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Living within limits: natural resource management for sustainable development, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Prof Jon Lovett
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

The Resource Use Problem

Overarching reading

Arrow, K., Bolin, B., Costanza, R., Dasgupta, P., Folke, C., Holling, C.S., Jansson, B-O., Levin, S., Mäler, K-G., Perrings, C. and Pimentel, D. (1996) Economic growth, carrying capacity and the environment, Science., 268, 520-521.

Ayres, R.U. (1996) Limits to growth paradigm, Ecological economics. 19(2), 117-134.

Bishop, J. et al (2010) The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity. Report for Business - Executive Summary 2010. The global economic benefit of biological diversity, the costs of the loss of biodiversity and the failure to take protective measures versus the costs of effective conservation. Available online:

Cohen D. (2007) Earth audit, New scientist., 26 May 2007, 34-41.   

Costanza, R., Leemans, R., Boumans, R. and Gaddis, E. (2007) Integrated global models, in Steffen, W. (ed.) Sustainability or collapse? : an integrated history and future of people on earth, Cambridge: MIT Press, 417-446.

Diamond J. (2005) Guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies, London: Norton.

Diamond J. (2005) Collapse: how societies choose to fail or survive, London: Allen Lane/Penguin.

The economist. 16.6.12 The global environment: boundary conditions, 83-84. Planet-wide environmental boundaries and the implications of over-stepping them.

Foley, J. (2010) Special report: sustainability: Living on a new Earth, Scientific American., April 2010, 37-44.

Heinberg, R. (2011) The end of growth : adapting to our new economic reality, Gabriola, B.C.: New Society Publishers.

Jackson, T. (2009) Prosperity without growth : economics for a finite planet, Earthscan: London.

Jones G. (2004) People and environment : a global approach, New York: Prentice Hall.

Kates R. (1995) Labnotes from the Jeremiah Experiment: Hope for a Sustainable Transition, Annals of the Association of American Geographers.. 85(4), 623-640. [summarizes Malthus' position]

King, C.W. and Hall, A.S. (2011) Relating financial and energy return on investment, Sustainability, 3, 1810-1832; doi:10.3390/su3101810

Malthus, T. 1987 (1798 original). "Essay on the Principle of Population." In: Menard, S. W. and E.W. Moen. Perspectives on Population. Available online:

Mason C. (2006) A short history of the future : surviving the 2030 Spike, London: Earthscan.

Mather A.S. and Chapman K. (1995) Environmental resources, Harlow: Longman.

Meadows D. et al (1972) The Limits to Growth, Earth Island Books, London.

Meadows D. et al (2005) The limits to growth : the 30-year update, London: Earthscan.

Mikesell R.F. (1995) The limits to growth, Resources policy. 21, 127-131.

Raymond, L. (2004) Economic growth as environmental policy? Reconsidering the environmental Kuznets curve, Journal of public policy. 24(3), 327-348.

Ridley, M. (2010) The rational optimist : how prosperity evolves, New York: Harper/Fourth Estate.

Rockström, J. et al (2009) Planetary boundaries: exploring the safe operating space for humanity , Ecology and society [electronic resource]. 14(2)

Sachs, J. (2008) The spectre of Malthus returns, Scientific American., Sept 2008, p.20.

Schlosberg, D. and Rinfret, S. (2008) Ecological modernization, American style, Environmental politics. 17 254–75.

Stokey, N.L. (1998) Are there limits to growth? International Economic Review. 39, 1-31.

Turner, G. (2008) A comparison of the limits to growth with thirty years of reality, Socio-Economics and the Environment in Discussion (SEED) Working Paper Series, CSIRO Working Paper Series 2008-09. ISSN: 1834-5638

UNEP (2005) One planet, many people : atlas of our changing environment, Nairobi: UNEP. Reference only

Wackernagel. M. and Rees, W.E. (1996) Our ecological footprint : reducing human impact on the earth, Gabriola Island B.C.: New Society Publishers.

Weizsäcker, E. U. v., Lovins, A. B., Lovins, L. H. (1997) Factor four : doubling wealth - halving resource use : the new report to the Club of Rome, London: Earthscan.


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Semester One

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Week 1: Lecture 1 Natural Resources

Austin, S. (2016) The downside of low oil prices, (Accessed 11 Sept 2016)

Barbier E.B. (2005) Natural resources and economic development, Cambridge: CUP.

