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Innovations In Sustainable Consumption. New Economics, Socio-technical Transitions and Social Practices

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Maurie J. Cohen, Halina Szejnwald Brown, Philip J. Vergragt, Edward Elgar Publishing, United States, February 2013

Contributors include: M.M. Bell, B. Halkier, J.M. Harris, D.J. Hess, S. Hielscher, R. Kemp, E. Kennedy, H. Krahn, N.T. Krogman, S.M. McCauley, I. Røpke, G. Seyfang, A. Smith, G. Spaargaren, J.C. Stephens, J. Stutz, E. Ubert, H. van Lente

Contents:

Preface

1. Societal Innovations in a Constrained World: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

Halina Szejnwald Brown, Philip J. Vergragt, and Maurie J. Cohen

PART I: NEW ECONOMICS

2. The Macroeconomics of Development without Throughout Growth

Jonathan M. Harris

3. Ecological Macroeconomics: Implications for the Roles of Consumer-Citizens

Inge Røpke

4. Going for a Better Life

John Stutz

5. Welcome to the Consumption Line: Sustainability, Social Organization, and the Wage-Price Gap

Emanuel Ubert and Michael M. Bell

PART II: SOCIO-TECHNICAL TRANSITIONS

6. The Dual Challenge of Sustainability Transitions: Different Trajectories and Criteria

René Kemp and Harro van Lente

7. Grassroots Innovations for Sustainable Energy: Exploring Niche-Development Processes Among Community-Energy Initiatives

Sabine Hielscher, Gill Seyfang and Adrian Smith

8. Sustainable Consumption, Energy, and Failed Transitions: The Problem of Adaptation

David J. Hess

9. Clusters in Transition: Analysis of a Sustainable Energy-Cluster Initiative in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Jennie C. Stephens and Stephen M. McCauley

PART III: SOCIAL PRACTICE THEORIES

10. Sustainable Lifestyles in a New Economy: A Practice Theoretical Perspective on Change Behavior Campaigns and Sustainability Issues

Bente Halkier

11. The Cultural Dimension of Sustainable Consumption Practices: An Exploration in Theory and Policy

Gert Spaargaren

12. Taking Social Practice Theories on the Road: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of Sustainable Transportation

Emily Kennedy, Harvey Krahn and Naomi T. Krogman

Index