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The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND THEIR CO-PRODUCTION This handbook is a key critical research resource for researchers and practitioners across the social sciences and their contributions to related disciplines associated with the fast developing interdisciplinary field of sustainability science.

Across the Development Divide: A North–South Perspective on Environmental Democracy
Across the Development Divide: A North–South Perspective on Environmental Democracy
Seema Arora-Jonsson

Invocations of ‘planet earth’ and climate change initiatives have made environmental governance a ‘global’ challenge. Policy-making is increasingly transnationally defined and there is now greater emphasis on the need to analyze environmental issues as spanning the global North and South. This chapter explores how the issue of democracy in environmental governance is often dealt with in a transnational and, more specifically, North–South perspective, by analyzing Swedish policy-making on the environment. I contrast Swedish environmental policy-making in international development aid with environmental policy-making within Sweden to study how gender and people's participation is imagined in policies on sustainable development and environment in relation to other ...

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