This book 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.
Half Title Page.
International Advisory and Editorial Board.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
List of Boxes.
Notes on the Editor and Contributors.
Introduction The Social Science of Nature: Nature’s Passage and Pathways.
Sustainability and Governance: Some Starting Points.
1: Introduction to Part One: Sustainability and Governance: Some Starting Points.
2: Re-Reading Sustainability Through the Triple Helix Model in the Frame of a Systems Perspective.
3: Environmental Philosophy and Environmental Ethics for Sustainability.
4: The Role of Social Science in Nature–Society Transitions.
5: Understanding the Evolving Relationship between Tourism and Nature in an Era of Sustainability.
6: Governance Mechanisms as Promoters of Governability: A Political Science Perspective on Institutional Complexity.
7: Nature Governance: A Multimodal View.
8: Purposeful Institutional Change for Adaptive Governance of Natural Resources: How to Cater for Context and Agency?.
Natural and Socio-Natural Vulnerabilities: Interweaving the Natural and Social Sciences.
9: Introduction to Part Two: Natural and Socio-natural Vulnerabilities: Interweaving the Natural and Social Sciences.
10: Human Vulnerability and Resilience to Environmental Hazards.
11: Epistemic Politics of Climate Change.
12: A New Biopolitics of Environmental Health: Permeable Bodies and the Anthropocene.
13: Nature, Critique, Ontology, and Decolonial Options: Problematising ‘The Political’.
Spacing Natures: Sustainable Place-Making and Adaptation.
14: Introduction to Part Three: Spacing Natures: Resourceful and Resilient Community Environmental Practice.
15: Spacing Conservation Practice: Place-making, Social Learning, and Adaptive Landscape Governance in Natural Resource Management.
16: Politics of Connectivity: The Relevance of Place-Based Approaches to Support Sustainable Development and