sustainable Interdisciplinarity
Author: Giuseppe T. Cirella,Alessio Russo
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN 10: 303928116X
ISBN 13: 9783039281169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Interdisciplinarity Book Review:

Sustainable interdisciplinarity focuses on human–nature relations and a multitude of contemporary overlapping research between society and the environment. A variety of disciplines have played a large part in better understanding sustainable development since its high-profile emergence approximately a quarter of a century ago. At present, the forefront of sustainability research is an array of methods, techniques, and growing knowledge base that considers past, present, and future pathways. Specific multidisciplinary concentrations within the scope of societal changes, urban landscape transformations, international environmental comparative studies, as well as key theories and dynamics relating to sustainable performance are explored. Specializations in complex sustainability issues address international governance arrangements, rules, and organizations—both public and private—within the scope of four themes: sustainability, human geography, environment, and interdisciplinary societal studies. This book contains eleven thoroughly refereed contributions concerning pressing issues that interlink sustainable interdisciplinarity with the presented themes in terms of the human–nature interface.

Sustainable Interdisciplinarity

Sustainable Interdisciplinarity
Author: Giuseppe T. Cirella,Alessio Russo
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN 10: 303928116X
ISBN 13: 9783039281169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Interdisciplinarity Book Review:

Sustainable interdisciplinarity focuses on human–nature relations and a multitude of contemporary overlapping research between society and the environment. A variety of disciplines have played a large part in better understanding sustainable development since its high-profile emergence approximately a quarter of a century ago. At present, the forefront of sustainability research is an array of methods, techniques, and growing knowledge base that considers past, present, and future pathways. Specific multidisciplinary concentrations within the scope of societal changes, urban landscape transformations, international environmental comparative studies, as well as key theories and dynamics relating to sustainable performance are explored. Specializations in complex sustainability issues address international governance arrangements, rules, and organizations—both public and private—within the scope of four themes: sustainability, human geography, environment, and interdisciplinary societal studies. This book contains eleven thoroughly refereed contributions concerning pressing issues that interlink sustainable interdisciplinarity with the presented themes in terms of the human–nature interface.

Critiquing Sustainability, Changing Philosophy

Critiquing Sustainability, Changing Philosophy
Author: Jenneth Parker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2014-03-21
ISBN 10: 1136214674
ISBN 13: 9781136214677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critiquing Sustainability, Changing Philosophy Book Review:

To increasing numbers of people, sustainability is the key challenge of the twenty-first century. In the many fields where it is a goal, persistent problems obstruct the efforts of those trying to make a difference. The task of this book is to provide an overview of the current state of philosophy in the context of what philosophy is, could be or should be – in relation to sustainability and the human future on Earth. The book is conceived as a contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, helping to link work on philosophy and sustainability. Critiquing Sustainability, Changing Philosophy focusses on the importance of philosophical work to the formation and effectiveness of global civil society and social movements for sustainability in the context of the Anthropocene age of the Earth. It takes a transdisciplinary systems approach that challenges philosophy and concludes by proposing a greatly enhanced role for philosophy in contributing to global public reason for sustainability. This book will be of interest to philosophers, sustainability practitioners and thinkers, policy makers and all those engaged in the global movement for sustainability.

Strongly Sustainable Societies

Strongly Sustainable Societies
Author: Karl Johan Bonnedahl,Pasi Heikkurinen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2018-09-27
ISBN 10: 1351173626
ISBN 13: 9781351173629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strongly Sustainable Societies Book Review:

