Environment and Society

 

Convenor: 
Kris van Koppen: Environmental Policy Group, Social Sciences Department, Wageningen University, The Netherlands 

 

Tuesday September 23  (14:00 - 16:00) - ROOM 1.5 

Session 1 
Nature-society relations and new theories of social research

Chair: Kris van Koppen

Author(s): Cécilia Claeys-Mekdade and Marie Jacqué
Institution: DESMID - Université de la Méditerranée
Country: France 
IS SOCIOLOGY OF THE ENVIRONMENT SUPPOSED TO BE "GREEN"?
Author(s): Ernest García
Institution: Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of Valencia
Country: Spain 
NATURE-SOCIETY RELATIONS: NEW FORMS OF THEORETICAL REDUCTIONISM AND THE PERSISTENCE OF THE "SOCIAL EXCEPTIONS"
Author(s): Raymond Murphy
Institution: Department of Sociology, University of Ottawa
Country: Canada 
SUSTAINABILITY OR DISASTER: SOCIAL CHANGE AND CHANGING DYNAMICS OF NATURE
Author(s): Irene Sossounova
Institution: Russian Academy of Science, Institute of Social-Political Research
Country: Russia 
SOCIAL ECOLOGY IN INFORMATION SOCIETY IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION
Author(s): Päivi Timonen
Institution: National Consumer Research Centre
Country: Finland 
CONSUMERS MUNDANE HOPES AS A FORCE FOR CHANGE

 

Wednesday September 24   (9:00 - 11:00) - ROOM 1.5  

Session 2 
Sustainable development and local action

Chair: Hellmuth Lange

Author(s): Artemio Baigorri, Mar Chaves, Ramón Fernández, and José López Rey
Institution: GIESyT, University of Extremadura
Country: Spain 
SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS IN THE CONFORMATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDES AND ARTICULATION OF CIVIC MOVEMENT
Author(s): Sandra Sumane
Institution: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia 
Country: Latvia 
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE LABORATORIES: CASE OF ORGANIC FARMERS GROUPS
Author(s): Uli Kozeluh and Michael Ornetzeder
Institution: Center for Social Innovation
Country: Austria 
LOCAL AGENDA 21 PROCESSES IN AUSTRIA: FROM MANIPULATION TO PARTICIPATION?
Author(s): Maria Tysiachniouk
Institution: Center for Independent Social Research
Country: Russia 
CO-MANAGING THE TAIGA - RUSSIAN FORESTS AND THE CHALLENGE OF INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTALISM
Author(s): Harald Rohracher
Institution: Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture
Country: Austria 
SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH AS PART OF 'TECHNOLOGY-ORIENTED ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMMES'
 
 

 

 

Wednesday September 24   (14:30 - 16:30) - ROOM 1.5  

Session 3
Environmental justice

Chair: Hilary Tovey

Author(s): Hellmuth Lange
Institution: Research Centre Work-Environment-Technology, University of Bremen
Country: Germany 
SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES AND JUSTICE
Author(s): Anne Kristine Haugestad
Institution: Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Country: Norway 
FROM "OUR COMMON FUTURE" TO "OUR COMMON ATMOSPHERE": THE RISE OF AN EPISTEMIC COMMUNITY ON GLOBAL REGIMES OF RESOURCE QUOTAS

Author(s): Hans Bruyninkcx
Institution: Wageningen University and Research Centre
Country: The Netherlands 
WORKERS' ORGANIZATIONS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATING A NEW THEME IN AN 'OLD SOCIAL MOVEMENT'
Author(s): Sarianne Tikkanen
Institution: Department of Social Policy, University of Helsinki
Country: Finland 
SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL TAX REFORM - OPPORTUNITIES AND BARRIERS, AND REMARKS FROM FINLAND
Author(s): Irina Lambaeva
Institution: Department of Social Ecology, East-Siberia State Technological University
Country: Russia 
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS IN MULTI-ETHNIC SOCIETY

