1st Edition

The Earthscan Reader in Environmental Values

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ISBN 9781844071678
Published June 3, 2005 by Routledge
368 Pages

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Book Description

This comprehensive reader offers in-depth analyses of critical developments in environmental values, bringing together in one volume the most influential scholarship in the field. Each carefully selected contribution assesses some of the most pressing questions of our time, focusing on the relationship between human values, world views and preferences, and the natural world. As the first reader of its kind in a rapidly expanding multidisciplinary field, this text provides students with a valuable framework for understanding the intellectual progress and future development of the study of environmental values. The book clearly emphasizes that environmental values must be understood not only as economic, benefit-cost or 'willingness to pay' considerations, but also as normative principles that are fundamental to behaviour and management practices.

Table of Contents

Environmental Values: An Introduction * Part I: Economic Themes in Environmental Values * Contingent Valuation: A User's Guide * Economic and Ecological Concepts for Valuing Ecosystem Services * The Development of Environmental Thinking in Economics * Part II: Philosophical and Ethical Themes in Environmental Values * Non-Anthropocentric Value Theory and Environmental Ethics * Environmental Ethics and Weak Anthropocentrism * A Defence of the Deep Ecology Movement * Radical American Environmentalism and 'Wilderness' Preservation: A Third World Critique * Class, Race and Gender Discourse in the Ecofeminism/Deep Ecology Debate * The Biological Basis for Human Values of Nature * Part III: Anthropological and Sociological Themes in Environmental Values * Christianity, Environmentalism and the Theoretical Problem of Fundamentalism * Measuring Endorsement of the New Ecological Paradigm: A Revised NEP Scale * Value Orientations, Gender and Environmental Concern * Environmental Values: A Place-Based Theory * Part IV: Judgement and Decision Making Themes in Environmental Values * Valuing Public Goods: The Purchase of Moral Satisfaction * Protected Values * Aggregation and Deliberation in Valuing Public Goods: A Look Beyond Contingent Pricing * Valuing Environmental Resources: A Constructive Approach * What Should We Do? Human Ecology and Collective Decision Making *

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Linda Kalof is Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University, USA. Terre Satterfield is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Canada