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Global Environmental Governance

Social-Ecological Perspectives


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Karl Bruckmeier
    Pages 1-12
  3. The Global Environmental Situation

  4. Knowledge for Renewing Environmental Governance

  5. Towards the Future Society: World Ecology and Changing Societal Relations with Nature

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 287-289

About this book


This book provides a critical review of global environmental governance as part of the broader process of sustainably transforming modern society. The author argues for substantial modifications, outlining potential improvements in knowledge bridging processes, integration and synthesis that offer valuable information for environmental policy and governance. These improvements, he argues, should be achieved through the use of theoretical and empirical knowledge gleaned from global scenario analysis and interdisciplinary environmental research, and with the aid of new practices for knowledge sharing, cooperation and collective learning. The analysis presented in the book is based on recent developments in social ecology and the author’s interdisciplinary theory of society-nature interaction (Social-Ecological Transformation: Reconnecting Society and Nature, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).


socio-ecological environmental management environmental governance social ecology nature-society interaction nature and society

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Higher School of EconomicsNational Research UniversityMoscowRussia

About the authors

Karl Bruckmeier is a Professor at the Department of Sociology, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. He formerly served as a Professor of Human Ecology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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