Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Environmental Regulation and Rationality: Multidisciplinary Perspectives [Paperback]

Our Price $ 27.97  
Retail Value $ 39.95  
You Save $ 11.99  (30%)  
Item Number 201308  
Buy New $27.97
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Environmental Regulation and Rationality: Multidisciplinary Perspectives by Suzanne C. Beckmann...

What does it take to change the behavior of people and businesses with respect to the environment? In the 1990s a group of social scientists gathered to discuss this question from their individual perspectives in disciplines ranging from marketing to theology and jurisprudence to psychology. Rather soon it became clear to them that they first needed to focus on basic assumptions about human motivation and rationality; otherwise it was impossible for, say, the economist who regards individuals as calculating maximizers of utility, to understand the sociologist who presumes they are role-playing or norm-guided beings.

Prompted by these debates on first principles, this volume gathers together some of the participants' perspectives on rationality. Wherever possible, the authors link the discussion of rationality to matching conceptions of nature and human attitudes toward it.

The colloquy is opened by asking what it means to act rationally insofar as human actions have an impact on the environment, and then proceeds to trace the history of 'practical reason' from Aristotle to Rawls. The environmental crisis is portrayed as a crisis of paradigms, wherefore some of the sociological and cultural dimensions of rationality are explored.

Also addressed are, respectively, the means of environmental governance, as seen from an intersection of political science and economics; the concept and implementation of sustainability in environmental law; the ways that intervention strategies reflect assumptions about human reasoning and motivation; the mixed rationality called for by the complexities of environmental law, exemplified by the Convention on Biological Diversity; and an argument for supplementing rational choice theory with a theory of values in order to explain why people make so many seemingly illogical decisions.

This book is for anyone interested in multidisciplinary perspectives on rationality or the human dimension of environmental regulation.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   272
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.6" Width: 6.16" Height: 0.66"
Weight:   0.98 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Aarhus Universitetsforlag
ISBN  8772889128  
ISBN13  9788772889122  

Availability  0 units.

More About Suzanne C. Beckmann

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Beckmann is Research Professor at the Department of Marketing at Copenhagen Business School.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Economics > General
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > General
3Books > Subjects > Outdoors & Nature > Conservation > General
4Books > Subjects > Outdoors & Nature > Environment > Conservation
5Books > Subjects > Outdoors & Nature > Reference

Reviews - What do customers think about Environmental Regulation and Rationality: Multidisciplinary Perspectives?

Be the first to write a review about Environmental Regulation and Rationality: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Environmental Regulation and Rationality: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy