Power and politics in sustainable consumption research and practice

Isenhour, Cindy, Martiskainen, Mari and Middlemiss, Lucie, eds. (2019) Power and politics in sustainable consumption research and practice. Routledge-SCORAI Studies in Sustainable Consumption . Routledge. ISBN 9781138056206

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Abstract

With growing awareness of environmental deterioration, atmospheric pollution and resource depletion, the last several decades have brought increased attention and scrutiny to global consumption levels. However, there are significant and well documented limitations associated with current efforts to encourage more sustainable consumption patterns, ranging from informational and time constraints to the highly individualizing effect of market-based participation.

This volume, featuring essays solicited from experts engaged in sustainable consumption research from around the world, presents empirical and theoretical illustrations of the various means through which politics and power influence (un)sustainable consumption practices, policies and perspectives. With chapters on compelling topics including collective action, behaviour-change and the transition movement, the authors discuss why current efforts have largely failed to meet environmental targets and explore promising directions for research, policy and practice.

Featuring contributions that will help the reader open up politics and power in ways that are accessible and productive and bridge the gaps with current approaches to sustainable consumption, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable consumption and the politics of sustainability.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: sustainable consumption, politics, power
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Research Centres and Groups: The Sussex Energy Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mari Martiskainen
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 17:22
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2019 09:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81166
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