Food, Ecology and Culture
We live in a society as dominated by food preference as by sexual preference, as obsessed with eating too much as with eating too little. In this accessible, cross-disciplinary text, David Goodman and Michael Redclift look at the development of the modern food system, integrating different bodies...
To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge
This Handbook gives a comprehensive, international and cutting-edge overview of Sustainable Development. It integrates the key imperatives of sustainable development, namely institutional, environmental, social and economic, and calls for greater participation, social cohesion, justice and...
To Be Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge
Red or Green Alternatives
First published in 1984, Michael Redclift’s book makes the global environmental crisis a central concern of political economy and its structural causes a central concern of environmentalism. Michael Redclift argues that a close analysis of the environmental crisis in the South reveals the...
Published February 28th 2013 by Routledge
A Chance to Reclaim, Self, Society and Nature
Are established economic, social and political practices capable of dealing with the combined crises of climate change and the global economic system? Will falling back on the wisdoms that contributed to the crisis help us to find ways forward or simply reconfigure risk in another guise? This...
Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge
Counting the costs of global consumption
Sustainable development cannot be achieved solely at the international level. Without the creation of more sustainable livelihoods, it will remain a utopian and elusive goal. Yet given the huge differences in economic development and levels of consumption between North and South, how might this be...
Published September 30th 2009 by Routledge
The notion of ‘sustainability’ has been growing in importance over the last twenty years, and is now considered a significant area of study. This four-volume set introduces the reader to ‘sustainability’ as a concept, a contested idea, and a political goal. Bringing together a range of articles...
Published September 21st 2005 by Routledge
Life Chances and Livelihoods
The concept of sustainability is traditionally viewed in exclusively environmental terms. Sustainability: Life Chances and Livelihoods links peoples livelihoods and life chances to the concept of sustainability by examining the way in which social and economic processes complement and compound...
Published October 13th 1999 by Routledge
This book marks a watershed in the social sciences. The qualitative, critical perspective of sociology and allied disciplines challenges the technocentric `managerialism' which dominates environmental policy, its discourse and its impact. The authors explore the relationship between social theory...
Published July 13th 1994 by Routledge
Exploring the Contradictions
Argues that environmental problems need to be looked at internationally, in terms of the global economic system, and that the degradation of the environment is not natural', but an historical process which is intrinsically linked and shaped by economic and political systems....
Published June 17th 1987 by Routledge