 

 

Wednesday September 24   (17:00 - 18:30) - ROOM 1.5 

Session 4 
Environmental risk and trust

Chair: Peter Oosterveer

Author(s): Anita Kalnina
Institution: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia
Country: Latvia 
RISK AWARENESS AND SUB-POLITICS IN LATVIA
Author(s): Hannot Rodríguez
Institution: University of the Basque Country
Country: Spain 
RISK REVISITED: PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE AND THE NEW CULTURE OF INDETERMINACY
Author(s): Harald Heinrichs and Hans Peter Peters
Institution: Research Center Jülich
Country: Germany 
MEDIA COMMUNICATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS: THE CASE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND COASTAL PROTECTION
Author(s): Peter Phillimore
Institution: School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, University of Newcastle
Country: United Kingdom 
THE FAMILIARITY OF RISK IN TWO PETROCHEMICAL TOWNS: TRUST AND AMBIVALENCE IN GERMANY AND SCOTLAND
Author(s): Luigi Pellizzoni
Institution: Department of Human Sciences, University of Trieste
Country: Italy 
TRUST, RESPONSIBILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

 

Wednesday September 24 (19.00 - 20.30) - ROOM 1.5

Business meeting


Thursday September 25   (9:00 - 11:00) - ROOM 1.5 

Session 5 
Expert knowledge and environmental democracy

Chair: Kris Van Koppen

Author(s): Gloria Baigorrotegui Baigorrotegui
Institution: University of the Basque Country:
Country: Spain 
THE SOCIAL CONFLICTS OF TECHNOLOGY
Author(s): Mary Kelly
Institution: Department of Sociology, University College Dublin
Country: Ireland 
ENVIRONMENTAL DISCOURSES IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Author(s): Mikael Klintman and Magnus Böstrom
Institution: Department of Sociology, University of Lund
Country: Sweden 
FRAMINGS OF "NATURALNESS" IN ORGANIC FOOD LABELLING DEBATES: TOWARD ENVIRONMENTAL DEMOCRACY IN SWEDEN AND THE U.S.?
Author(s): Ketil Skogen
Institution: NOVA - Norwegian Social Research
Country: Norway 
THE FLIP SIDE OF REFLEXIVITY? AMBIGUOUS CONTESTATION OF KNOWLEDGE IN HIGH MODERNITY
Author(s): Sally Eden, Gordon Walker and Andrew Donaldson
Institution: University of Hull, Staffordshire University and University of Hull
Country: United Kingdom 
NGOS AND EXPERTISE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

 

Thursday September 25   (14:30 - 16:30) - ROOM 1.5 

Session 6A
Nature conservation movements and nature

Chair: Ørnulf Seippel

Author(s): Magnus Böstrom
Institution: Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research
Country: Sweden 
THE HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ROLES OF NATURE PROTECTION ORGANIZATIONS IN SWEDEN
Author(s): William T. Markham
Institution: Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Country: USA 
NATURE PROTECTION AND NATURE PROTECTION ORGANIZATIONS IN GERMANY
Author(s): Marie Jacqué
Institution: DESMID - Université de la Méditerranée
Country: France 
THE PROTECTION ORGANIZATION DISCOURSE IN FRANCE: FROM NATURE PROTECTION TO THE FORMATION OF CITIZENS
Author(s): Christopher Rootes
Institution: University of Kent at Canterbury
Country: United Kingdom 
CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS IN BRITAIN
Author(s): Giorgio Osti
Institution: Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Uomo, Università degli Studi di Trieste
Country: Italy 
NATURE PROTECTION IN ITALY
Author(s): Kris Van Koppen
Institution: Environmental Policy Group, Social Sciences Department, Wageningen University
Country: The Netherlands 
CONTINUITY AND TRANSFORMATION IN DUTCH NATURE CONSERVATION

 

