The Role of Non-State Actors in the Green Transition: Building a Sustainable Future

1st Edition

Jens Hoff, Quentin Gausset, Simon Lex

Published September 25, 2019
Reference - 276 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367235598 - CAT# 304569
Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

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This book argues that there is no way to make progress in building a sustainable future without extensive participation of non-state actors.

The volume explores the contribution of non-state actors to a sustainable transition, starting with citizens and communities of different kinds and ending with cities and city-networks. The authors analyse social, cultural, political and economic drivers and barriers for this transition, from individual behaviour to structural restraints, and investigate interplay between the two. Through a series of wide-ranging case studies from the UK, Australia, Germany, Italy and Denmark, and a number of comparative case studies, the volume provides an empirically and theoretically robust argument that highlights the need to develop, widen and scale up collective action and community-based engagement if the transition to sustainability is to be successful.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, sustainability and environmental policy.

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