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Research Handbook on Environmental Sociology

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Research Handbook on Environmental Sociology

9781800370449 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Axel Franzen and Sebastian Mader, Institute of Sociology, University of Bern, Switzerland
Publication Date: November 2021 ISBN: 978 1 80037 044 9 Extent: c 416 pp
This Research Handbook presents the state of the art of empirical sociological research on the causes of, and solutions to, pressing environmental problems. It provides cutting edge insights into some of the most urgent challenges facing humanity, including anthropogenic climate change and environmental pollution. The contributors argue that profound collective efforts to protect the environment are vital for sustainable development and offer practical solutions to specific contemporary issues.

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This Research Handbook presents the state of the art of empirical sociological research on the causes of, and solutions to, pressing environmental problems. It provides cutting edge insights into some of the most urgent challenges facing humanity, including anthropogenic climate change and environmental pollution. The contributors argue that profound collective efforts to protect the environment are vital for sustainable development and offer practical solutions to specific contemporary issues.

Wide ranging and insightful, this Research Handbook encompasses the causes and consequences of environmental deterioration, the measurement, development and precedents of environmental concern, the determinants of pro-environmental behavior, and the acceptance of environmental policies. Key topics include the development of global CO2 emissions, prices, income and energy demand, climate change knowledge, meta-knowledge and beliefs, the collective risk social dilemma and support for city road tolls.

Scholars and students in the environmental social sciences will find this innovative Research Handbook invaluable. Critical case studies also provide important insights and recommendations for environmental decision makers.
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‘Climate change is humankind’s ultimate challenge. It is our behaviour that is causing the climate disaster, because our ancestors were selected to turn resources maximally into offspring. Our evolved heritage are ruthless harvesting strategies that need to be changed to pro-social, pro-environmental attitudes. Sociology provides the core requirements for solving this problem. Here we learn the most recent results of cutting-edge research on causes, consequences and solutions. This book may help us to survive the challenge.’
– Manfred Milinski, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany

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Contributors include: H. Best, P. Bigler, A.-B. Blankenberg, A. Diekmann, S. Drews, M. Farsi, A. Franzen, J. Gottschalk, H. Huntington, J. Kenny, B. Liddle, U. Liebe, C. Lübke, S. Mader, T. Milfont, M. Milinski, L. Ott, P. Preisendörfer, D. Radulescu, T. Rüttenauer, I. Stadelmann, P. Thalmann, F. Thiel, K. Van den Broek, S. Weber

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