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Handboek voor milieubeheer - Bodembescherming [Monograph]
Haan, F.A.M. de \ Henkens, C.H. \ Zeilmaker, D.A. \ 1978-2005
soil pollution - soil conservation - environmental impact - soil - environmental policy - government policy - handbooks - land use - landfills - physical planning - waste disposal sites

De studenteneditie is speciaal bedoeld voor de Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen. Inhoudsopgave: A. Inleiding. B. Het bodemmilieu (IV-2). C. Gebruik van de bodem. D. Aantastingen van de bodem. E. Opslag van afvalstoffen; begraafplaatsen. F. Invloed van werken, transport en delfstofwinning (IV-6). G. Agrarische produktie. H. Grondwaterwinning. I. Instandhouding van flora en fauna. J. Bodembeheer (IV-10). K. Wettelijke regelingen. L. Bodemsanering.

Used in course: ENP-10806 Environmental Policy Instruments
Broccoli and desire : global connections and Maya struggles in postwar Guatemala [Monograph]
Fischer, E.F. \ Benson, P. \ 2006
farmers - agricultural development - broccoli - consumers - vegetables - economic development - living conditions - government policy - development projects - war - guatemala

Used in course: ENP-31806 Globalization and Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption
Communication power [Monograph]
Castells, M. \ 2009
communication - information technology - innovations - political power - power - mass media - internet - audiences - emotions - politics - campaigns - democracy - crises - global warming - companies - globalization - prevention - interest groups - contemporary society - china - russia - usa - world - computer networks - state - cognitive psychology - cognition - influences - relations between people and state - elections - political processes

We live in the midst of a revolution in communication technologies that affects the way in which people feel, think, and behave. The mass media (including web-based media), Manuel Castells argues, has become the space where political and business power strategies are played out; power now lies in the hands of those who understand or control communication. Over the last thirty years, Castells has emerged as one of the world's leading communications theorists. In this, his most far-reaching book for a decade, he explores the nature of power itself, in the new communications environment. His vision encompasses business, media, neuroscience, technology, and, above all, politics. His case histories include global media deregulation, the misinformation that surrounded the invasion of Iraq, environmental movements, the role of the internet in the Obama presidential campaign, and media control in Russia and China. In the new network society of instant messaging, social networking, and blogging--"mass self-communication"--politics is fundamentally media politics. This fact is behind a worldwide crisis of political legitimacy that challenges the meaning of democracy in much of the world. Deeply researched, far-reaching in scope, and incisively argued, this is a book for anyone who wants to understand the dynamics and character of the modern world. "How could Manuel Castells have predicted that now is the time of the perfect storm? I do not know. But I do know that his new book coincides with the largest downturn in global economies since the 1930s, with the most important American election since the 1960s, with a most radical transformation of world politics in many generations, and with the most profound reevaluation of the lives of modern citizens, from what they value to how they communicate. We have become used to Castells' careful scholarship and penetrating analyses but in this new book he cuts deeper into the heart of the matter. Sometimes he provides illuminating answers and where he cannot, he frames the questions that must be answered. This is a powerful and much needed book for a world in crisis."--Antonio Damasio "Manuel Castells unites the mind of a social scientist with the soul of an artist. His trilogy took us to the edge of the millennium. This book takes us beyond to the critical crossroads of the 21st century, where technology, communication, and power converge."--Rosalind Williams, Director, Program on Science, Technology and Society, MIT

Used in course: ENP-22803 Theories and Themes: Sociology
Conversations with Anthony Giddens : making sense of modernity [Monograph]
Giddens, A. \ Pierson, C. \ 1998
sociology - sociologists - modernization - philosophy - social sciences - politics - political science - interviews

Anthony Giddens has been described as 'the most important English social philosopher of our time'. Over twenty-five years, and even more books, he has established himself as the most widely-read and widely-cited social theorist of his generation. His ideas have profoundly influenced the writing and teaching of sociology and social theory throughout the English-speaking world. In recent years, his writing has become much more explicitly political, and in 1996 he took up his high-profile appointment as Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. It is in this new position and with these new political ideas that he has been described as the key intellectual figure of New Labour in Britain. Following the astonishing success of Labour in the 1997 General Election, his ideas have been the focus of intense interest. In this series of extended interviews with Chris Pierson, Giddens lays out with customary clarity and directness the principal themes in the development of his social theory and the distinctive political agenda which he recommends.