Homer-Dixon, T. (2006) The upside of down : catastrophe, creativity and the renewal of civilisation, London: Souvenir Press.

Planet under pressure policy briefs 2012 - Available online:   

Thomas, V. et al (2000) The quality of growth, New York: OUP.

Weaver, K.F. (1981) Our energy predicament, National Geographic Special Report on Energy February 1981, 2-23.

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Week 2: Lecture 2 – Uneven resource geography

Key reading: Blaut, James (1999) “Environmentalism and Eurocentrism”, Geographical Review. 89(3): 391-408

Diamond, Jared (2003) “Guns, Germs, and Steel in 2003”, Antipode. 35(4): 829-831

Jarosz, Lucy (2003) “A Human Geographer's Response to Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Case of Agrarian Development and Change in Madagascar”, Antipode. 35(4): 823–828

Sheppard, Eric (2011) “Geography, Nature, and the Question of Development”, Dialogues in Human Geography 1(1): 46-75

Sluyter, Andrew (2003) “Neo-Environmental Determinism, Intellectual Damage Control, and Nature/Society Science”, Antipode. 35(4): 813-817

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Week 3: Lecture 3 – Are we running out? (Part 1)

Key reading: Dryzek, John (2005) “ The Politics of the Earth ”, Oxford: Oxford University Press (chapter 2)

Hardin, Garrett (1968) “The Tragedy of the Commons”, Science. (December): 1243-1248

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Week 4: Lecture 4 – A we running out? (Part 2)

Key reading: Dryzek, John (2005) “ The Politics of the Earth ”, Oxford: Oxford University Press (chapter 3)

Jacques, Peter (2008) “Ecology, Distribution, and Identity in the World Politics of Environmental Skepticism”, Capitalism nature socialism 19(3): 8-28

Lomborg, Bjorn (2001) “ The skeptical environmentalist : measuring the real state of the world ”, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Raymond, Leigh (2004) “Economic Growth as Environmental Policy? Reconsidering the Environmental Kuznets Curve”, Journal of public policy. 24(3): 327-348

Van den Bergh, Jeroen C.J.M. (2010) ‘An Assessment of Lomborg's The Skeptical Environmentalist and the Ensuing Debate', Journal of integrative environmental sciences 7(1): 23-52

Various review on Lomborg published in Environmental Politics

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Week 4: Seminar 1 – Future generations

Ball, Terence (2001) "New Ethics for Old? Or How (Not) to Think about Future Generations", Political theory and the environment : a reassessment: 89-110

Johnson, Lawrence E. (2003) "Future Generations and Contemporary Ethics", Environmental values. 12: 471-487

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Week 5: Lecture 5 – Sustainable Development and Ecological Modernisation

Key reading: Dryzek, John (2005) “ The Politics of the Earth ”, Oxford: Oxford University Press (chapters 7 and 8)

Baker, Susan (2007) “Sustainable Development as Symbolic Commitment: Declaratory Politics and the Seductive Appeal of Ecological Modernisation in the European Union”, Environmental politics. 16(2): 300-320

Carter, Neil (2007) “ The Politics of the Environment: Ideas, Activism, Policy ”, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (chapter 8)

Langhelle, Oluf (2000) “Why Ecological Modernization and Sustainable Development Should Not Be Conflated”, Journal of environmental policy and planning. 2: 303-322

Lundqvist, Lennart J. (2000) “Capacity-Building or Social Construction? Explaining Sweden's Shift towards Ecological Modernisation”, Geoforum. 31: 21-32

Seippel, Ornulf (2000) “Ecological Modernization as a Theoretical Device: Strength and Weaknesses”, Journal of environmental policy and planning. 2: 287-302

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Week 7: Lecture 6 – Green Political Thought

Key reading: Carter, Neil (2007) " The Politics of the Environment: Ideas, Activism, Policy ", Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (chapter 3)

Alexander, Samuel (2012) "Planned Economic Contraction: the Emerging Case for Degrowth", Environmental politics. 21(3): 349-368

Blühdorn, Ingolfur & Welsh, Ian (2007) "Eco-politics beyond the Paradigm of Sustainability: a Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda", Environmental politics. 16(2): 185-205

Bonaiuti, Mauro (2012) "Degrowth: Tools for a Complex Analysis of the Multidimensional Crisis", Capitalism nature socialism 23(1): 30-50

Dobson, Andrew (2007) " Green Political Thought ", London: Routledge (chapters 3 and 5)

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Week 8: Lecture 7 – Sustainable Development

Anderson, D. A (2010) Environmental economics and natural resource management. Routledge. [This is an accessible and engaging entry level text on the subject].

