Social Science Theory for Environmental Sustainability: a Practical Guide

Short Description

Book coverEnvironmental problems are people problems, and as such there is a demand for better integration of social sciences into conservation training and practice. People rely on a healthy natural environment for clean air and water, food, shelter, and materials for creating a comfortable daily life. Additionally, studies have shown that healthy natural environments provide physical and psychological benefits for those who spend time in them. Local natural environments are a source of pride, and people are willing to travel throughout the world to experience the wonders of rainforests, coral reefs, alpine scenery, and other land and water features. All of this could bring to mind the questions "why is it so hard to protect them?" In order to answer this, we must examine the human factor in accepting and adopting even the most ingenious technological solutions.

This book provides a range of theories that students and practitioners can apply to their work. This book serves as a reference guide for conservation scientists, students, and practitioners to navigate the complexities of applying social science to real-world problem solving.

Suggested Citation

Stern, Marc. (2018). Social Science Theory for Environmental Sustainability A Practical Guide.