Used in course: ENP-22803 Theories and Themes: Sociology
Conversations with Ulrich Beck [Monograph]
Beck, U. \ Willms, J. \ 2004
sociology - groups - capitalism - society - risk - globalization - individuals - politics - philosophy - sociological schools - state - freedom

new book, Ulrich Beck and the journalist Johannes Willms engage in a series of accessible conversations that reveal and explore the key elements in Beck's thought. Ulrich Beck, one of the most important and influential contemporary social thinkers, reveals and expands his work in a series of conversations with journalist Johannes Willms. These conversations shed new light onto the major themes in Beck's work and provide an insight into some of the commitments and beliefs that they rest upon. Includes new thinking on the risk society and on globalisation, themes that have put him at the forefront of contemporary debates. Written in a clear and lucid way and thus ideal for anyone seeking to come to grips with Beck's work.

Used in course: ENP-22803 Theories and Themes: Sociology
Data collection and analysis [Monograph] - 2nd ed
Sapsford, R. \ Jupp, V. \ 2006
data collection - data analysis - statistics - sociology - research - sampling - surveys - textbooks

This textbook illustrates a wide range of techniques and approaches used in social research projects. Comprehensive in scope, and accessibly written, it covers both quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection and aanalysis in social research, considering both the structure and logic of research projects, and the ethics and politics of research.

Used in course: ENP-24305 Social Scientific Analysis of Environmental Issues
Designing a research project [Monograph] - 2nd ed. / [rev. and ed. by M.J. Mellion]
Verschuren, Piet \ Doorewaard, Hans \ Poper, R. \ Mellion, M.J. \ 2010
research projects - scientific research - organization of research - research - design

The prime purpose of this book is teaching graduate students and doctoral candidates to develop an effective research design. A second, derived objective is to assist them in designing their own qualification research. In this book, insights, guiding principles and methodologies are presented for developing a research design. No particular knowledge for studying this book is required. On the basis of many examples, the reader is gradually introduced into the creative process of designing. At the conclusion of each chapter, a step-by-step plan of action is presented, which should be followed when designing a research project. Now in its second edition, this book includes several important adjustments, moderations and additional sections. The authors extended the presentation of the intervention, and the elaboration of the set of practice-oriented research types which are based upon the distinct phases of the intervention cycle. In addition, the technique of unraveling key concepts is further specified. Numerous examples have been updated and even more examples have been added in order to present the reader with a wide variety of examples from many different social sciences. An extended series of assignments has been included in the book, offering the reader multiple opportunities to test their knowledge and to practice their skills in designing a research project. The Appendix covers a thorough discussion concerning designing conceptual (causal) models.

Used in course: MST-31306 Advanced Business Strategy/Case Studies Management; ENP-39806 Marine Governance
Fair trade and social justice : global ethnographies [Monograph]
Lyon, S. \ Moberg, M. \ cop. 2010
international trade - market competition - world markets - justice - fair trade

By 2008, total Fair Trade purchases in the developed world reached nearly billion, a five-fold increase in four years. Consumers pay a “fair price” for Fair Trade items, which are meant to generate greater earnings for family farmers, cover the costs of production, and support socially just and environmentally sound practices. Yet constrained by existing markets and the entities that dominate them, Fair Trade often delivers material improvements for producers that are much more modest than the profound social transformations the movement claims to support. There has been scant real-world assessment of Fair Trade’s effectiveness. Drawing upon fine-grained anthropological studies of a variety of regions and commodity systems including Darjeeling tea, coffee, crafts, and cut flowers, the chapters in Fair Trade and Social Justice represent the first works to use ethnographic case studies to assess whether the Fair Trade Movement is actually achieving its goals.

