Ecological Modernisation Reader:
Environmental Reform in Theory and
Arthur P. J. Mol, David A.
Sonnenfeld, and Gert Spaargaren, eds.
London and New York: Routledge
Hardback: ISBN 978-0-415-45370-7 (July 2009)
Paperback: ISBN 978-0-415-45371-4 (Oct. 2009)
Mikael Skou Andersen
the Department of Policy Analysis, National Environmental
Research Institute, Aarhus University,
His research interest lies in the comparative study of environmental policy,
nationally and across Europe, with particular
regard to policy instruments and implementation. He is co-editor of
Market-based Instruments for Environmental
Management (Edward Elgar, 2000).
(1948 – 2005) was Professor of Rural Sociology and Environmental Studies at the
of Wisconsin at Madison, USA.
He published numerous books and articles in the field of environmental and rural
sociology. He is co-author and editor of Environment, Energy, and Society (2002), Environment and Global
Modernity (2000), and Sociological
Theory and the Environment (2002).
Joost C.L. van Buuren
is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Technology of Wageningen
University, the Netherlands, and visiting researcher at Van Lang
University in Ho Chi Minh City,
principal research interest is the implementation of sustainable technologies
for urban wastewater and solid waste treatment and reuse in developing
Maurie J. Cohen
is Associate Professor of environmental policy and sustainability in the
Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.
He is the co-editor (with Joseph Murphy) of
Exploring Sustainable Consumption:
Environmental Policy and the Social Sciences and is the editor of the
Sustainability: Science: Practice, and Policy.
of Anthropology, Geography and
Environmental Studies, University
of Melbourne. He is
Vice-President of the Australian Conservation Foundation and, formerly, a
director of Greenpeace Australia-Pacific. He is currently engaged in a
comparative study of climate change policy across three federated states,
including Australia, Canada and Germany
is Professor and Australian Research Council Federation Fellow in the Research
School of Social sciences at the
Australian National University.
Recent books include Deliberative Global Politics: Discourse and Democracy in
a Divided World (Polity Press, 2006).
Dana R. Fisher
is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at
Columbia University, USA.
Her research focuses on environmental policy and civic participation and
activism more broadly. She has written a number of peer-reviewed articles, and
is the author of National Governance and
the Global Climate Change Regime (2004) and
Activism, Inc. (2006).
is a Ph.D. researcher at the
National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University,
His work focuses on the institutionalisation of public participation in the
European Union and on environmental outcomes of collaborative decision-making.
He has journal articles forthcoming in
Environmental Management and also in
Environmental Policy and Governance.
George A. Gonzalez
is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, USA. His
area of research is U.S.
environmental politics and policy. Among his recent publications are
The Politics of Air Pollution: Urban
Growth, Ecological Modernization, and Symbolic Inclusion (SUNY
2005), and Urban
Sprawl, Global Warming, and the Empire of Capital (SUNY
is Professor of Sustainability Research and Director of the Sustainability
Research Institute at the University of Leeds, UK. He is also Director of the
ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy. His research focuses on the
design, delivery and impact of different forms of environmental policy and on
the evolving influence of new forms of environmental governance.
is Director of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Professor of
Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam.
His new book is Authoritative Governance -
Policy Making in an Age of Mediatization (Oxford
is a Lecturer in human geography in the School of Environmental
Sciences of the University
of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Her main research
interests are the diffusion of neoliberalism in cities of the South, urban
sustainability and the capacity for sustainability implementation.
is Professor and Chair of Economic and Environmental Sociology at
Martin Luther University,
in Halle, Germany. He puts emphasis on framing
ecological modernisation by general social modernisation and development theory.
Among his recent books is New Technologies and Environmental Innovations
is Associate Professor of political science at
research interests include environmental politics, deliberative democracy, and
participatory policymaking. He is profiles editor at
was Director of the
Environmental Policy Research
Center, Freie Universität Berlin, from 1986 - 2007.