Thursday September 25 (14:30 - 16:30) - ROOM 1.6

Session 6B: (Parallel session
Environmental behaviour in societal context

Chair: Hilary Tovey

Author(s): Christoph Reinprecht
Institution: Institute of Sociology, University of Vienna
Country: Austria 
SOCIO-CULTURAL BACKGROUND OF WASTE MANAGEMENT IN URBAN AREAS IN MALI
Author(s): Antonio Aledo Tur and José Andrés Domínguez Gómez
Institution: Department of Sociology I, University of Alicante, Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Huelva
Country: Spain
SOCIOCULTURAL DETERMINANTS OF WATER MANAGEMENT
Author(s): Tally Katz-Gerro and Meir Yaish
Institution: Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Haifa
Country: Israel 
DARLING, DON'T FORGET TO SORT THE GARBAGE BEFORE YOU PUT IT IN THE BIN": WHO DETERMINES ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR IN THE FAMILY?
Author(s): Randi Johanne Hjorthol
Institution: Institute of Transport Economics
Country: Norway 
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF CHANGES IN TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR AMONG MEN AND WOMEN
Author(s): Mette Jensen
Institution: Department of Policy Analysis, National Environmental Research Institute
Country: Denmark 
ACCELERATING MOBILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

 

Friday September 26   (9:00 - 11:00) - ROOM 1.5 

Session 7 
Environmental attitudes, social movements and civil society (1)

Chair: Ørnulf Seippel

Author(s): Mercedes Pardo
Institution: Department of Sociology, University of Navarra
Country: Spain 
CONTRADICTIONS BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES AND BEHAVIOR? CASE STUDY: NAVARRA (SPAIN)
Author(s): Julia Bardes
Institution: University of Political Sciences
Country: France 
FROM CONSERVATIONISM TO POLITICAL ECOLOGY: TRADITIONAL AND MODERN SUPPORTERS IN TODAY'S ENVIRONMENTALISM (GERMANY, GREAT BRITAIN, NORWAY, FRANCE, THE US AND JAPAN)
Author(s): Lioudmila Gourieva
Institution: Moscow Aviation Institute (Technical University), Tomsk State University
Country: Russia 
VIOLATION OF THE ECOLOGICAL SAFETY RIGHT AND ACTIVITY POPULATION IN RADIATION AFFECTED AREAS (TOMSK, SIBERIA)
Author(s): Hilary Tovey
Institution: Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin
Country: Ireland 
CONCEPTUALISING ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM
Author(s): Ian Byron and Allan Curtis
Institution: Bureau of Rural Sciences, Social Sciences Program
Country: Australia 
MAINTAINING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

 

 

Friday September 26   (14:30 - 16:30) - ROOM 1.5 

Session 8A 
Environmental attitudes, social movements and civil society (2)

Chair: Cécile Claeys-Mekdade

Author(s): Antti Kouvo
Institution: Department of Sociology, University of Turku
Country: Finland 
ENVIRONMENT, CITIZENSHIP AND POLITICAL ORIENTATIONS
Author(s): Riley E. Dunlap and Annamari Konttinen
Institution: Department of Social and Political Sciences, Åbo Akademi University; Department of Sociology, University of Turku
Country: Finland 
GREEN PERCEPTIONS: THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS OF THE GREEN LEAGUE OF FINLAND AND REPORTED VOTING FOR ITS CANDIDATES
Author(s): Audrone Telešiene
Institution: Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kaunas University of Technology
Country: Lithuania 
ENVIRONMENTAL DISCOURSE IN LITHUANIA IN THE POST-SOVIET PERIOD
Author(s): Fritz Reusswig
Institution: Global Change and Social Systems Department, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Country: Germany 
LIFESTYLES AND NATURE CONSERVATION. THE FRAGMENTED SUSTAINABILITY TRANSITION OF A MODERN SOCIETY
Author(s): Anna Oloffson and Susanna Öhmann
Institution: Department of Social Science, Mid Sweden University
Country: Sweden 
CLUSTERING ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDES - TRANS ATLANTIC COMPARISONS