Bergstrom, J.C. Randall, A. (2010) Resource Economics. An economic approach to natural resource and environmental Policy. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham. [A detailed treatment with fairly liberal use of mathematics to underpin discussion].

Pearce, D., Markandya, A., and Barbier, E. (1994) Blueprint for a green economy. London: Earthscan. [A very accessible introduction to green economics. First in ‘Blueprint’ series of six books on various aspects of the subject].

Pearce, D. W. (1976) Environmental Economics. NY: Longman. [An introduction to the field from arguably the UK’s most prominent environmental economist. A reasonably short text, with only a little maths].

Perman, R., Ma, Y., Common, M., Maddison, D. and McGilvray, J. (2011 ) Natural resource and environmental economics. 4 th Edition, Adison Wesley. Available as an e-book. [An in depth tome on the subject aimed at final year and postgraduate students in resource economics. Less suited as an entry level text, and does not shy away from mathematics, but is comprehensive in coverage]

Roberts, J. (2011) Environmental Policy. London: Routledge. Available as an e-book. [Wide ranging and accessible introduction to environmental policy formation – relatively superficial treatment but useful big picture presentation with supporting further reading].

Rees, J. (1990) Natural Resources: Allocation, Economics and Policy. London: Routledge. Second edition.[Strong focus on resources, especially non-renewables (energy and minerals), rather than wider sustainability concept, which the book pre-dates. Discursive – no maths].

Sterner, T. (2003) Policy instruments for environment and natural resource management ISBN: 9781617260971 (hbk. : alk. paper); 1617260975 (hbk. : alk. paper); 9781617260988 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1617260983 (pbk. : alk. paper). Resources for the Future, Washington. [This higher level text focuses on tackling problems, with whole chapters devoted to specific policy instruments. However, later chapters provide overview of resource specific case]

Tietenberg, T. and Lewis., L. (2009) Environmental and natural resource economics. Pearson International, 8 th edition. Available as an e-book [Comprehensive introduction to the topic – yet still accessible. Maths presented in chapter supplements]

Turner, R.K., Pearce, D., and Bateman, I. (1994) Environmental Economics: An elementary Introduction. London: Harvester Wheatsheaf. [Does what it says on the tin – accessible introduction to green economics].

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Week 9: Lecture 8 Economic allocation – resources

Pearce, D W (1976) Environmental Economics. Longman, NY. Chapter 7. The depletion of non-renewable resources. & Chapter 8. Resource conservation. Available in Online Course Readings folder in VLE.

Tietenberg, T. and Lewis., L. (2009) Environmental and natural resource economics. Pearson International, 8th edition. Chapter 7. The allocation of depletable and renewable resources: An overview

Turner, R.K., Pearce, D., and Bateman, I. (1994) Environmental Economics: An elementary Introduction. Simon and Schuster. Chapter 16. Non-renewable resources.

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Week 10: Lecture 9 Economic allocation – pollution

Anderson, D. A (2010) Environmental economics and natural resource management. Routledge. Chapter 4. The role of Government:

Pearce, D W (1976) Environmental Economics. Longman, NY. Chap 4 The nature of pollution; and Chap 5 Methods of securing the optimal amount of pollution.

Tietenberg, T. and Lewis., L. (2009) Environmental and natural resource economics. Pearson International, 8th edition. Chapter 15. Economics of pollution control: An overview.

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Week 11: Lecture 10 Environmental Evaluation

Anderson, D. A (2010) Environmental economics and natural resource management. Routledge. Chapter 5. Trade-offs and the Economy:

Pearce, D., Markandya, A., and Barbier, E. (1994). Blueprint for a Green Economy. Earthscan. Chapter 3. Valuing the environment.

