Globalisation and Environmental Governance
Special issue of
Global Environmental Change
David A. Sonnenfeld, ed.
Vol. 18, No. 3, August 2008, Elsevier
is Chair of
Economic and Environmental Sociology at Martin Luther
an der Saale, Germany.
His research and teaching focus on societal and environmental modernisation,
innovation, and monetary reform. He has worked also as a writer and policy
Arthur P. J. Mol is Head, Environmental Policy Group, and was Chairman of the Board of the
University, the Netherlands. He
is past President of the Research Committee on Environment and Society (RC24) of
the International Sociological Association. Among his many publications are two
recent volumes: Governing Environmental Flows (2006) and
Environmental Governance in China (2006).
heads the Policy Integration and Analysis Branch of the United Nations Division
for Sustainable Development. Previously, he was a senior economist at the OECD
Publications include Managing the Environment with Rapid Industrialisation:
Lessons from the East Asian Experience. He has consulted on projects in Asia for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP, and
others; and has served on the Economic Options Panel of the Montreal Protocol.
More recently, he has examined climate change policy, particularly in a
developing country context.
J. Timmons Roberts
is Chancellor Professor of Sociology and Interim Director of the Program in
Environmental Science and Policy at the College
of William and Mary, Virginia.
His research examines dynamics of globalization, environment and international
development, published most recently in
Aid?: Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance
A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate
He is Chair of the American Sociological Association's Section on Environment
David A. Sonnenfeld is Professor of Sociology and Environmental Policy in the Dept. of Environmental Studies at the State
University of New York's College
of Environmental Science and Forestry
(SUNY-ESF), in Syracuse; and Research Associate,
Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen
University, the Netherlands. An environmental
sociologist, his recent publications include
Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the
Global Electronics Industry (2006); and a symposium on "Environmental Reform
Journal of Environment and Development (2006).
Gert Spaargaren is Endowed Professor on
'Environmental Policy for Sustainable Lifestyles and Patterns of Consumption',
and Research Director, with the Environmental Policy Group, Department of Social
Sciences, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Among his many publications
are two recent books, Governing Environmental Flows (2006), and
Environment and Global Modernity (2000). He is Chair of SWOME, a Dutch
national network of environmental social scientists.
John Urry is Professor of
Sociology; Director, Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe); and Director of
the M.A. Program in Tourism and Travel; all at
Lancaster University, UK.
His many publications include two works on environmental change and the
'sociology of nature', entitled Contested Natures (1998), and Bodies of Nature
(2001), both with Phil Macnaghten; and a number of volumes in macrosociological
theory, including The End of Organized Capitalism (1987), Sociology
Beyond Societies (2000), and Global Complexity (2003).
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