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Social Environmental Research in the European Union

Research Networks and New Agendas Michael R. Redclift, Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy, King’s College, University of London, UK, Elizabeth Shove, Director, Centre for Science Studies, University of Lancaster, UK, Barend van der Meulen, Rathenau Instituut, the Netherlands and Sujatha Raman, School of Politics, University of Nottingham, UK With the assistance of Alfredo Cadenas, Pablo del Rio, Liana Giorgi, Heide Hackmann and Pirkko Kasanen
This book explores the making of international social science, and the parts which academics, policymakers and research managers play in creating European social environmental research. The authors present and analyse a complex picture of overlapping institutional interests within six countries of the EU – The Netherlands, UK, Spain, Greece, Finland and Austria – and develop new models with which to capture the transnational interaction of researchers and funding agencies.

The contributors consider the practical and intellectual challenges facing European research managers charged with the task of building a community of social researchers willing to engage with a policy-relevant environmental agenda. The book analyses the shape and character of European social science and the values and commitments of research activity on the environment.
Extent: 160 pp
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Publication Date: 2000
ISBN: 978 1 84064 211 7
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  • Environment
  • Environmental Geography
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Comparative Social Policy
This book explores the making of international social science, and the parts which academics, policymakers and research managers play in creating European social environmental research. The authors present and analyse a complex picture of overlapping institutional interests within six countries of the EU – The Netherlands, UK, Spain, Greece, Finland and Austria – and develop new models with which to capture the transnational interaction of researchers and funding agencies.

The contributors consider the practical and intellectual challenges facing European research managers charged with the task of building a community of social researchers willing to engage with a policy-relevant environmental agenda. The book analyses the shape and character of European social science and the values and commitments of research activity on the environment.

This book will be of special interest to those involved in social environmental research, environmental policy, European studies and research management whether at the practical and policy level or in academia.
With contributions from: A. Cadenas, L. Giorgi, H. Hackmann, P. Kasanen, S. Raman, M. Redclift, P. del Rio, E. Shove, B. van der Meulen
Contents: 1. Researching European Social Environmental Research 2. Social Environmental Research at the National Level 3. New Researchers, New Institutions 4. The Evolution of Ideas 5. The European Dynamics of Social Environmental Research 6. New Agendas, New Dynamics: Charting the Development of Social Environmental Research References Index