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A Value-Belief-Norm Theory of Support for Social Movements: The Case of Environmentalism
We present a theory of the basis of support for a social movement. Three types of support (citizenship actions, policy support and acceptance, and personal-sphere behaviors that accord with movementExpand
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The Struggle to Govern the Commons
Human institutions—ways of organizing activities—affect the resilience of the environment. Locally evolved institutional arrangements governed by stable communities and buffered from outside forcesExpand
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Complexity of Coupled Human and Natural Systems
Integrated studies of coupled human and natural systems reveal new and complex patterns and processes not evident when studied by social or natural scientists separately. Expand
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The Value Basis of Environmental Concern
This article describes and presents initial empirical tests of a theory that links values, beliefs, attitudes, and behavior within a preference construction framework that emphasizes the activationExpand
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Value Orientations, Gender, and Environmental Concern
A social-psychological model is developed to examine the proposition that environmentalism represents a new way of thinking. It presumes that action in support of environmental quality may deriveExpand
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STIRPAT, IPAT and ImPACT: analytic tools for unpacking the driving forces of environmental impacts
Abstract Despite the scientific consensus that humans have dramatically altered the global environment, we have a limited knowledge of the specific forces driving those impacts. One key limitation toExpand
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Science for managing ecosystem services: Beyond the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) introduced a new framework for analyzing social–ecological systems that has had wide influence in the policy and scientific communities. Studies after the MAExpand
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Effects of population and affluence on CO2 emissions.
  • T. Dietz, E. Rosa
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 7 January 1997
We developed a stochastic version of the Impact = Population x Affluence x Technology (IPAT) model to estimate the effects of population, affluence, and technology on national CO2 emissions. OurExpand
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Household actions can provide a behavioral wedge to rapidly reduce US carbon emissions
Most climate change policy attention has been addressed to long-term options, such as inducing new, low-carbon energy technologies and creating cap-and-trade regimes for emissions. We use aExpand
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Footprints on the earth: the environmental consequences of modernity.
Growing evidence demonstrating clear threats to the sustainability of the ecosystems supporting human societies has given rise to a variety of sociological theories of human-environment interactions.Expand
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