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World Social Science Report 2013
Changing Global Environments
International Social Science Council, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Published by : OECD Publishing / Unesco Publishing , Publication date:  15 Nov 2013
Pages: 612 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264203419 , OECD Code: 012013101E1
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Produced by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and UNESCO, and published by the OECD, the 2013 World Social Science Report represents a comprehensive overview of the field gathering the thoughts and expertise of hundreds of social scientists from around the world.

This edition focuses on the transformative role of the social sciences in confronting climate and broader processes of environmental change, and in addressing priority problems from energy and water, biodiversity and land use, to urbanisation, migration and education.

The report includes 100 articles written by 150 authors from 41 countries all over the world. Authors represent some 24 disciplines, mainly in the social sciences.

The contributions highlight the central importance of social science knowledge for environmental change research, as a means of understanding changing environments in terms of social processes and as framework for finding concrete solutions towards sustainability.

Table of contents:

Preface by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO 3
Preface – A lighter carbon footprint, a greener world by Olive Shisana, President, ISSC 7
Acknowledgements 13
Acronyms and abbreviations 17
Changing global environments  31
1. Social sciences in a changing global environment: General introduction by Heide Hackmann and Susanne Moser 33
-2. Global environmental change changes everything: Key messages and recommendations by Susanne Moser, Heide Hackmann and Françoise Caillods 46
3. Social and environmental change in a complex, uncertain world: Introduction to Part 1 by Heide Hackmann and Susanne Moser 67
-4. What’s the problem? Putting global environmental change into perspective by Karen O’Brien 71
-5. The challenge of sustainable development and the social sciences by Jeffrey D. Sachs 79
-6. Between social and planetary boundaries: Navigating pathways in the safe and just space for humanity by Melissa Leach, Kate Raworth and Johan Rockström 84
-7. Inclusive wealth and the transition to sustainability by Anantha Kumar Duraiappah, Pablo Muñoz and Elorm Darkey 90
-8. Gender and environmental change by Bina Agarwal 93
-9. Social science understandings of transformation by Katrina Brown, Saffron O’Neill and Christo Fabricius 100
-10. Changing the conditions of change by learning to use the future differently  by Riel Miller 107
-11. A new vision of open knowledge systems for sustainability: Opportunities for social scientists by J. David Tàbara 112
-12. Viewpoint: Open knowledge and learning for sustainability by Tim O’Riordan 119
13. R egional divides in global environmental change research capacity:Introduction to Part 2 by Françoise Caillods 125
-14. The social sciences and global environmental change in the United States by Thomas J. Wilbanks, Thomas Dietz, Richard H. Moss and Paul C. Stern 133
-15. Social sciences at the crossroads: Global environmental change in Latin America and the Caribbean by Julio C. Postigo, Gustavo Blanco Wells and Pablo Chacón Cancino 142
-16. Brazilian studies on environmental activism by Angela Alonso and Débora Maciel 152
-17. Social sciences and global environmental change research In Latin America  by Andrea Lampis (CLACSO) 155
-18. Quo vadis? The state of social sciences and climate and global environmental change in Europe by Carolina E. Adler and Katharina Rietig 158
-19. The state of social sciences and global environmental change in Russia by Oleg Yanitsky with boxes by Boris Porfiriev and Arkady Tishkov 168
-20. Global environmental change and the social sciences in the Arab world by Ismail Serageldin 177
-21. Social science perspectives on global environmental change in sub-Saharan Africa by Coleen Vogel 184
-22. African perspectives needed on global environmental change research by James Murombedzi (for CODESRIA) 192
