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This timely volume discusses the debates concerning sustainable consumption and the environment. Sustainable consumption stands as a wide objective that attracts a growing attention within sustainable development policy circles and academic research. The contributors examine a range of interesting and relevant case studies including: household energy consumption, sustainable welfare, Fair Trade, Oxfam Worldshops, cotton farming and consumer organizations. Sustainable Consumption takes an interdisciplinary approach and is well-balanced, presenting theoretical debates as well as empirical evidence in order to: * characterize the basic problems and determiners of an evolution towards, and the obstacles to, more sustainable consumption patterns * produce knowledge on the profile of consumers sensitive, and not sensitive, to these issues * explore realistic modes of interaction and innovation for changes in which consumers are involved. This text will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, environment studies and sociology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415414920
ISBN-10: 041541492X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Edwin Zaccai

Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Books By Author Edwin Zaccai