The response of the international community to the pressing socio-ecological problems has been framed around the concept of ‘sustainable development’. The ecological pressure, however, has continued to rise and mainstream sustainability discourse has proven to be problematic. It contains an instrumental view of the world, a strong focus on technological solutions, and the premise that natural and human-made ‘capitals’ are substitutable. This trajectory, which is referred to as ‘weak sustainability’, reproduces inequalities, denies intrinsic values in nature, and jeopardises the wellbeing of humans as well as other beings. Based on the assumptions of strong sustainability, this edited book presents practical and theoretical alternatives to today’s unsustainable societies. It investigates and advances pathways for humanity that are ecologically realistic, ethically inclusive, and receptive to the task’s magnitude and urgency. The book challenges the traditional anthropocentric ethos and ontology, economic growth-dogma, and programmes of ecological modernisation. It discusses options with examples on different levels of analysis, from the individual to the global, addressing the economic system, key sectors of society, alternative lifestyles, and experiences of local communities. Examining key topics including human–nature relations and wealth and justice, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental and development studies, ecological economics, environmental governance and policy, sustainable business, and sustainability science.

Sustainable Governance and Management of Food Systems

Sustainable Governance and Management of Food Systems
Author: Eija Vinnari,Markus Vinnari
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN 10: 9789086863419
ISBN 13: 9086863418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Governance and Management of Food Systems Book Review:

This book focuses on the role of governance and management in the food chain. These methods are now especially important as the current food system has been found to inflict unsustainable environmental pressures on our planet. These include, but are not limited to, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss, excessive water usage and problems with nutrition cycles. In addition, issues such as the treatment of farm animals has attracted considerable media and public attention from the ethical point of view. Therefore, the prominent questions discussed in this book are:- What are the most important ethical issues in our fisheries, agriculture and food systems?- How should we govern food systems when sustainability is a key goal?- What kind of management tools are available for this purpose?- Who is responsible for making the agriculture and food system more sustainable?

Ecotourism in Scandinavia

Ecotourism in Scandinavia
Author: Stefan Gössling,Johan Hultman
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 1845931343
ISBN 13: 9781845931346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecotourism in Scandinavia Book Review:

Ideal for researchers and students of ecotourism, this text comprehensively describes, analyses and evaluates aspects of Scandanavian ecotourism.

The Role of Biodiversity Conservation in the Transition to Rural Sustainability

The Role of Biodiversity Conservation in the Transition to Rural Sustainability
Author: Stephen S. Light
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781586033958
ISBN 13: 1586033956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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People and Nature

People and Nature
Author: Emilio F. Moran
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-08-29
ISBN 10: 1118877470
ISBN 13: 9781118877470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People and Nature Book Review:

An introduction to environmental anthropology that focuses on the interactions between people, culture, and nature around the world. The book addresses new issues of importance, including climate change, population change, the rise of the slow food and farm-to-table movements, and consumer-driven shifts in sustainability

Hope and Grief in the Anthropocene

Hope and Grief in the Anthropocene
Author: Lesley Head
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2016-02-22
ISBN 10: 1317576446
ISBN 13: 9781317576440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hope and Grief in the Anthropocene Book Review:

The Anthropocene is a volatile and potentially catastrophic age demanding new ways of thinking about relations between humans and the nonhuman world. This book explores how responses to environmental challenges are hampered by a grief for a pristine and certain past, rather than considering the scale of the necessary socioeconomic change for a 'future' world. Conceptualisations of human-nature relations must recognise both human power and its embeddedness within material relations. Hope is a risky and complex process of possibility that carries painful emotions; it is something to be practised rather than felt. As centralised governmental solutions regarding climate change appear insufficient, intellectual and practical resources can be derived from everyday understandings and practices. Empirical examples from rural and urban contexts and with diverse research participants - indigenous communities, climate scientists, weed managers, suburban householders - help us to consider capacity, vulnerability and hope in new ways.

Human-Environment Relations

Human-Environment Relations
Author: Emily Brady,Pauline Phemister
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2012-02-02
ISBN 10: 9400728247
ISBN 13: 9789400728240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human-Environment Relations Book Review:

This fresh and innovative approach to human-environmental relations will revolutionise our understanding of the boundaries between ourselves and the environment we inhabit. The anthology is predicated on the notion that values shift back and forth between humans and the world around them in an ethical communicative zone called ‘value-space’. The contributors examine the transformative interplay between external environments and human values, and identify concrete ways in which these norms, residing in and derived from self and society, are projected onto the environment.

