Low Carbon Communities: Imaginative Approaches to Combating by Michael Peters, Shane Fudge, Tim Jackson

By Michael Peters, Shane Fudge, Tim Jackson

Group motion is an important process within the struggle opposed to weather switch and has more and more trained executive coverage, educational inquiry and grassroots motion because the commence of this century. This well timed and fascinating quantity explores either the promise of community-based motion in tackling weather switch and a few of its barriers.

On the single hand, community-based motion bargains a significant option to in attaining international goals and an street for renewing social relatives on the neighborhood point. at the different, it demanding situations primary features of social association within the smooth financial system and occasionally comes into clash with wider buildings and constraints. This quantity brings jointly theoretical and useful views on group motion to mobilize social swap in the direction of a sustainable, low carbon destiny. The possibilities and demanding situations are thought of via a various diversity of versions and case reviews. clean conceptual insights are supplied and new gentle is shed at the coverage implications and useful ramifications of building powerful group engagement in efforts to strive against weather swap in the community.

This booklet will end up a stimulating learn for educational researchers within the fields of weather swap technology, neighborhood and nationwide point coverage research and governance study. neighborhood experts, improvement companies and coverage makers looking to comprehend and to steer the behaviours and practices of 'energy shoppers' and the groups during which they stay also will locate a lot to encourage them.

Contributors: W. Abrahamse, E. Bushay, M. Cardona, I. Christie, E. Cox, L. Curran, S. Davidson, D. Evans, S. Fudge, S. Gerrard, T. Jackson, V. Johnson, M. Kelly, H. Lee, J. Lockyer, M. Peters, S. Roberts, G. Seyfang, J. Spinney, J. Taylor

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Having changed their behaviour the individual then starts to consider the benefits of public transport, thus initiating a process of follow-up attitudinal change. Jackson states that this sits well with Bem’s (1972) perception theory which suggests that we sometimes infer what our attitudes are by observing our own behaviour. REFERENCES Bandura, A. (1973), Aggression: A Social Learning Analysis, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. Bandura, A. (1977), Social Learning Theory, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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