The Environmental Responsibility Reader is a definitive collection of classic and contemporary environmental works that offers a comprehensive overview of the issues involved in environmental responsibility, steering the reader through each development in thought with a unifying and expert editorial voice.
This essential text expertly explores seemingly intractable modern-day environmental dilemmas - including climate change, fossil fuel consumption, fresh water quality, industrial pollution, habitat destruction, and biodiversity loss. Starting with 'Silent Spring' and moving through to more recent works the book draws on contemporary ideas of environmental ethics, corporate social responsibility, ecological justice, fair trade, global citizenship, and the connections between environmental and social justice; configuring these ideas into practical notions for responsible action with a unique global and integral focus on responsibility.
Martin Reynolds, a Lecturer in Systems at The Open University and Chair for Environmental ethics. He has researched and published widely, including his book: Operational Research and Environmental Management (2001), and contributed to many book chapters, journal papers and policy briefings. Chris Blackmore, a Senior Lecturer in Systems and Environment at The Open University. She is currently a member of the management team for the OU-wide Ethics Centre. Mark J. Smith is author and editor of numerous books, including Environment and Citizenship (2008). Formerly at Sussex University, his visiting professorships include the University of Oslo and Norwegian Business School and he has been a researcher in universities in the US and South Africa.
Introduction to environmental responsibility - Martin Reynolds Part I: Ethical and Cultural Traditions Introduction to part one - Martin Reynolds, Chris Blackmore and Mark J. Smith 1. Silent spring - Rachel Carson 2. The land ethic - Aldo Leopold 3. On values and obligations to the environment - Luke Martell 4. Environmental ethics - Martin Reynolds 5. The consequentialist side of environmental ethics - Daniel Holbrook 6. Deontological environmental ethics - Robert Elliot 7. The virtues of ecological citizenship - James Connelly 8. Summary of part one - Martin Reynolds, Chris Blackmore and Mark J. Smith Part II: Nature Matters Introduction to part two - Martin Reynolds 9. Toward an ecological conversation - Stephen Talbott 10. Contemporary environmental ethics - Andrew Light 11. The two-culture problem: ecological restoration and the integration of knowledge - Eric Higgs 12. The framing paradox - Ronald Moore 13. Systems thinking for environmental responsibility - Werner Ulrich 14. Environmental pragmatism, ecocentrism and deliberative democracy - Robyn Eckersley 15. Knowledge, justice and democracy - Shiv Visvanathan Summary of part two - Martin Reynolds Part III: Individual and collective responsibility Introduction to part three - Chris Blackmore 16. Autonomous yet responsible? - Geoffrey Vickers 17. Individualization: plant a tree, buy a bike, save the world? - Michael Maniates 18. Obligations to future generations - Martin P. Golding 19. The tragedy of the commons - Garret Hardin 20. The struggle to govern the commons - Thomas Dietz, Elinor Ostrom and Paul Stern 21. The big debate: reform or revolution? - Jonathan Porritt and Claire Fauset 22. Social Learning and environmental responsibility - Chris Blackmore 23. Uncertainty, environmental policy and social learning - Robin Grove-White Summary of part three - Chris Blackmore Part IV: Ecological citizenship Introduction to part four - Mark J. Smith 24. Environmental justice in the United States and South Africa - Joan Martinez-Alier 25. Ecological citizenship - Andrew Dobson 26. Just sustainability in practice - Julian Agyeman 27. Justice, governance and sustainability: some persepectives on environmental citizenship from North America and Europe - Julian Agyeman and Bob Evans 28. The project of feminist ecological citizenship - Sherilyn MacGregor 29. Shopping for sustainability: can sustainable consumption promote ecological citizenship? - Gill Seyfang 30. Buddhist virtues and environmental responsibility in Thailand - Mark J. Smith and Piya Pangsapa 31. Strategic thinking and the practices of ecological citizenship: bringing together the ties that bind and bond - Mark J. Smith and Piya Pangsapa Summary of part four - Mark J. Smith Epilogue - Martin Reynolds, Chris Blackmore and Mark J. Smith