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Institutions in Environmental Management

Constructing Mental Models and Sustainability, 1st Edition

By Janne Hukkinen


240 pages

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pub: 1998-11-05
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This work explores the difficulties of solving contemporary environmental problems within existing global institutions. It questions guidelines set out in recent influential policy reports, and suggests new agendas for sustainability, industrial ecology, and institutional reform. Including case studies from the USA, Europe and China, this book investigates a wide range of environmental problems presently confronting experts worldwide.

Table of Contents


Institutional Change and expert thinking

Finding the institutional rules

Institutional distortion of water quality modelling in southern Colorado

Network analysis of the controversy over irrigation-induced salinity and toxicity in central California

Corporatism as na impediment to sutainable waste management in Finland

Environmental management in China

Principles of institutional reform

Institutions of industrial ecology

Experts in public

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Routledge/EUI Studies in Environmental Policy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography