Managing a Material World

Perspectives in Industrial Ecology An edited collection of papers based upon the International Conference on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Institute for Environmental Studies of the Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Pier Vellinga
  • Frans Berkhout
  • Joyeeta Gupta

Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N3-xi
  2. Robert A. Frosch
    Pages 31-44
  3. Ernst Ulrich Von Weizsäcker
    Pages 45-54
  4. Helias Udo De Haes, Gjalt Huppes, Geert De Snoo
    Pages 55-84
  5. Harmen Verbruggen
    Pages 97-110
  6. Jos Boelens, Xander Olsthoorn
    Pages 111-126
  7. Jane Powell, Amelia Craighill, David Pearce
    Pages 127-146
  8. Sander De Bruyn
    Pages 147-164
  9. Frans Berkhout
    Pages 165-189
  10. Robert H. Socolow, Valerie M. Thomas
    Pages 191-215
  11. Rob Van Der Veeren
    Pages 217-228
  12. Pieter Van Beukering, Randall Curlee
    Pages 229-238
  13. Jacqueline Cramer
    Pages 239-249
  14. Chris Dutilh
    Pages 251-258
  15. Braden R. Allenby
    Pages 259-266
  16. Claude Fussler
    Pages 267-274
  17. Ulf D. Jaeckel
    Pages 275-283
  18. J. L. A. Jansen
    Pages 285-296
  19. Marius Enthoven
    Pages 297-305
  20. Marco Loprieno
    Pages 307-320
  21. Pier Vellinga, Joyeeta Gupta, Frans Berkhout
    Pages 321-343
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 345-349

About this book


As we reach the end of the 20th century, the question of how to meet human needs and preferences while safeguarding the global environment is a major concern facing humanity. This book reflects the state of the art of thinking on the necessary concepts, tools and instruments that are likely to help producers, consumers and governments to adjust their policies and practices. It covers theories and concepts, practical approaches and visions of industry and government. The book has been written by a team of authors that includes the most forward thinking researchers and managers on the issue. It is a handbook for all those involved in decisions about product design and eco-efficiency, about environment and resource use policies. Moreover it can serve as a handbook for all those who are studying with the aim to become involved in such issues.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pier Vellinga
    • 1
  • Frans Berkhout
    • 2
  • Joyeeta Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Environmental StudiesFree University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Science Policy Research UnitUniversity of SussexBrightonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-5206-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5125-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-5130
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