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The Environmental Responsibility Reader By Martin Reynolds

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A collection of works on the field of environmental responsibility. It is suitable for those involved with managing environmental decisions making. It promotes various ways of understanding and taking responsibility for actions in the context of our 'natural' world through a selection of edited readings accompanied with an editorial narrative.

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The Environmental Responsibility Reader by Martin Reynolds

The Environmental Responsibility Reader is a definitive collection of classic and contemporary environmental 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. This essential text expertly explores seemingly intractable modern-day environmental dilemmas - including climate change, fossil fuel consumption, fresh water quality, industrial pollution, habitat destruction, and biodiversity loss. Starting with 'Silent Spring' and moving through to more recent works the book draws on contemporary ideas of environmental ethics, corporate social responsibility, ecological justice, fair trade, global citizenship, and the connections between environmental and social justice; configuring these ideas into practical notions for responsible action with a unique global and integral focus on responsibility.

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'This collection brings together in one place key texts of leading thinkers in environmental ethics. No one who takes environmental responsibility seriously will want to be without this book.' Ruth Chadwick, Cardiff University 'In these tumultuous times, I shall keep this rich mix of classic texts close at hand. They combine inspiration, ethics and pragmatic reflection on why we have reached the crisis we face today and tomorrow.' Camilla Toulmin, International Institute for Environment and Development 'A welcome and timely reminder that we need to take up our environmental responsibilities now following the inspiring guidance provided by this excellent collection.' Wendy Harcourt 'The readings brought together into this volume provide hugely valuable insights into how best we could navigate this landscape of environmental risks and opportunities more successfully.' Tom Burke, E3G

About Martin Reynolds


Martin Reynolds, a Lecturer in Systems at The Open University and Chair for Environmental ethics. He has researched and published widely, including his book: Operational Research and Environmental Management (2001), and contributed to many book chapters, journal papers and policy briefings. Chris Blackmore, a Senior Lecturer in Systems and Environment at The Open University. She is currently a member of the management team for the OU-wide Ethics Centre. Mark J. Smith is author and editor of numerous books, including Environment and Citizenship (2008). Formerly at Sussex University, his visiting professorships include the University of Oslo and Norwegian Business School and he has been a researcher in universities in the US and South Africa.

Table of Contents


  • Introduction to environmental responsibility - Martin Reynolds
  • Part I: Ethical and Cultural Traditions
    • Introduction to part one - Martin Reynolds, Chris Blackmore and Mark J. Smith
    • 1. Silent spring - Rachel Carson
    • 2. The land ethic - Aldo Leopold
    • 3. On values and obligations to the environment - Luke Martell
    • 4. Environmental ethics - Martin Reynolds
    • 5. The consequentialist side of environmental ethics - Daniel Holbrook
    • 6. Deontological environmental ethics - Robert Elliot
    • 7. The virtues of ecological citizenship - James Connelly
    • 8. Summary of part one - Martin Reynolds, Chris Blackmore and Mark J. Smith
  • Part II: Nature Matters
    • Introduction to part two - Martin Reynolds
    • 9. Toward an ecological conversation - Stephen Talbott
    • 10. Contemporary environmental ethics - Andrew Light
    • 11. The two-culture problem: ecological restoration and the integration of knowledge - Eric Higgs
    • 12. The framing paradox - Ronald Moore
    • 13. Systems thinking for environmental responsibility - Werner Ulrich
    • 14. Environmental pragmatism, ecocentrism and deliberative democracy - Robyn Eckersley
    • 15. Knowledge, justice and democracy - Shiv Visvanathan
    • Summary of part two - Martin Reynolds
  • Part III: Individual and collective responsibility
    • Introduction to part three - Chris Blackmore
    • 16. Autonomous yet responsible? - Geoffrey Vickers
    • 17. Individualization: plant a tree, buy a bike, save the world? - Michael Maniates
    • 18. Obligations to future generations - Martin P. Golding
    • 19. The tragedy of the commons - Garret Hardin
    • 20. The struggle to govern the commons - Thomas Dietz, Elinor Ostrom and Paul Stern
    • 21. The big debate: reform or revolution? - Jonathan Porritt and Claire Fauset
    • 22. Social Learning and environmental responsibility - Chris Blackmore
    • 23. Uncertainty, environmental policy and social learning - Robin Grove-White
    • Summary of part three - Chris Blackmore
  • Part IV: Ecological citizenship
    • Introduction to part four - Mark J. Smith
    • 24. Environmental justice in the United States and South Africa - Joan Martinez-Alier
    • 25. Ecological citizenship - Andrew Dobson
    • 26. Just sustainability in practice - Julian Agyeman
    • 27. Justice, governance and sustainability: some persepectives on environmental citizenship from North America and Europe - Julian Agyeman and Bob Evans
    • 28. The project of feminist ecological citizenship - Sherilyn MacGregor
    • 29. Shopping for sustainability: can sustainable consumption promote ecological citizenship? - Gill Seyfang
    • 30. Buddhist virtues and environmental responsibility in Thailand - Mark J. Smith and Piya Pangsapa
    • 31. Strategic thinking and the practices of ecological citizenship: bringing together the ties that bind and bond - Mark J. Smith and Piya Pangsapa
    • Summary of part four - Mark J. Smith
  • Epilogue - Martin Reynolds, Chris Blackmore and Mark J. Smith

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GOR003593197
The Environmental Responsibility Reader by Martin Reynolds
Martin Reynolds
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Zed Books Ltd
2009-03-12
368
1848133170
9781848133174
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