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Is child labour going into the end product? Is the work environment safe and the wages fair? Have the citizens of a city equal access to its amenities? This is just a small sample of the issues addressed by social responsibility, which aims to ensure that any social system is able to persistently achieve a good social well-being and equality among its citizens.
The Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) is an online library of around 10,000 items (book chapters, case studies and research papers) drawn from nearly 800 books, reports and journal issues, focused on sustainability and social responsibility.
SOL draws from a number of partner publishers including Greenleaf Publishing, Oxfam, EFMD, AMACOM, Practical Action Publishing, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Peter Lang and Access Press.
The SDG Academy creates and curates free massive open online courses and educational materials on sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals. Explore by goal, subject or lecturer and find video content from educators across the globe.
Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics by Paul G. Harris (Editor)This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of Global Environmental Politics. It brings together leading international academic experts and features 40 chapters that: Describe the history of global environmental politics as a discipline and explain the various theories and perspectives used by scholars and students to understand it. Examine the key actors and institutions in global environmental politics, explaining the role of states, international organizations, regimes, international law, foreign policy institutions, domestic politics, corporations and transnational actors. Address the ideas and themes shaping the practice and study of global environmental politics, including sustainability, consumption, expertise, uncertainty, security, diplomacy, North-South relations, globalisation, justice, ethics, participation and citizenship. Assess the key issues and policies within global environmental politics, including energy, climate change, ozone depletion, air pollution, acid rain, sustainable transport, persistent organic pollutants, hazardous wastes, water, rivers, wetlands, oceans, fisheries, marine mammals, biodiversity, migratory species, natural heritage, forests, desertification, food and agriculture. With an in-depth new preface by the Editor, this edition of the handbook is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, researchers and practitioners of environmental politics, environmental studies, environmental science, geography, international relations and political science.
Publication Date: 2015-11-16
Greening Environmental Policy by Frank Fischer (Editor); Michael H. Black (Editor); Fischer FrankBroadly committed to the goals and values of a green political perspective, the chapters in this book show the environmental crisis to be essentially a political-economic crisis. The pursuit of sustainability cannot proceed without significant changes in our economic enterprises, public institutions and personal lives. Reaching beyond the contradictions of sustainable development, the authors explore the kinds of political arrangements needed to throw open sustainability to wide-ranging debate, both national and international. They advance alternative environmental policymaking processes designed to forge a genuine political consensus around these questions, as well as institutional, cultural and behavioural strategies capable of translating it into effective policy solutions. Fundamental to these strategies, a progressive commitment to participatory democracy is seen to provide the surest footing for both the articulation and realization of a sustainable future.
Publication Date: 1995-07-15
Environmental Solutions by Franklin J. Agardy; Nelson Leonard NemerowIn our changing world, society demands more comprehensive and thoughtful solutions from environmental engineers, environmental consultants and scientists dealing with the degradation of our environment. Lead by Nelson Nemerow and Franklin Agardy, experts in business, academia, government and practice have been brought together in Environmental Solutions to provide guidance for these environmental professionals. The reader is presented with a variety of solutions to common and not so common environmental problems which lay the groundwork for environmental advocates to decide which solutions will work best for their particular circumstances. This book discusses chemical, biological, physical, forensic, medical, international, economic, political, industrial-collaborative solutions and solutions for rural and developing countries giving readers the freedom to evaluate a variety of options and make informed decisions. End of chapter questions and additional resources are included making this an invaluable teaching tool and ideal reference for those currently involved in improving and preserving our environment. Contributions by international experts in government, industry, and academia. Editors are recognized as the editors of Environmental Engineering, the best selling title published by John Wiley. The first action-oriented book for environmental engineers.
Publication Date: 2010-07-19
The Impact of the Economic Crisis on European Environmental Policy by Charlotte Burns (Editor); Paul Tobin (Editor); Sebastian Sewerin (Editor)The European Union (EU) has sought to establish itself as a global environmental leader but was hit by the combined effects of the economic and financial crisis from 2007-8 leading some to question whether the EU could continue to adopt ambitious environmental policy. This volume bringstogether leading environmental policy scholars to analyse the impacts of the crisis upon environmental policy in the EU and its member states. Authors analyse whether environmental policy has been dismantled, expanded or stayed the same. If policy has been dismantled, the kind of strategy adopted isanalysed (active, symbolic, arena-shifting, or dismantling by default), and at what levels change has occurred.The Index of Policy Activity (IPA) is applied systematically across the cases, which combine quantitative with qualitative analysis. Non-European cases are also included to provide a counterpoint for comparison. The book finds that whilst the EU has not actively dismantled environmental policy, itseconomic policies have had negative effects upon some Member States, prompting policy dismantling. Climate and energy policies have seen some policy expansion but there are examples, most notably the UK, where there has also been active policy dismantling. The main trend is one of stasis -environmental policy in Europe is judged to have plateaued calling into question Europe's much-vaunted environmental leadership. The book contributes to scholarship on environmental policy and public administration, combining empirical and methodological insights to give an up to date perspective onthe impact of crisis upon European environmental policy.
Publication Date: 2019-02-20
Perspectives on Environmental Problems by Pieter Glasbergen (Editor); Andrew Blowers (Editor)The three volumes of Environmental Policy in an International Context have been developed by the Dutch and UK Open Universities as part of the International Environmental Series. They accompany a workbook and six videos. The first volume takes a critical and analytical look at contemporary environmental issues built around the key questions - what are international and environmental problems; and why have they become important politically? These questions are examined from a variety of viewpoints - science, sociology, politics, law and economics. A multi-disciplinary approach is emphasised and it shows how both technical and scientific solutions need to be sought alongside
Publication Date: 1995-10-19
Environmental Policy and the Economy by F. J. Dietz (Editor); J. Van Der Straaten; F. Van Der PloegThis volume focuses on issues of vital interest in environmental policy making. Knowledge is needed about the impacts of economic processes on the environment and vice versa; people's preferences regarding the environmental quality (including the availability of (non)renewable natural resources) must be known; and knowledge concerning the effectiveness and efficiency of the available policy instruments is essential. These issues are dealt with in various contributions on environmental-economic modelling, valuation of the environment, the design of environmental policies and the economic consequences of environmental policy.