Sustainable Consumption, Ecology and Fair Trade

1st Edition

Edwin Zaccaï

Published June 10, 2008
Reference - 282 Pages
ISBN 9780415479752 - CAT# RU55528
Series: Environmental Politics

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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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