Used in course: ENP-31806 Globalization and Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption
Flammable : environmental suffering in an Argentine shantytown [Monograph]
Auyero, J. \ Swistun, D.A. \ 2009
poverty - urban areas - pollution - wastes - health hazards - urban population - low income groups - argentina - towns - industrial wastes

This book examines the lived experiences of environmental suffering. Despite clear evidence to the contrary, residents allow themselves to doubt or even deny the hard facts of industrial pollution. This happens, the authors argue, through a "labor of confusion" enabled by state officials who frequently raise the issue of relocation and just as frequently suspend it; by the companies who fund local health care but assert that the area is unfit for human residence; by doctors who say the illnesses are no different from anywhere else but tell mothers they must leave the neighborhood if their families are to be cured; by journalists who randomly appear and focus on the most extreme aspects of life there; and by lawyers who encourage residents to hold out for a settlement. These contradictory actions, advice, and information work together to shape the confused experience of living in danger and ultimately translates into a long, ineffective, and uncertain waiting time, a time dictated by powerful interests and shared by all marginalized groups.

Used in course: ENP-31806 Globalization and Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption
Food, globalization and sustainability [Monograph]
Oosterveer, P. \ Sonnenfeld, D.A. \ 2012
food supply - food industry - trade - sustainable agriculture - globalization - sustainability - climatic change - environmental policy

Food is increasingly traded internationally, thereby transforming the organization of food production and consumption globally and influencing most food-related practices. This transition is generating unfamiliar challenges related to sustainability of food provision, the social impacts of international trade and global food governance. Distance in time and space between food producers and consumers is increasing and new concerns are arising. These include the environmental impact of food production and trade, animal welfare, the health and safety of food and the social and economic impact of international food trade. This book provides an overview of the principal conceptual frameworks that have been developed for understanding these changes. It shows how conventional regulation of food provision through sovereign national governments is becoming elusive, as the distinctions between domestic and international, and between public and private spheres, disappear. At the same time multi-national companies and supranational institutions put serious limits to governmental interventions. In this context, other social actors including food retailers and NGOs are shown to take up innovative roles in governing food provision, but their contribution to agro-food sustainability is under continuous scrutiny. The authors apply these themes in several detailed case studies, including organic, fair trade, local food and fish. On the basis of these cases, future developments are explored, with a focus on the respective roles of agricultural producers, retailers and consumers.

Used in course: ENP-31806 Globalization and Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption
Global governance of food production and consumption : issues and challenges [Monograph]
Oosterveer, P. \ 2007
environmental policy - food production - food consumption - globalization - government - genetic engineering - risk - labelling - environment - food safety - governance - risk management

The provision of food is undergoing radical transformations throughout the global community. Peter Oosterveer argues that, as a consequence, conventional national governmental regulations can no longer adequately respond to existing and emerging food risks and to environmental concerns. This book examines these challenges. Translating recent innovative thinking in the social sciences - as seen in the work of Manuel Castells and John Urry amongst others - to the world of food, this book reviews the challenges facing global food governance and the innovative regulatory arrangements that are being introduced by different governments, NGOs and private companies. The analysis includes case-studies on the European BSE crisis, GM-food regulation, salmon and shrimp farming and food labelling. The author highlights how contemporary governance arrangements also have to acknowledge increasing consumer demand for food produced with care for the environment, animal welfare and social justice. Developing and implementing adequate global food governance arrangements therefore demands the active involvement of private firms, consumers, and civil society organisations with national governments.

Used in course: ENP-31806 Globalization and Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption
Governing environmental flows : global challenges to social theory [Monograph]
Spaargaren, G. \ Mol, A.P.J. \ 2006
environmental policy - sociology - contemporary society - government policy - globalization - biodiversity - nature conservation

