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Redclift, M. R.

Overview
Works: 108 works in 605 publications in 4 languages and 13,817 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: HC79.E5, 304.2
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Most widely held works by M. R Redclift
Sustainable development : exploring the contradictions by M. R Redclift( Book )

52 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over de milieu-verandering als gevolg van ontwikkeling, over natuurvernietiging en natuur- produktie en over de contradicties van duurzame ontwikkeling
The international handbook of environmental sociology by M. R Redclift( Book )

43 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thoroughly revised Handbook provides an assessment of the scope and content of environmental sociology, and sets out the intellectual and practical challenges posed by the urgent need for policy and action to address accelerating environmental change
Development and the environmental crisis : red or green alternatives? by M. R Redclift( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1984, Michael Redclift's book makes the global environmental crisis a central concern of political economy and its structural causes a central concern of environmentalism. Michael Redclift argues that a close analysis of the environmental crisis in the South reveals the importance of the share of resources obtained by different social groups. The development strategies based on the experiences and interests of Western capitalist countries fail to recognise that environmental degradation in the South is a product of inequalities in both global and local economic relations and cannot be solved simply by applying solutions borrowed from environmentalism in the North. The key to understanding the South's environmental problems lies in the recognition that structural processes - markets, technology, state intervention - are also a determining influence upon the way natural resources are used. Through his review of Europe's Green Movement, contemporary breakthroughs in biotechnology and information systems and recent feminist discourse, Michael Redclift has enlarged the compass of the environmental debate and produced a book which should serve as a benchmark in future discussions of development and the environment. It will be of importance to students in a range of disciplines, within development studies, geography, ecology and the social sciences
Social theory and the global environment by M. R Redclift( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issues such as ozone depletion, global warming, acid deposition, deforestation and species-loss have until recently been primarily matters for natural scientific determination and 'expert' policy prescription. If the social sciences had any role, it was to investigate social impacts of processes and policy responses formulated elsewhere. Social Theory and the Global Environment emphasizes the ways in which cultural, economic and political values are already involved in shaping the definitions of 'environmental problems' for scientific analysis. Providing a much-needed perspective on the relationship between social theory and sustainability, the book examines the challenge which environmental problems and human concerns with the environment represent for Sociology and stresses the necessity for the voice of social science to be heard on the most pressing issue of our time: environmental degradation and its human cost. The contributors, all international social scientists with longstanding interests in environmental issues, explore the current policy agenda from a critical perspective, emphasizing the need for qualitative studies of the way societies represent the 'environment' in public discourse. In their various ways they call into question purely technical versions of environmental management, and draw upon social theory to construct a broader view of humanity's relation to 'nature'. Social Theory and the Global Environment is the first volume in the Global Environmental Change series published in association with the ESRC Global Environmental Change Programme and edited by Michael Redclift, Martin Parry, Timothy O'Riordan, Robin Grove-White and Brian Robson
Chewing gum : the fortunes of taste by M. R Redclift( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not long after the Civil War, three time Mexican president and Alamo victor General Santa Ana introduced chicle, a rare ingredient from Mexico that was the basis for what would become chewing gum, to a Staten Island inventor. Both were down on their luck, and little did they know that their chance meeting would help create an icon of the modern age. A functionally useless product that simply makes us happy, gum popped onto the American scene with a bang, quickly becoming an icon for baseball, movie stars, adolescent rebellion, and attitude. A barometer of modernity, it was one of the first products to be advertised on billboards, a scheme hatched by the Wrigley brothers of Chicago. But there was another side to the story as well. For not only was gum a mass culture archetype, it helped fuel a long indigenous revolution in the jungles of the Yucatan. And ironically enough, it was gum manufacturers like Wrigley who ultimately funded the Mayan Indians who collected the chicle as they fought for autonomyfrom the Mexican government. -- Publishers description
From peasant to proletarian : capitalist development and agrarian transitions by David Goodman( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refashioning nature : food, ecology, and culture by David Goodman( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the development of the modern food system around contemporary agriculture, food processing, ecological systems and changes in women's employment in challenging our perception of our position within a natural system
Environment and development in Latin America : the politics of sustainability by David Goodman( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debt and sustainable development in latin America. The machinery of hunger: the crisis of latin American food systems. Science and the politics of genetic resources in latin America. Nuclear energy and sustainability in latin America. The 'greening'of the amazon. The limitations of environmental 'management': forest utilisation in the lower amazon. Agroecological possibilities and organisational limits: some initial impressions from a Mexican case study. The crisis in Costa Rica: an ecological perspective. Environmental conflicts in the urban milieu: the case of Mexico city
The International farm crisis( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Japanese and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agrarian reform and peasant organization on the Ecuadorian coast by M. R Redclift( Book )

