Sustainable Production and Consumption

Daniel Welch, James D. Wright (Editor)

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Sustainable production and consumption (SPC) is both a policy area and a multi- and interdisciplinary research agenda that seeks to address the transformation of society toward environmental and social sustainability. The SPC field encompasses diverse research topics and theoretical approaches, often characterized as falling into stronger and weaker versions, defined by commitment to more or less systemic socioeconomic change. Fault lines within the field reflect fundamental controversies within the social and behavioral sciences more broadly, such as the structure–agency antinomy. Major theoretical developments within SPC include novel conceptual frameworks for production–consumption systems and reconceptualizations of consumption.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherElsevier BV
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • Sustainable Consumption Institute


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