Globalization and the changing role of the nation-state call for new approaches to environmental governance and new ways to conceptualize it. Recent developments in sociology--seen in the work of John Urry, Manuel Castells, and others--show how social theory can be made less static, more fluid, and more directed toward flow and networks in order to encompass today's reality. Governing Environmental Flows explores what such a reformulation means for the environmental social sciences. Taking the term environmental flows--in both its traditional scientific sense and in a newer social dimension--as its key unit of analysis, the book focuses on the interrelationships of globalization, the environment, and the state. The consensus of the contributors is that the conventional nation-state-based approach to environmental policy is in need of revision; the goal of the book is to lay the foundations for a set of concepts capable of analyzing environmental governance in global modernity.The first part of the book takes a theoretical perspective on how to interpret and conceptualize problems of governance and material flows. Case studies follow, examining biodiversity policies, transnational governance of climate-change-related water risks, globalized food production and consumption, "green" urban office buildings owned by global corporations, and transport flows in everyday life. Using the flow and network conceptual framework, these case studies illuminate the new dynamics of environmental policymaking in the twenty-first century.

Used in course: ENP-31806 Globalization and Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption
Governing sustainability [Monograph]Companion website
Adger, W.N. \ Jordan, A. \ 2009
sustainability - government policy - environmental policy - textbooks - sustainable development

The crisis of unsustainability is, above all else, a crisis of governance. The transition to a more sustainable world will inevitably require radical changes in the actions of all governments, and it will call for significant changes to the lifestyles of individuals everywhere. Bringing together some of the world’s most highly regarded experts on governance and sustainable development, this book examines these necessary processes and consequences across a range of sectors, regions and other important areas of concern. It reveals that the governance of sustainable development is politically contested, and that it will continue to test existing governance systems to their limits. As both a state-of-the-art review of current thinking and an assessment of existing policy practices, it will be of great interest to all those who are preparing themselves - or their organisations - for the sustainability transition.

Used in course: ENP-81603 BSc Thesis Environmental Policy and Economics Part 1
Interaction ritual chains [Monograph]
Collins, R. \ 2004
sociology - sex - smoking - stratification - social structure - group behaviour - membership - group interaction - sexual behaviour - social interaction - emotions - rituals

Sex, smoking, and social stratification are three very different social phenomena. And yet, argues sociologist Randall Collins, they and much else in our social lives are driven by a common force: interaction rituals. Interaction Ritual Chains attempts to develop a "radical microsociology." It proposes that successful rituals create symbols of group membership and pump up individuals with emotional energy, while failed rituals drain emotional energy. Each person flows from situation to situation, drawn to those interactions where their cultural capital gives them the best emotional energy payoff. Thinking, too, can be explained by the internalization of conversations within the flow of situations; individual selves are thoroughly and continually social, constructed from the outside in. The first half of Interaction Ritual Chains is based on the classic analyses of Durkheim, Mead, and Goffman and draws on micro-sociological research on conversation, bodily rhythms, emotions, and intellectual creativity. The second half discusses how such activities as sex, smoking, and social stratification are shaped by interaction ritual chains. For example, the book addresses the emotional and symbolic nature of sexual exchanges of all sorts--from hand-holding to masturbation to sexual relationships with prostitutes--while describing the interaction rituals they involve.

Used in course: ENP-22803 Theories and Themes: Sociology
Key contemporary social theorists [Monograph]
Elliott, A. \ Ray, L. \ 2003
sociology - sociologists - sociological schools - social sciences - social scientists - society - philosophy - theory - scientists - social issues

Key Contemporary Social Theorists is a comprehensive introduction to the most significant figures in social, cultural, political and philosophical thought in the twentieth century. Over forty leading theorists from around the world are profiled in short essays that cover the thinkers' lives, ideas, and major criticisms. The contributors, themselves distinguished authors and leading academic scholars, cover individuals who have developed key schools of though in social theory: Benjamin, Elias, Goffman, Lacan, Said, Jameson, Heidegger, Giddens, Bauman, Williams, and many others. Readers will find this to be an authoritative guide and invaluable reference for understanding the roots and trends of development in modern social thought.

Used in course: ENP-22803 Theories and Themes: Sociology
Key sociological thinkers [Monograph] - 2nd ed
Stones, R. \ 2008
sociology - sociologists - sociological schools - social scientists - society - philosophy - theory - scientists - social issues

The new edition of this popular text offers an accessible introduction to 23 of the key theorists of Sociology. Four new chapters consider the work of Theodor Adorno, Michael Mann, Dorothy Smith and Zygmunt Bauman, alongside updated material throughout other chapters. Informative contents pages provide a unique reference tool, whilst the innovative 'Seeing Things Differently' sections demonstrate how theory can illuminate aspects of contemporary social life. With updated 'Legacies' and 'Further Reading' sections, and extended glossary boxes, this book is an indispensable tool for all students seeking to broaden their understanding of social theory.

