New - Handbook of research on sustainable consumption

Professor John Thøgersen is co-editor of 'Handbook of research on sustainable consumption'.

2015.03.23 | Merete Elmann

The new Handbook of research on sustainable consumption published by Edward Elgar is edited by John Thøgersen, Department of Business Administration, Aarhus University, and Lucia A. Reisch, Copenhagen Business School.

The implementation of sustainable consumption presents one of the greatest challenges of our era. Consumption is a wanted and necessary phenomenon, integral to our society and economy, yet our way of consuming contradicts important ecological and social long-term goals. Although research on sustainable consumption has gained in importance and been addressed by various disciplines, this original new book is one of the few to compile and summarise the important research findings.

Against this background, the Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption provides an interdisciplinary overview of recent research on the ecological and social obstacles we face through over consumption, drawing attention to the salience of the subject and stimulating discussion in this area. In 27 chapters, leading authorities in the field provide concise and accessible expertise, covering a wide range of approaches from psychology to economics.

This collection will be a useful point of reference for students, researchers and policy makers seeking a wider understanding of the state-of-the-art of sustainable consumption research.

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