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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 movement
The Struggle to Govern the Commons
Promising strategies for addressing critical problems of the environment include dialogue among interested parties, officials, and scientists; complex, redundant, and layered institutions; a mix of institutional types; and designs that facilitate experimentation, learning, and change.
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 activation
Complexity of Coupled Human and Natural Systems
Synthesis of six case studies from around the world shows that couplings between human and natural systems vary across space, time, and organizational units and have legacy effects on present conditions and future possibilities.
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 derive
Science for managing ecosystem services: Beyond the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
New research is needed that considers the full ensemble of processes and feedbacks, for a range of biophysical and social systems, to better understand and manage the dynamics of the relationship between humans and the ecosystems on which they rely.
Effects of population and affluence on CO2 emissions.
The general value of the IPAT model is confirmed as a starting point for understanding the anthropogenic driving forces of global change and it is suggested that population and economic growth anticipated over the next decade will exacerbate greenhouse gas emissions.
Household actions can provide a behavioral wedge to rapidly reduce US carbon emissions
This work uses a behavioral approach to examine the reasonably achievable potential for near-term reductions by altered adoption and use of available technologies in US homes and nonbusiness travel and estimates the plasticity of 17 household action types in 5 behaviorally distinct categories.
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.