Tietenberg, T. and Lewis., L. (2009) Environmental & natural resource economics ISBN: 9780132843003 (pbk.); 0132843005 (pbk.). Pearson International, 8th edition. Chapter 2 Valuing the environment: Concepts; and Chapter 3: Valuing the environment: Methods

Turner, R.K., Pearce, D., and Bateman, I. (1994) Environmental Economics: An elementary Introduction. Simon and Schuster. Chapter 7 Cost benefit thinking ; and Chapter 8 Valuing concern for nature.

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Semester Two

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Week 14: Lecture 11 Climate Change

Key reading: ANDERSON, K. & BOWS, A. (2012) A new paradigm for climate change. Nature climate change, 2 , 639-640.

Anderson, K. & Bows, A. (2008) Reframing the climate change challenge in light of post-2000 emission trends. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. A. 366, 3863-3882.

CCC (2017). Meeting Carbon Budgets: Closing the policy gap 2017 Report to Parliament, London: Committee on Climate Change. Read Executive Summary. Available from

DECC (2015) UK progress towards GHG emissions reduction targets, Department of Energy & Climate Change, London: DECC. Available from

Grubb, M. J., Hope, C. & Fouquet, R. (2002) Climatic implications of the Kyoto Protocol: the contribution of international spillover. Climatic Change., 54, 11-28.

Grubb, M. J., Vrolijk, C. & Brack, D. (1999) The Kyoto protocol : a guide and assessment, London, Royal Institute of International Affairs.

Heede, R. (2014). Tracing anthropogenic carbon dioxide and methane emissions to fossil fuel and cement producers, 1854–2010. Climatic Change., 122 , 229-241.

Hu, Y. and Monroy C. (2012) Chinese energy and climate policies after Durban: Save the Kyoto Protocol Renewable and sustainable energy reviews. 16, 3243– 3250

Ingham, A., Ma, J. & Ulph, A. (2007) Climate change, mitigation and adaptation with uncertainty and learning. Energy Policy., 35, 5354-5369.

Klein, R. J. T., Schipper, E. L. F. & Dessai, S. (2005) Integrating mitigation and adaptation into climate and development policy: three research questions. Environmental science and policy., 8, 579-588.

Olson, K. H. (2007) The clean development mechanism’s contribution to sustainable development: a review of the literature, Climatic Change., 84, 59-73.

Key reading: Rogelj, J., Den Elzen, M., Höhne, N., Fransen, T., Fekete, H., Winkler, H., Schaeffer, R., Sha, F., Riahi, K. & Meinshausen, M. (2016). Paris Agreement climate proposals need a boost to keep warming well below 2 °C. Nature. ISSN: 0028-0836; 1476-4687, 534, 631.

Stehr, N. & Von Storch, H. (2005) Introduction to papers on mitigation and adaptation strategies for climate change: protecting nature from society or protecting society from nature? Environmental science and policy., 8, 537-540.

The Royal Society, 2010: Climate Change: a summary of the science, The Royal Society: London, September 2010. Available from

Thornes, J., Bloss, W., Bouzarovski, S., Cai, X., Chapman, L., Clark, J., Dessai, S., Du, S., Der Horst, D. V., Kendall, M., Kidd, C. & Randalls, S. (2010). Communicating the value of atmospheric services. Meteorological applications., 17 , 243-250.

Key reading: Schiermier, Q. (2012) Hot Air, Nature., 491, 656-658.

While, A., Jonas, A. E. G. & Gibbs, D. (2010) From sustainable development to carbon control: eco-state restructuring and the politics of urban and regional development. Transactions, 35, 76-93.

Wråke, M., Burtraw, D., Löfgren, Å. & Zetterberg, L. (2012) What Have We Learnt from the European Union’s Emissions Trading System? Ambio : a journal of the human environment., 44, 12-22.

Wurzel, R. K. W. & Connelly, J. (2011) Introduction: European Union political leadership in international climate change politics. In Wurzel, R. K. W. & Connelly, J. (Eds.) The European Union as a leader in international climate change politics. London and New York, Routledge.

 Week 15: Seminar Palm Oil

NESADURAI, H. E. S. 2013. Food security, the palm oil–land conflict nexus, and sustainability: a governance role for a private multi-stakeholder regime like the RSPO? The Pacific review., 26 , 505-529

Unilever, 2014. Unilever Sustainable Palm Oil Progress Report 2014 available on the VLE and also at

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Week 15: Lecture 12 Energy

Ashworth, P, N. Boughen, M Mayhew and F Miller (2010). From research to action: now we have to move on CCS communication. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 4 426 – 433.