-23. Global environmental change and the social sciences in eastern and southern Africa by Paulos Chanie (for OSSREA) 196
-24. Social science research and global environmental change in India and South Asia by Aromar Revi and Neha Sami 198
-25. Social science research on climate change in China by Ying Chen and Laihui Xie 207
-26. Social sciences in Japan after Fukushima by Aysun Uyar 215
-27. Social science research on global environmental change in the Asia-Pacific region by John Beaton (for AASSREC)  220
28. The consequences of global environmental change: Introduction to Part 3 by Diana Feliciano and Frans Berkhout 225
-29. Are Algerian agro-pastoralists adapting to climate change? by Slimane Bédrani and Mohamed El Amine Benhassine  230
-30. Relocation as a policy response to climate change vulnerability in northern China by Yan Zheng, Jiahua Pan and Xiaoyu Zhang 234
-31. Climate change, flooding and economic well-being in Nigerian cities by Isaac B. Oluwatayo  242
-32. Resilience and adaptation in Dhaka, Bangladesh by Saleh Ahmed 246
-33. Population and land-change dynamics in the Brazilian Amazon by Julia Cortes and Álvaro D’Antona 250
-34. The risks of global warming to coral reef ecosystems by Sabah Abdullah 255
-35. Vulnerable and resilient children after disasters and gene–environment interplay by Rainer K. Silbereisen, Marinus van Ijzendoorn and Kan Zhang  257
-36. Migration as an adaptation strategy to environmental change by W. Neil Adger and Helen Adams 261
-37. The paradoxes of climate change and migration by Andrew Baldwin and François Gemenne 265
-38. The role of the social sciences in adapting to climate change in northern Europe by Carina Keskitalo 269
-39. Women and climate change adaptation in Zimbabwe by Donald Chimanikire 273
-40. Ex-rubber tappers’ and small farmers’ views of weather changes in the Amazon by Erika Mesquita 277
41. Possibilities and prospects of social change in response to the environmental crisis: Introduction to Part 4 by Susanne Moser 283
-42. Promises and pitfalls of the green economy by Ivan Turok and Jacqueline Borel-Saladin 289
-43. Viewpoint: Making sense of techno-optimism? The social science of nanotechnology and sustainability by Mammo Muchie and Hailemichael T. Demissie 295
-44. Bringing new meanings to molecules by integrating green chemistry and the social sciences by Steve Maguire, Alastair Iles, Kira Matus, Martin Mulvihill, Megan R. Schwarzman and Michael P. Wilson 300
-45. Individual and collective behaviour change by Elke U. Weber 306
-46. Going green? Using evolutionary psychology to foster sustainable lifestyles by Mark van Vugt and Vladas Griskevicius 312
-47. Environmental issues and household sustainability in Australia by Lesley Head, Carol Farbotko, Chris Gibson, Nick Gill and Gordon Waitt 316
-48. Models of human behaviour in social-ecological systems by Giuseppe Feola 321
-49. Social aspects of solid waste in the global South  by Jutta Gutberlet 326
-50. Incentives for low-carbon communities in Shanghai, China by Lei Song 333
-51. Climate change education and Education for Sustainable Development by UNESCO 335
-52. Education, science and climate change in French schools by Guillaume Arnould 338
-53. Are increasing greenhouse gas emissions inevitable? by John Urry 340
-54. The human dimensions of global environmental change by Tom W. Smith 345
-55. Environmental attitudes and demographics by Nick Johnstone, Ysé Serret-Itzicsohn and Zachary Brown 354
-56. Sustainable consumption and lifestyles? Children and youth in cities by Khairoon Abbas, Ian Christie, Fanny Demassieux, Bronwyn Hayward, Tim Jackson and Fabienne Pierre 357
-57. Bringing poor people’s voices into policy discussions by Deborah S. Rogers 362
-58. Climate is culture by David Buckland 365
59. Towards greater fairness in sharing the risks and burdens of global environmental change: Introduction to Part 5 by Diana Feliciano and Susanne Moser 371
-60. Winning environmental justice for the Lower Mekong Basin by Cassandra Pillay 376
-61. Climate change mitigation, a problem of injustice by Steve Vanderheiden 378
-62. Ethics and energy consumption by Darryl Macer 381
-63. The ethics of geoengineering by Diana Feliciano 385
-64. Ethics as a core driver of sustainability in the Caribbean by Pedro Monreal Gonzalez 388
