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Social theory and the global environment

Published on Jan 1, 1994in Economic Geography 6.86
· DOI :10.4324/9780203427903
Michael Redclift26
Estimated H-index: 26
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Ted Benton12
Estimated H-index: 12
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This book marks a watershed in the social sciences. The qualitative, critical perspective of sociology and allied disciplines challenges the technocentric 'managerialism' which dominates environmental policy, its discourse and its impact. The authors explore the relationship between social theory and sustainability in an attempt to transend technical rhetoric and embrace a broader understanding of 'nature'.
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Estimated H-index: 3
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Estimated H-index: 19
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Estimated H-index: 14
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Estimated H-index: 5
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Estimated H-index: 20
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Estimated H-index: 6
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Estimated H-index: 4
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 28
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Estimated H-index: 49
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