Boudet, H., Clarke, C., Bugden, D., Maibach, E., Roser-Renouf, C. & Leiserowitz, A. 2014. “Fracking” controversy and communication: Using national survey data to understand public perceptions of hydraulic fracturing. Energy Policy.., 65 , 57-67.

Key Reading CCC (2016) Meeting Carbon Budgets (2016) Progress Report to Parliament. Committee on Climate Change: London Available from Read the executive summary

Corner, A., Venables, D., Spence, A., Poortinga, W., Demski, C. & Pidgeon, N. (2011) Nuclear power, climate change and energy security: Exploring British public attitudes. Energy Policy., 39, 4823-4833.

DECC. (2011) Overarching national policy statement for energy (EN-1), Department of Energy & Climate Change, Accessed online 05/04/17 :

Drake F. (2009) Black gold to green gold: Regional Energy Policy and the Rehabilitation of Coal in response to Climate Change, Area. 41(1) 43-54.

Key Reading Energy and Climate Change Committee (2016). Future of carbon capture and storage in the UK : second report of session 2015-16 : report, together with formal minutes relating to the report . (HC 692, 2015-16). London: The Stationery Office. Available at:

Global CCS Institute (2011) Global Status of CCS: 2011. Accessed on line 24.01.12 [ ]

Green, C. (2012) Background Note on Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing, G Frac Technologies Ltd. & Department of Energy & Climate Change. Available from

Greenhalgh, C. & Azapagic, A. (2009) Review of drivers and barriers for nuclear power in the UK. Environmental science and policy., 12, 1052-1067.

Greenpeace (2008) False Hope: Why CCS Won’t Save the Climate Greenpeace International, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Accessed on line 05/04/17:

Haszeldine, R. S. (2009) Carbon Capture and Storage: How Green Can Black Be? Science., 325 , 1647-1652.

Huijts, N. M. A., Midden, C. J. H. & Meijnders, A. L. (2007) Social acceptance of carbon dioxide storage. Energy Policy., 35, 2780-2789.

Key reading: Institute of Mechanical Engineers,  (2016). Engineering the UK Electricity Gap. London: Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Available from

JOHNSON, C. & BOERSMA, T. (2013). Energy (in)security in Poland the case of shale gas. Energy Policy., 53 , 389-399.

Rahm, B. G. & Riha, S. J. (2014). Evolving shale gas management: water resource risks, impacts, and lessons learned. Environmental science : processes & impacts., 16 , 1400-1412

Skea, J., Ekins, P. & Winksel, M. (Eds.) (2011) Energy 2050 : making the transition to a secure low carbon energy system, London, Earthscan.

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Week 16: Lecture 13 Sustainable Production

Andreasi Bassi, S., Christensen, T. H. & Damgaard, A. (2017). Environmental performance of household waste management in Europe - An example of 7 countries. Waste management. ISSN: 0956-053X, 69, 545-557.

Cleary, J. (2009) Life cycle assessments of municipal solid waste management systems: A comparative analysis of selected peer-reviewed literature. Environment international., 35, 1256-1266.

Key reading: Kopnina, H. (2017). Sustainability: new strategic thinking for business. Environment, development and sustainability. ISSN: 1387-585x; 1573-2975, 19, 27-43.

Lazarevic, D., Buclet, N. & Brandt, N. (2012) The application of life cycle thinking in the context of European waste policy. Journal of cleaner production., 29-30 , 199-207.

Lombardi, D. R., Porter, L., Barber, A. & Rogers, C. D. F. (2011). Conceptualizing Sustainability in UK Urban Regeneration: a Discursive Formation. Urban studies., 48 , 273-296. Particularly sections 1 and 2.

Longhofer W. and Jorgenson A. (2017) Decoupling reconsidered: Does world society integration influence the relationship between the environment and economic development? Social science research. ISSN: 0049-089X, 65, 17-29.