-65. The role of religion, education and policy in Iran in valuing the environment by Hossein Godazgar 391
-66. Sacred sustainability? Benedictine monasteries in Austria and Germany by Valentina Aversano-Dearborn, Bernhard Freyer and Sina Leipold 395
-67. Public engagement in discussing carbon capture and storage by Leslie Mabon and Simon Shackley 398
-68. Biodiversity loss and corporate commitment to the un Global Compact by Chris Monks 403
-69. Towards responsible social sciences by Asuncion Lera St. Clair 408
-70. Dealing with “wicked” environmental problems: Introduction to Part 6 by Diana Feliciano and Frans Berkhout 415
-61. Is the IPCC a learning organisation? by Silke Beck  420
-72. Viewpoint: Failing to translate science into policy? From Stockholm 1972 to Rio+20 by Roberto P. Guimaræ#163;es 425
-73. The role of la red in disaster risk management in Latin America by Allan Lavell, Alonso Brenes and Pascal Girot 429
-74. A functional risk society? Progressing from management to governance while learning from disasters by Urbano Fra.Paleo 434
-75. Viewpoint: Transition to sustainable societies – was Rio+20 a missed opportunity? by Diana Sanchez Betancourt and Dominik Reusser 439
-76. Social learning and climate change adaptation in Thailand by Witchuda Srang-iam 441
-77. Indigenous groups and climate change in Colombia by Miguel Borja  445
-78. Fighting to include local voices in environmental policy-making in Brazil by Raoni Rajæ#163;o 448
-79. The need for indigenous knowledge in adaptation to climate change in Nigeria by Godwin Odok 453
-80. Quebec’s Plan Nord and integrating indigenous knowledge into social science research by Steve Jordan 456
-81. Participatory water governance in Mercosur countries by Alfredo Alejandro Gugliano and Davide Carbonai 460
-82. Glass half full or half empty? Transboundary water co-operation in the Jordan River Basin by Anders Jägerskog 464
-83. Global governance and sustainable development by Alberto Martinelli 467
-84. The politics of climate change and grassroots demands by Antônio A. R. Ioris 472
-85. Green informal services in India? Rickshaws, rag picking and street vending by Ashima Sood 476
-86. Debating transformation in multiple crises by Ulrich Brand, Achim Brunnengräber (lead authors) 480
-87. Payments for ecosystem services in biodiversity conservation by Katia Karousakis and Edward Perry 485
-88. Monitoring the effectiveness of adaptation investments by Nicolina Lamhauge and Michael Mullan 487
89. Contributions from International Social Science Council members, programmes and partners: Introduction to Part 7 by the International Social Science Council 493
-90. Anthropology and environmental change from a holistic and cultural perspective  by Thomas Reuter (for WCAA and IUAES) 497
-91. Psychological approaches and contributions to global environmental change by Kurt Pawlik and Linda Steg (for IUPsyS) 500
-92. The economics of climate and environmental change by Andrew Steer (for IEA) 503
-93. The humanities and changing global environments  by Rosi Braidotti, Kum Kum Bhavnani, Poul Holm and Hsiung Ping-chen 506
-94. Sociology and global environmental change by Stewart Lockie (for ISA) 509
-95. Geography and global environmental change by Michael Meadows (for IGU)  512
-96. Political science, global environmental change and sustainable development by Guy Lachapelle (for IPSA) 514
-97. Earth System Governance  517
-98. Global Water System Project  519
-99. Global Environmental Change and Human Security 521
-100. Integrated History and Future of People on Earth 523
-101. Industrial Transformation 525
-102. Urbanization and Global Environmental Change 527
-103. Land–Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone 529
-104. Global Carbon Project  531
-105. Global Environmental Change and Food Systems  533
-106. Global Environmental Change and Human Health  536
-107. Global Land Project 538
-108. Integrated Research on Disaster Risk programme 540
Annexes 543
Annex A. Basic statistics on the production of social science research 544
-Annex B. Bibliometric analysis of social science research into global environmental change 583
--B1. Bibliometric analysis of social science research into climate and global environmental change by Ludo Waltman 584
Glossary 607

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