15 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontiers : histories of civil society and nature by M. R Redclift( Book )

16 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Frontiers, Michael Redclift examines the relationship between nature and society in frontier areas--contested zones in which rival versions of civil society vie with one another, often over the definition and management of nature itself. Drawing on his own fieldwork and extensive archival research, Redclift presents five cases in which civil societies emerged in frontier areas either to manage common property or to legitimize private holdings: common-pool resource management in the Spanish Pyrenees, European settlement on the forest frontier in nineteenth-century Canada, conflicts over land and water resources in coastal Ecuador, Mayan civil unrest in the Yucatan peninsula, and the encroachment of tourism on the Mexican Caribbean coast. Redclift describes a dialectical process in frontier regions in which human societies and their environments influence and illuminate one another: the frontier can be seen as a crucible in which both nature and civil institutions develop and "co-evolve." In each of the five case studies, he argues, migration and land settlement gave rise to ideologies of nature that reflected not only the social and ethnic characteristics of the settlers but also the the effects of market forces on the natural environment. In most of these areas the natural environment was transformed by the pressure of the market, especially global markets. But resistance to market pressure in turn created new avenues for political activity and the representation of cultural identity. Frontiers deepens and broadens our understanding of the role of the frontier, which, Redclift argues, needs to be considered within a global context that is of continuing importance today."--Publisher's website
Sustainability : life chances and livelihoods by M. R Redclift( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by a multidisciplinary team of contributors, this volume examines the link between people's livelihoods and life chances and the concept of sustainability
Strategies for sustainable development : local agendas for the Southern Hemisphere( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human security and the environment : international comparisons( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book highlights the way in which both security and sustainability are being reworked as concepts and are being linked increasingly to social, economic and cultural factors. It will be of great interest to academics, researchers and students in environmental managements, sociology, geography, international relations and politics."--Jacket
Wasted : counting the costs of global consumption by M. R Redclift( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainable development cannot be achieved solely at the international level. Without the creation of more sustainable livelihoods, it will remain a utopian and elusive goal. Yet given the huge differences in economic development and levels of consumption between North and South, how might this be brought about? Taking the 1992 Rio Summit as its point of departure, Wasted examines what we now need to know, and what we need to do, to live within sustainable limits. One of the key issues is how we use the environment: converting natural resources into human artifices, commodities and services. I
Agriculture and world trade liberalisation : socio-environmental perspectives on the common agricultural policy by M. R Redclift( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to discuss the current and future issues surrounding agriculture and its relationship to trade, sustainability and the environment. It is based on selected papers from an international conference entitled 'European Agriculture at the Crossroads: Competition and Sustainability' held in Crete in 1996 and further updated with the European Commission's Agenda 2000 in mind. Written by leading authorities from Europe and the USA, this book is essential reading for researchers and policy makers in agricultural economics, rural sociology, the environment and European studies
Social environmental research in the European Union : research networks and new agendas( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the making of international social science, and the parts which academics, policy makers and research managers play in creating European social environmental research. The authors present and analyse a complex picture of overlapping institutional interests within six countries of the EU - The Netherlands, UK, Spain, Greece, Finland and Austria - and develop new models with which to capture the transnational interaction of researchers and funding agencies." "This book will be of special interest to those involved in social environmental research, environmental policy, European studies and research management whether at the practical and policy level or in academia."--Jacket