Menon A. and Menon A. (1997) Enviropreneurial Marketing Strategy: The Emergence of Corporate Environmentalism as Market Strategy, Journal of marketing., Vol. 61, No. 1 (Jan., 1997), 51-67

Mirabella, N., Rigamonti, L. & Scalbi, S. 2013. Life cycle assessment of Information and Communication Technology application: a case study of materialisation in the Italian Public Administration. Journal of cleaner production., 44, 115-122.

Key reading: Porter, M. & Van Der Linde, C. (1995) Toward a new conception of the environment-competitiveness relationship. The journal of economic perspectives., 9, 97-118.

Price, Jane L. and Joseph Jeremy B. (2000) Demand management – a basis for waste policy: a critical review of the applicability of the waste hierarchy in terms of achieving sustainable waste management, Sustainable development (Bradford, West Yorkshire, England), 8 (2), 96–105.

RARE project (2007) Rhetoric and Reality: Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe Available from:

Further details of the project at - id=4

Tukker, Arnold and Jansen, Bart (2006) Environmental Impacts of Products: A Detailed Review of Studies, Journal of industrial ecology., 10 (3), 159 -182.

UNEP (2011) Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth, A Report of the Working Group on Decoupling to the International Resource Panel. Fischer-Kowalski, M., Swilling, M., von Weizsäcker, E.U., Ren, Y., Moriguchi, Y., Crane, W., Krausmann, F., Eisenmenger, N., Giljum, S., Hennicke, P., Romero Lankao, P., Siriban Manalang, A. Available From

Waddock, Sandra (2004) Parallel universes: companies, academics and the progress of corporate citizenship, Business and society review., 109(1), 5-42.

Weizsäcker Ernst von, Lovins Amory B. and Lovins, L. Hunter (1997) Factor four : doubling wealth - halving resource use : the new report to the Club of Rome, London : Earthscan.

Wood, D. J. 2010. Measuring Corporate Social Performance: A Review. International journal of management reviews. , 12, 50-84.

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Week 17: Lecture 14 Sustainable Consumption

Arnstein, S. R. (1969) A ladder of citizen participation. Journal of the American Institute of Planners, 35, 216-224. In Course Reading Folder. 

Baltimore: American Institute of Planners. [9] | 0002-8991 | Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Bodmer, W. (1985) The public understanding of science, London, Royal Society.

DEFRA (2008) A framework for pro-environmental behaviours. Department for Environment and Rural Affairs, London, HMSO.

Demaria, F., F. Schneider, F. Sekulova and J. Martinez-Alier. (2013). ‘What is Degrowth? From an activist slogan to a social movement’. Environmental values. 22: 191–215

Few, R., Brown, K. & Tompkins, E. L. (2007). Public participation and climate change adaptation: avoiding the illusion of inclusion. Climate policy., 7, 46-59

Heiskanen, E., Johnson, M., Robinson, S., Vadovics, E. & Saastamoinen, M. (2010) Low-carbon communities as a context for individual behavioural change. Energy Policy., 38, 7586-7595.

HM Government (2018) A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment, London, Available from

Irwin, A. (2006) The politics of talk: coming to terms with the 'new' scientific governance. Social studies of science., 36, 299-320.

Jackson, T. (2005) Motivating sustainable consumption: a review of evidence on consumer behaviour and behavioural change. Guildford, UK., Sustainable Development Research Network. - Available online:

Jackson, T. (2009) Prosperity without growth : economics for a finite planet. London., Sustainable Development Commission.

Kallis, G. (2017). Radical dematerialization and degrowth. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. A, Mathematical, physical and engineering sciences. ISSN: 1364-503x, 375(2095), 20160383.

Key reading:Lockyer, J. (2017). Community, commons, and degrowth at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Journal of political ecology. ISSN: 1073-0451 24: 519-542

Pardo, R. & Calvo, F. (2002) Attitudes toward science among the European public: a methodological analysis. Public understanding of science., 11, 155-195.

Peters, M., Fudge, S. & Sinclair, P. (2010) Mobilising community action towards a low-carbon future: Opportunities and challenges for local government in the UK. Energy Policy. 38, 7596-7603.

PPS7 (2004) Sustainable development in rural areas. London, Communities and Local Government.

Seyfang, G. (2010) Community action for sustainable housing: Building a low-carbon future. Energy Policy. 38, 7624-7633.