 

Friday September 26   (14:30 - 16:30)- ROOM 1.6

Session 8B (Parallel session) 
Biotechnology and the social sciences

Chair: Mary Kelly

Author(s): J. David Tàbara
Institution: Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST), Autonomous University of Barcelona
Country: Spain 
CASE-BY-CASE VERSUS SYSTEMIC PRECAUTION OVER AGRICULTURAL GMOS IN SPAIN. THREE PLAUSIBLE FUTURE SCENARIOS
Author(s): Peter Oostveer
Institution: Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University
Country: The Netherlands 
GMO REGULATION IN THE EU: ACTORS, LEVELS AND PRINCIPLES
Author(s): Ørnulf Seippel
Institution: Institute for Social Research
Country: Norway 
THE NATURE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
Author(s): Jobst Conrad
Institution: Centre for Environmental Research
Country: Germany 
SUSTAINABILITY OF INNOVATIONS IN PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY: OPTIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF A REGIONAL RESEARCH NETWORK
Author(s): Ignacio Mendiola
Institution: University of the Basque Country
Country: Spain 
THE METAPHORICAL BASIS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
Author(s): Javier Zúñiga and Andoni Eizagirre
Institution: Cátedra Sánchez-Mazas, University of the Basque Country
Country: Spain 
NATURE AND SOCIETY IN BIOTECHNOLOGY RISK ASSESSMENT

 


Saturday September 27   (9:00 - 11:00) - ROOM 1.5 

Session 9 
Environmental Policy and Communication

Chair: Hans Bruyninckxl

Author(s): Firuz Demir Yasamis
Institution: School of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University
Country: Turkey 
AN ASSESSMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ATTITUDE ON ENVIRONMENT: ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE PERFORMANCE OF THE INDUSTRY IN TUZLA, ISTANBUL
Author(s): Martin O'Brien
Institution: Department of Applied Social Science, Lancaster University
Country: United Kingdom 
RUBBISH SOCIETY: OR WHY FISHCAKES ARE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Author(s): Xavier Lemaire
Institution: University of Warwick
Country: United Kingdom 
THE HYDRO-ELECTRIC DAM OF PETIT-SAUT OR THE "SACRIFICE" OF THE GUYANESE TROPICAL RAINFOREST
Author(s): David H. Bennett  and Heather J. Aslin
Institution: Australian High Commission, Bureau of Rural Sciences
Country: Australia
UNPRINCIPLED: SUSTAINABILITY WITHOUT THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE?
Author(s): Sandra Šumane
Institution: Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia
Country: Latvia 
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE LABORATORIES: CASE OF ORGANIC FARMERS GROUPS

 

Saturday September 27   (11:30 - 13:00) - ROOM 1.5 

Session 10 
Environmental attitudes, social movements and civil society (3)

Chair: Kris Van Koppen

Author(s): Cigdem Adem
Institution: Public Administration Institute for Turkey and the Middle East
Country: Turkey 
TURKISH NGO PARTICIPATION AT RIO UNCED AND JOHANNESBURG WSSD
Author(s): Jean-Paul Bozonnet
Institution: CIDSP, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Grenoble
Country: France 
THE REASONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION
Author(s): Seija Tuulentie
Institution: The Finnish Forest Research Institute
Country: Finland 
THE POWER OF NATURE-BASED TOURISM: TOURISTS ATTITUDES TO THE USE OF NATURE IN PERIPHERAL COMMUNITIES
Author(s): Françoise Bartiaux
Institution: Institut de Démographie
Country: Belgium 
ARE ENVIRONMENTAL MORE BENIGN PRACTICES LED BY ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS? SOME EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE
Author(s): Elsa Faugère and Isabelle Haynes
Institution: Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise
Country: Belgium 
THE BODY AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL INDEX