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Institutions in Environmental Management
Constructing Mental Models and Sustainability




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ISBN 9780415164139
Published December 10, 1998 by Routledge
240 Pages

 
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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

Introduction
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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