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Social science theory for environmental sustainability : a practical guide

Author: Marc J Stern
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Techniques in ecology and conservation series.; Oxford biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This novel book provides an accessible survey of a broad range of theories widely applicable to environmental problems that students and practitioners can apply to their work. It serves as a simple reference guide to illuminate the value and utility of social science theories for the practice of environmental conservation. As part of the Techniques in Ecology and Conservation Series, it will be a vital resource for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc J Stern
ISBN: 0198793189 9780198793182 0198793197 9780198793199
OCLC Number: 1028184615
Description: xii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Why would you want to read a book about social science theory? --
Part I: How our brains work (or don't) and some ideas of what to do about it: Cognitive biases and limitations. --
Part II: The theories: Finding useful theories when and where you need them --
Theories of motivation, cognition, and reasoning --
Morals, institutions, culture, and identity-based theories --
Trust, negotiation, and public involvement --
Organizational theories --
Systems theories. --
Part III: Putting the theories to use: Vignettes --
Putting it all together.
Series Title: Techniques in ecology and conservation series.; Oxford biology.
Responsibility: Marc J. Stern, Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, and the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability.

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A simple reference guide to illuminate the value and utility of social science theories for the practice of environmental conservation, and to encourage environmental professionals to communicate  Read more...

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