Record nummer 1687148
Titel artikel Ecological modernization of industrial ecosystems
Auteur(s) Koppen, K. van ; Mol, A.P.J.
Titel Water recycling and resource recovery in industry : analysis, technologies and implementation
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ed. by Piet Lens ... [et al.]
Auteur(s) Lens, P.
Uitgever London : IWA
Titel van reeks Integrated environmental technology series
Deel(Jaar)Nummer (2002)
Paginering 132 - 158
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Trefwoorden (cab) kwaliteit voor industriƫle verwerking / industriƫle methoden / ecologie / aardstroom / modernisering
Rubrieken Milieubeheer (algemeen)
Publicatie type Hoofdstuk uit boek
Taal Engels
Toelichting (Engels) Increasingly, industrial ecology incorporates longer standing academic traditions such as those in life cycle analysis and design, environmental management systems, cleaner production and eco-efficiency. By that industrial ecology becomes for some a common denominator of the wide area of studies that focus on the interrelationship between industrial production (increasingly extended to consumption) and the natural environment. For others, however, the idea and concept of industrial ecology shows especially its usefulness in more restricted studies on (eco)industrial estates. As Jackson and Clift (1998) rightly state in their own words: "(I)ndustrial ecology requires what sociologists would call a 'theory of agency'. That is, it needs to have some idea who the actors in the industrial ecology are, and what motivates their actions. Indeed, the whole success of the industrial ecology metaphor depends crucially on its assumptions about agency." In line with this observation, we aim in this contribution to extend the more technological/material flow dimensions of industrial ecology with an actor and institutional perspective. Such a perspective or theory provides us the tools to analyse which actors and institutions (can) play a vital role in putting the concept of industrial ecology to work.In this contribution,we will develop a more actor and institutional perspective on industrial ecology by starting from an ecological modernization perspective, and operationalising this social theory via network models of interdependent actors. The proof of the pudding of such a perspective is of course in the eating: what does such a perspective offers us in analysing concrete situations of greening clusters of industries? We will use our actor and institutional perspective to analyse the roles of various actors in different stages and configurations of eco-industrial parks and draw some conclusions on the future agenda of both industrial park environmental management and industrial ecology studies
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