© 1999

Environmental Futures

  • N. Ben Fairweather
  • Sue Elworthy
  • Matt Stroh
  • Piers H. G. Stephens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Constructions of the Environment

  3. Ideology into Practice

  4. Risk and Future Technologies

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 216-230

About this book


The book comprises thirteen papers on environmental issues, with particular reference to future developments (for example, new technologies, paths in social and political theory, methodologies). It is divided into three sections, moving from social constructions of 'the environment' in the first section to questions of green political theory and practice in the second, and concluding with issues of environmental risk and future technologies. The work is interdisciplinary, with contributors ranging from philosophers to human geographers.


environment environmental policy Generation methodology methods philosophy political theory politics utopia

Editors and affiliations

  • N. Ben Fairweather
    • 1
  • Sue Elworthy
    • 2
  • Matt Stroh
    • 3
  • Piers H. G. Stephens
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Computing and Social ResponsibilityDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK
  2. 2.School of Public Administration and LawThe Robert Gordon UniversityAberdeenUK
  3. 3.School of GeographyUniversity of LeedsUK
  4. 4.University of ManchesterUK

About the editors

JOHN BARRY Lecturer, Department of Politics, Keele University EEVA BERGLUND formerly of the Department of Social Anthropology, Kings College Cambridge B. VICTOR BRATLEY Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey SUSAN CARR Centre for Technology Strategy, Open University NIGEL GILBERT Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey SIMON GUY Senior Research Associate, Centre for Urban Technology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne DOMINIC HOGG formerly of the Global Security Programme, Cambridge University STEPHEN HOMEWOOD Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Middlesex University Business School JOANNE JORDAN Centre for Research in Primary Care, University of Leeds LES LEVIDOW Centre for Technology Strategy, Open University DAVID LEWIS Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Middlesex University Business School ALAN NEALE Business Policy Group, East London Business School, University of East London MATTHEW PATERSON Lecturer, Department of International Relations, Keele University

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