The Bioregional Economy

The Bioregional Economy
Author: Molly Scott Cato
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2012-11-27
ISBN 10: 1136181733
ISBN 13: 9781136181733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bioregional Economy Book Review:

In a world of climate change and declining oil supplies, what is the plan for the provisioning of resources? Green economists suggest a need to replace the globalised economy, and its extended supply chains, with a more ‘local’ economy. But what does this mean in more concrete terms? How large is a local economy, how self-reliant can it be, and what resources will still need to be imported? The concept of the ‘bioregion’ — developed and popularised within the disciplines of earth sciences, biosciences and planning — may facilitate the reconceptualisation of the global economy as a system of largely self-sufficient local economies. A bioregional approach to economics assumes a different system of values to that which dominates neoclassical economics. The global economy is driven by growth, and the consumption ethic that matches this is one of expansion in range and quantity. Goods are defined as scarce, and access to them is a process based on competition. The bioregional approach challenges every aspect of that value system. It seeks a new ethic of consumption that prioritises locality, accountability and conviviality in the place of expansion and profit; it proposes a shift in the focus of the economy away from profits and towards provisioning; and it assumes a radical reorientation of work from employment towards livelihood. This book by leading green economist Molly Scott Cato sets out a visionary and yet rigorous account of what a bioregional approach to the economy would mean — and how to get there from here.

NON-HUMAN NATURE IN WORLD POLITICS

NON-HUMAN NATURE IN WORLD POLITICS
Author: Joana Castro Pereira
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 3030494969
ISBN 13: 9783030494964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Contested Natures

Contested Natures
Author: Phil Macnaghten,John Urry
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 307
Release: 1998-05-21
ISBN 10: 9780761953135
ISBN 13: 0761953132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contested Natures Book Review:

Demonstrating that all notions of nature are inextricably entangled in different forms of social life, the text elaborates the many ways in which the apparently natural world has been produced from within particular social practices. These are analyzed in terms of different senses, different times and the production of distinct spaces, including the local, the national and the global. The authors emphasize the importance of cultural understandings of the physical world, highlighting the ways in which these have been routinely misunderstood by academic and policy discourses. They show that popular conceptions of, and attitudes to, nature are often contradictory and that there are no simple ways of prevailing upon people to `

The Sustainability of Rural Systems

The Sustainability of Rural Systems
Author: I.R. Bowler,C.R. Bryant,C. Cocklin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 9401734712
ISBN 13: 9789401734714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sustainability of Rural Systems Book Review:

This book examines the interaction of the dimensions of economy, society, and environment in the context of rural systems. It embraces a wide range of topics, including globalization and reregulation in sustainable food production, conservation and sustainability, the development of sustainable rural communities, and sustainable rural-urban interaction. It is relevant to advanced-level students, teachers, researchers, policymakers and agency workers.

The Law of EU External Relations

The Law of EU External Relations
Author: Pieter Jan Kuijper,Jan Wouters,Frank Hoffmeister,Geert de Baere,Thomas Ramopoulos
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 1168
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN 10: 0191505110
ISBN 13: 9780191505119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law of EU External Relations Book Review:

The European Union has established itself as a significant international legal actor. Understanding the EU's actions on the international plane requires an understanding of its constantly evolving constitutional and legal framework. This book presents the law of EU external relations in a concise and accessible manner for students, practitioners, and academics in the field. It combines chapters on the general basis of the Union's external action and its relation to international law with chapters which further explore the law and practice of the EU in the specialized fields of external action such as the common commercial policy, development cooperation, cooperation with third countries, humanitarian aid, the enlargement and neighbourhood policies, the external environmental policy, and the common foreign and security policy, as well as a chapter specifically dedicated to EU sanctions and countermeasures. Carefully selected primary documents are accompanied with analytic commentary on the issues they raise and their significance for the overall structure of EU external relations law. The primary materials selected include many important legal documents that are hard to find elsewhere but give a vital insight into the operation of EU external relations law in practice.