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The Influence of Global Ideas on Environmentalism and Human Rights

World Society and the Individual


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Markus Hadler
    Pages 1-13
  3. Markus Hadler
    Pages 15-34
  4. Markus Hadler
    Pages 35-59
  5. Markus Hadler
    Pages 61-84
  6. Markus Hadler
    Pages 85-108
  7. Markus Hadler
    Pages 109-136
  8. Markus Hadler
    Pages 137-170
  9. Markus Hadler
    Pages 171-180
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 181-211

About this book


This book explores whether individual attitudes and behaviors are swayed by global developments in a world increasingly populated by organizations, treaties, and other institutions that focus on environmentalism and human rights. It uses the sociological approach of World Society theory to investigate the effects of global ideas on individual environmentalism, xenophobia, and homophobia while drawing its data from a variety of international public opinion surveys.

The Influence of Global Ideas on Environmentalism and Human Rights questions the dominant narrative of World Society related research as a positive influence of global ideas on various outcomes. Hadler demonstrates the complexity of this issue through empirical analyses revealing mixed trends in attitudes and behaviors from around the world.

This book will be of interest to academics seeking to critically engage with World Society theory through two of its core topics: human rights and environmentalism.


environment human rights law social justice social science world society theory on environmentalism world society theory on human rights environmental sociology global ideas on individual environmentalism world values survey

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

About the authors

Markus Hadler is Professor of Sociology at the University of Graz, Austria, and Honorary Professor at the Department of Sociology at Macquarie University, Australia. Hadler is also Austrian representative to the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP). His research interests lie in the areas of social inequality, political sociology, and environmental sociology.

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