Search for dissertations about: "Mainstream and counterpoint"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the words Mainstream and counterpoint.

  1. 1. Misplaced Concreteness and Concrete Places : Critical Analyses of Divergent Discourses on Sustainability

    Author : Carina Borgström Hansson; Humanekologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; econometrics; Economics; Mainstream and counterpoint; Discourse; Place; Adaptive management; Genuine savings; Ecological footprint; Ecological economics; Bioregionalism; Sustainability; Environmental economics; Human ecology; Misplaced concreteness; economic theory; economic systems; economic policy; Nationalekonomi; ekonometri; ekonomisk teori; ekonomiska system; ekonomisk politik;

    Abstract : This dissertation critically examines the tension between mainstream and counterpoint perspectives on sustainability on the basis of analyses of four approaches to this issue: environmental economics, ecological economics, adaptive management, and bioregionalism, which are presented as successive attempts to challenge mainstream, modernist perspectives on socio-ecological relationships. The different worldviews and identity constructions associated with the two extremes in this spectrum of approaches are examined on the basis of interviews with environmental economists and bioregionalists in California. READ MORE