Consuming space : placing consumption in perspective by M. R Redclift( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerging from a series of seminars on 'Cultures of Consumption' which encouraged a robust interdisciplinary debate, this volume focuses on the temporal and spatial dimensions of consumption. The contributors specifically explore the changing dimensions of consumption as networking across temporal and transcultural contexts. In considering spaces and places of consumption, it explores how these are delineated and scaled over time, and how the politics of scale play out over the changing networked relationships of local, national, transnational and globalized consumption spaces. In these spatial processes, the role of 'place' can become both fixed and malleable. In some cases, 'placed' commodities appear to act at a distance, acquiring value and 'reputation', while in other cases, commodity biographies of place are suppressed by mechanisms of displacement. A team of leading scholars from the USA, UK and Latin America analyze the different orderings of the 'power of space' in the historical, material and cultural constructions of consumption. In doing so, the book also questions the way the changing nature of consumption is dealt with theoretically and conceptually across space, place and time and the complicity of this analysis
Climate change and the crisis of capitalism by Mark Pelling( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are established economic, social and political practices capable of dealing with the combined crises of climate change and the global economic system? Will falling back on the wisdoms that contributed to the crisis help us to find ways forward or simply reconfigure risk in another guise? This volume argues that the combination of global environmental change and global economic restructuring require a re-thinking of the priorities, processes and underlying values that shape contemporary development aspirations and policy. This volume brings together leading scholars to address these questions from several disciplinary perspectives: environmental sociology, human geography, international development, systems thinking, political sciences, philosophy, economics and policy/management science. The book is divided into four sections that examine contemporary development discourses and practices. It bridges geographical and disciplinary divides and includes chapters on innovative governance that confront unsustainable economic and environmental relations in both developing and developed contexts. It emphasises the ways in which dominant development paths have necessarily forced a separation of individuals from nature, but also from society and even from 'self'. These three levels of alienation each form a thread that runs through the book. There are different levels and opportunities for a transition towards resilience, raising questions surrounding identity, governance and ecological management. This places resilience at the heart of the contemporary crisis of capitalism, and speaks to the relationship between the increasingly global forms of economic development and the difficulties in framing solutions to the environmental problems that carbon-based development brings in its wake. Existing social science can help in not only identifying the challenges but also potential pathways for making change locally and in wider political, economic and cultural systems, but it must do so by identifying transitions out of carbon dependency and the kind of political challenges they imply for reflexive individuals and alternative community approaches to human security and wellbeing.? Climate Change and the Crisis of Capitalism contains contributions from leading scholars to produce a rich and cohesive set of arguments, from a range of theoretical and empirical viewpoints. It analyses the problem of resilience under existing circumstances, but also goes beyond this to seek ways in which resilience can provide a better pathway and template for a more sustainable future. This volume will be of interest to both undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Human Geography, Environmental Policy, and Politics
Climate change and human security : the challenge to local governance under rapid coastal urbanization by M. R Redclift( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenge presented by climate change is, by its nature, global. The populations of the Mexican Caribbean, the focus of this book, are faced by everyday decisions not unlike those in the urban North. The difference is that for the people of the Mexican Caribbean evidence of the effects of climate change, including hurricanes, is very familiar to them. This important study documents the choices and risks of people who are powerless to change the economic development model which is itself forcing climate change. The book examines the Mexican Caribbean coast and explores the wider issues of m
 
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Sustainable development : exploring the contradictions
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Redclift, M. R.

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The international handbook of environmental sociologyDevelopment and the environmental crisis : red or green alternatives?Social theory and the global environmentChewing gum : the fortunes of tasteRefashioning nature : food, ecology, and cultureFrontiers : histories of civil society and natureSustainability : life chances and livelihoodsStrategies for sustainable development : local agendas for the Southern Hemisphere