The Political Life of Wetlands in Southern Louisiana
... strategy recommended by the Corps. In the case of Viet Village, the Corps suggested that the
CDC purchase a certain number of wetland credits from the Paradis Mitigation Bank, a
commercial wetland bank in an adjacent watershed. Paradis Mitigation Bank is owned and
operated by Chevron, one of the oil ...
Social Movements and Environmentalism, a Luhmannian
... This interest naturally leads to the field of social movement theory. The
literature within this domain is extensive and very different paths were taken within it
in order to understand collective action. By studying it we learn that collective action
can go beyond the emotions of the moment to beco ...
Bringing Identity Theory into Environmental Sociology*
... 1978; Stryker 1980). In addition, since individuals have multiple identities, we examine
how another identity independently affects environmental behavior. We do this by
investigating not only the environment identity, but also one’s gender identity, as in
being masculine and feminine (Stets and Bur ...
NATURE, SOCIOLOGY, AND THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL By Ryan
... School are largely absent from or critiqued in environmental sociological literature. With
environmental sociology’s criticisms of the Frankfurt School in mind, I demonstrate that
critical theory can conceptually inform sociological examinations of societalenvironmental relations and address contemp ...
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... The motivation for Thomas Schelling’s dynamic models of segregation was the observation
that people get segregated across many dimensions and often by discrimatory individual
behavior. “By ‘discrimatory’ I mean reflecting an awareness, conscious, or unconscious, of
sex or age or religion or color or ...
REPUBLIC OF LESOTHO
... “beneficial use” means a use of the environment in a sustainable manner or an element or
segment of the environment in a sustainable manner;
“biological diversity” means the variability among living organisms from all sources including
inter alia terrestrial ecosystems and aquatic ecosystems and th ...
The environmental factor in migration dynamics
... environmental protection, migration management, protection of displaced people, and
development issues in a globalizing world. While international migration and climate
change are each in their own right political issues of high priority, the potential
combination of these processes in the form of “ ...
3 periods - Newark Public Schools
... Energy can neither be created nor destroyed.
As energy flows through systems, at each stem more of it becomes unusable.
4. Humans alter natural systems.
Humans have had an impact on the environment for millions of years.
Technology and population growth have enabled humans to increase both t ...
Conference Programme - 2016 Berlin Conference on
... changes in economies around the globe. The palpable aim to finally
bring our economies and societies onto sustainable pathways
requires transformations of a scale similar to the industrial
revolution. Indeed, societies, markets and political systems have
not only to embrace new economic opportunitie ...
University of Groningen Corporate social responsibility and financial
... regulations draw this line in such a way that the rules of the game are fair.
Why would society fail to set its laws optimally? To thoroughly discuss the literature on optimal regulation is beyond the scope of this thesis, but we give a few
explanations. First of all, societal processes are dynamic ...
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Spring 2015 - Tufts University | School of Arts and Sciences
... subject to a variety of interpretations, some of which may subvert intended
readings. We will also investigate patterns and processes of media consumption
(including questions of media effects, the ways in which consumption choices
create/erode boundaries between groups of people, and how knowledge ...
The Role of Emotion in Environmental Decision Making
... when we consider the planet’s scarce and nonrenewable resources, such as water or fossil
fuels. For example, a person may take a shower in his or her self-interest to clean her
body, but using clean water to shower means that someone else may not have access to
Understanding and developing strategic corporate social responsibility
... malaria-carrying mosquitoes. There is an
emerging consensus that such critical environmental and social issues must be
addressed without delay and that, in addition to public policy changes, organizations
have a responsibility and key role to play in
identifying and implementing remedial
actions. Th ...
Sustainability and Inequality in Human Development
... educational spending. On the whole, investment in human capital is therefore likely to decrease
with more income inequality. As concerns social capital, more income inequality, at least beyond
a certain level of inequality, is likely to lead to a loss of social capital as more inequality
Is Public Sociology Such a Good Idea?
... public sociology that engages more delimited publics—specific organizations, neighborhoods, and communities. Engagement is to be moral; it is to propose and challenge ethical foundations of issues, debates, and decisions. Burawoy recognizes
that there is a fine or fuzzy line between policy sociology ...
Disasters can lift veils : five issues for sociological disaster studies
... To ask who, during the onslaught of Haiyan and its aftermath had the power is a subject of
intense debate, but an important one, as it is only by getting to the heart of this question can
we allocate responsibility and assign blame. In spite of the differences in thematic focus
between functionalism ...
Consumption and its Externalities: Where Economy Meets Ecology
... of food and shelter for a growing population, inadequate investment and risktaking, this stress on production is understandable.2 It is also understandable
when natural resource abundance and unending waste sink capacity, at home or
abroad, could be safely assumed. But today, such an ecologically “e ...
File Ref.No.26075/GA - IV - J2/2013/CU UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT
... Module IV: Nuclear energy generation and environmental safety: radioactivity from nuclear reactors,
fuel processing and radioactive waste, hazards related to power plants, dose from environment
and nuclear radiations, pathways analysis and dose assessment, radioactivity risk assessment,
criterion fo ...
Ecosystem Services - Digital Library Of The Commons
... The concept of ecosystem services (ES) has taken the environmental science and policy literature by storm, and
has become almost the approach to thinking about and assessing the nature-society relationship. In this review,
we ask whether and in what way the ES concept is a useful way of organising r ...
Beyond IPAT and Kuznets Curves: Globalization as a Vital Factor in
these two factors may be supposed to interact. We also
processes by which
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framework on a macro
level, focusing on how tricky these relationships
if an international division of labor and interdependence
may becom ...
... of such an organisation depends on the extent to which a consistent discourse can be brought out of this assortment of demands, in a short time.
In case of partnerships, this has not been the case: the potential of the
CSD partnerships diminished as the momentum was lost in the few
months after the ...
... Cite examples of how all fuels have advantages and disadvantages
that society must question when considering the trade-offs among
them, such as how energy use contributes to the rising standard of
living in the industrially developing nations. However, explain that
this energy use also leads to more ...
Environmental sociology is typically defined as the sociological study of societal-environmental interactions, although this definition immediately presents the perhaps insolvable problem of separating human cultures from the rest of the environment. Although the focus of the field is the relationship between society and environment in general, environmental sociologists typically place special emphasis on studying the social factors that cause environmental problems, the societal impacts of those problems, and efforts to solve the problems. In addition, considerable attention is paid to the social processes by which certain environmental conditions become socially defined as problems.Although there was sometimes acrimonious debate between the constructivist and realist ""camps"" within environmental sociology in the 1990s, the two sides have found considerable common ground as both increasingly accept that while most environmental problems have a material reality they nonetheless become known only via human processes such as scientific knowledge, activists' efforts, and media attention. In other words, most environmental problems have a real ontological status despite our knowledge/awareness of them stemming from social processes, processes by which various conditions are constructed as problems by scientists, activists, media and other social actors. Correspondingly, environmental problems must all be understood via social processes, despite any material basis they may have external to humans. This interactiveness is now broadly accepted, but many aspects of the debate continue in contemporary research in the field.