Since 1999 he has served as Member of the German government Advisory Council on the
Environment. He has written numerous books on environmental policy and on
environmental innovation (in different languages).
is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science of Konstanz
University, Germany. His main research interests and publications are in the
fields of comparative environmental policy, the global diffusion of policy
innovations, and environmental governance. He was guest editor of the special
issue on 'Diffusion and Convergence of Environmental Policies in
Europe', European Environment
(2005); and a special issue on 'Transfer, Diffusion and Convergence of
Policies,' Politische Vierteljahresschrift
C.S.A. (Kris) van
Associate Professor in the Environmental Policy Group of Wageningen University,
and Professor in environmental education by special appointment at the
Freudenthal Institute of Utrecht University. His research interests are
sociology of nature, sustainable production and consumption, and social
is Professor in social
science at University of Stavanger, Norway. He has edited a number of
books, and is co-editor of Arctic Oil and
Gas: Sustainability at Risk? (2008). His main research interests and
publications are in the field of environmental politics, sustainable development
and corporate social responsibility (CSR).
is Professor of Political Sciences of the Environment at Radboud University
Nijmegen, the Netherlands. His research covers the
analysis and evaluation of environmental politics and policies. He recently
co-authored The Handbook of Environmental
Policy Evaluation, Earthscan,
Arthur P.J. Mol
is Chair and Professor in
environmental policy in the Environmental Policy Group,
University, the Netherlands. He edited a number of
books, and is the author of Globalization
and Environmental Reform (2001) and
Environmental reform in the Information Age (2008).
is RCUK Academic Fellow in Social Response to Environmental Change in the
Sustainability Research Institute at Leeds
University. His recent work has focused on the
politics and governance of technology including the books
Governing the Transatlantic Conflict over
Agricultural Biotechnology (2006, authored with Les Levidow) and
Governing Technology for Sustainability
Nguyen Trung Viet
is a senior official of the Ho Chi Minh City
Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and Head of the Department of
Environmental Technology and Management at Van Lang University, Vietnam. He has
published widely on industrial environmental management and technology
is a Lecturer in the School
of Environmental Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal,
Durban, South Africa. Her main research
interests are on space and sustainability, using discourses analysis to evaluate
environmental policy making in South Africa and social assessment
is the Head of Environmental Policy and Strategy for the City of Cape Town,
South Africa, and focuses specifically on the relationship between people and
Phung Thuy Phuong
is Senior Lecturer at the University of Science,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She was Fulbright Visiting
Scholar at Portland State University,
2005-2006. Her current research interest is community-based environmental
Michael T. Rock
is the Harvey Wexler Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics,
Bryn Mawr College, USA.
His current work focuses on the impact of MNC firm based standards on the
environmental performance of subsidiaries and their suppliers; and firm-based
studies of technological learning of indigenous industrial firms in Asia. He co-authored
Industrial Transformation in the Developing World
(Oxford University Press, 2005)
currently working on a book on democracy and development in
is Professor of Politics and International Affairs and Director of Environmental
Studies at Northern Arizona University, USA. He is the author of
Environmental Justice and the New Pluralism (Oxford
1999) and Defining Environmental Justice (Oxford
2007), and co-editor of
the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Climate Change and Society.
is an Associate Professor at the School of Environmental
Sciences, Durban, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is the senior
researcher for the “Environmental Decision-Making for Sustainability” Research
Programme at this centre. Her main research interests and publications are in
the field of environmental policy-making, environmental management,
environmental movements and networks, and urban restructuring.
David A. Sonnenfeld
of Sociology and Environmental Policy
at the New York State College of
Environmental Science and Forestry,
Challenging the Chip (Temple
Ecological Modernisation Around the
World (Frank Cass/
is Professor on ‘Environmental Policy for Sustainable Lifestyles and
Consumption’ at the Environmental Policy Group of
Wageningen University, the Netherlands. His publications are in
the field of (environmental) sociology, sustainable consumption and behaviour,
and the globalization of environmental reform. He (co)edited
Governing Environmental Flows (2006).
Jan P.M. van Tatenhove
is Associate Professor at the Environmental Policy Group,
University, the Netherlands. His
main research interests are in the field of political modernization and
governance (multi-level and informal governance), the innovation of policy
arrangements in environmental, nature conservation and marine policy, and power
Tran Thi My Dieu
is a researcher and
Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Technology and
Management, Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Her main research interests
and publications are in the field of solid waste and wastewater technologies and
management, eco-industrial parks and eco-towns.
August 20, 2010