In this new Series, authors analyse environmental issues and environmental movements from the standpoint of the social sciences. They explore the meaning of the `environmental crisis' for our understanding of contemporary societies and contribute to the social scientific understanding of the causes and consequences of environmental hazards. The Series is cross-disciplinary, international and committed to publishing innovative, empirically based social science.
By Kay Milton
October 02, 1996
The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the attention paid by social scientists to environmental issues, and a gradual acknowledgement, in the wider community, of the role of social science in the public debate on sustainability. At the same time, the concept of `culture', once the property...
By Alan Irwin
December 04, 1995
We are all concerned by the environmental threats facing us today. Environmental issues are a major area of concern for policy makers, industrialists and public groups of many different kinds. While science seems central to our understanding of such threats, the statements of scientists are ...