Key reading: Shove, E. (2010) Beyond the ABC: climate change policy and theories of social change. Environment and planning. A : environment and planning., 42, 1273-1285.

Skea, J. & Nishioka, S. (2008) Policies and practices for a low carbon society. Climate policy. 8, S5-S16.

Sturgis, P. & Allum, N. (2004) Science in society: re-evaluating the deficit model of public attitudes. Public understanding of science., 13, 55-74.

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Week 18: Lecture 15 Technology & Science and Risk & Uncertainty

Aiken, M. (2000). Reflexive Modernisation and the Social Economy. Studies in Social and Political Thought [Online], 2. Available: [Accessed 15 Feb 2017].

Key reading: Bailey, I., Gouldson, A. & Newell, P. (2011). Ecological modernization and the governance of carbon: a critical analysis. Antipode., 43 , 682-703.

Barry, J., (2003). Ecological modernisation. In: E. Page and J. Proops, eds. Environmental thought. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 119–213.

Barry, J. & Doran, P. (2006) Refining green political economy: from ecological modernisation to economic security and sufficiency. Analyse & Kritik, 28 , 250-275.

Barry, J., (2006) Towards a model of green political economy: from ecological modernisation to economic security. International Journal of Green Economics, 1 (3/4), 446–464. In Course Readings Folder

Benn, S., Brown, P. & North-Samardzic, A. (2009) A commentary on decision-making and organisational legitimacy in the Risk Society. Journal of environmental management., 90, 1655-1662.

Eionet, (2016) Sustainability transitions: now for the long term, European Information and Environment Network. European Environment Agency. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Available From

Key reading : Gareau, B.J. and DuPuis, E.M. (2009): From public to private global environmental governance: lessons from the Montreal Protocol’s stalled methyl bromide phase out, Environment and planning. A : environment and planning., 41, 2305-2323.

Geels, F. W. (2002). Technological transitions as evolutionary reconfiguration processes: a multi-level perspective and a case-study. Research policy. , 31 , 1257-1274.

Gleeson, B. (2000). Reflexive Modernization: The Re-enlightenment of Planning? International planning studies, 5, 117-135.

Gouldson, A. & Murphy, J. (1996). Ecological Modernisation and the European Union. Geoforum., 27, 11-27.

Key reading: Ha-Duong, M., Mégie, G. and Hauglustine, D. (2003): A pro-active stratospheric ozone protection scenario, Global Environmental Change, 13(2003), 43-49.

Hajer, M. (1995) The politics of environmental discourse: ecological modernization and the policy process Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Healy, S. (2001). Risk as a social process: the end of 'the age of appealing to the facts'. Journal of hazardous materials., 86 , 39-53.

Lidskog, R., Uggla, Y. & Soneryd, L. (2011) Making Transboundary Risks Governable: Reducing Complexity, Constructing Spatial Identity, and Ascribing Capabilities. Ambio : a journal of the human environment., 40, 111-120.

McCright, A. M. & Dunlap, R. E. (2010). Anti reflexivity. The American conservative movement's success in undermining climate science and policy. Theory, culture & society., 27, 100-133.

Moore, S. A. (2012). Garbage matters: Concepts in new geographies of waste. Progress in human geography., 36 , 780-799.

Murray, M. (2009) Waste management in Ireland: discourses of domination in an (un)reflexive society. The sociological review., 57, 81-101.

Pacala, S. & Socolow, R. (2004). Stabilization wedges: solving the climate problem for the next 50 years with current technologies. Science., 305, 968-972.

Peel, J. (2005). The precautionary principle in practice : environmental decision-making and scientific uncertainty, Sydney Australia, The Federation Press.

Spaargaren, G. (2000). Ecological modernization theory and domestic consumption. Journal of environmental policy and planning., 2, 323-335.

Stern, N. (2006). Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change. London: H M Treasury. 07/04/2010 web content acquired for preservation by The National Archives

Strahan, Susan E. and Douglass, Anne R. (2018) Decline in Antarctic Ozone Depletion and Lower Stratospheric Chlorine Determined From Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Observations, Geophysical Research Letters. ISSN: 0094-8276, 45(1), 382-390.

Treby, E. J. & Clark, M. J. (2004) Refining a practical approach to participatory decision making: An example from coastal zone management. Coastal Management, 32, 353-372.

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