Used in course: ENP-22803 Theories and Themes: Sociology
Milieubeleid : analyse en perspectief [Monograph]
Driessen, P. \ Leroy, P. \ 2007
environmental policy - environmental legislation - netherlands - regional planning - nature conservation policy

Dit boek is in feite de vierde editie van de uitgave "Milieubeleid, theorie en praktijk" (Glasbergen, 1989). Opgevolgd door "Milieubeleid, een beleidswetenschappelijke inleiding (1994). Met daarna "Milieu, samenleving en beleid" (Glasbergen, Driessen, 2000). Het doel van het boek is in die tijd hetzelfde gebleven. Het poogt een inleiding te geven in de theorie en praktijk van het Nederlandse beleid en deels ook internationaal beleid over milieuvraagstukken. Het begrip milieubeleid wordt breed opgevat, het betreft daarom ook: waterbeleid, natuurbeleid, landschapsbeleid. Het gaat tevens om de relaties tussen milieubeleid met economie, infrastructuur, landbouw, woningbouw etc. Het recente debat gaat immmers over het omgevingsbeleid: het geheel van beleidsvelden die de kwaliteit van de leefomgeving als object hebben. Dit handboek bevat afzonderlijke bijdragen van vele wetenschappers, zoals "Institutionalisering van het Nederlandse milieubeleid" (Van Tatenhoven, Goverde); "Milieubeleid als interactievraagstuk" (Driessen, Goverde, Leroy); "Mondiaal milieubeleid" (Arts); "Een ruimtelijk perspectief" (Driessen); "Een gedrags- en communicatieperspectief" (Van Woerkum, Renes)

Used in course: ENP-81603 BSc Thesis Environmental Policy and Economics Part 1; ENP-10806 Environmental Policy Instruments
Naming food after places : food relocalization and knowledge dynamics in rural development [Monograph]
Fonte, M. \ Papadopoulos, A.G. \ cop. 2010
rural development - foods - ecology - knowledge - indigenous knowledge - food supply

Bringing together a range of case studies from Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Greece, this book compares and contrasts different models of food re-localization.

Used in course: ENP-31806 Globalization and Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption
Policy paradox: the art of political decision making [Monograph] - 3rd ed
Stone, D. \ cop. 2012
government policy - government - policy - decision making - decision analysis - politics - economic aspects

Policy Paradox develops a powerful and original theory that makes sense of politics in the real world. Unlike most texts, which treat policy analysis and policy making as distinct from one another, this books shows that the very categories behind policy analysis, such as equity, efficiency and liberty, are themselves paradoxical and must be resolved through political struggle. Stone demonstrates that the major methods of policy reform, incentives, rules, persuasion, are complex social processes rather than mere tools of policy makers. Above all, she shows how values enter into policy design and implementation.

Used in course: ENP-52306 Policy Analysis
Politics and the environment : from theory to practice [Monograph] - 2nd ed
Connelly, J. \ Smith, G. \ 2003
environmental policy - environment - ethics

Politics and the Environment has established itself as the most comprehensive textbook in this area. This new edition has been completely revised and updated while retaining the features and theory-to-practice focus which made the first edition so successful. The book is designed to introduce students to the key concepts and issues vital to the understanding of environmental problems and their political solutions. The authors investigate the people, movements and organizations involved in the shaping of environmental policy and the barriers hindering the development and introduction of successful solutions to environmental problems. This new edition has been expanded to include: - a reorganized structure divided into three thematic sections - a wide range of case studies from around the world at the end of each chapter - more boxed examples and concepts - further detail on ecological modernization - an extended further reading list including useful websites.

Used in course: ENR-20306 Environmental Economics and Policy; ENP-34306 Environmental Policy: Analysis and Evaluation
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