Re-engaging with Sustainability in the Anthropocene Era: An Institutional Approach

Re-engaging with Sustainability in the Anthropocene Era: An Institutional Approach

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Overview

Re-engaging with Sustainability in the Anthropocene Era applies organization theory to a grand challenge: our entry into the Anthropocene era, a period marked not only by human impact on climate change, but on chemical waste, habitat destruction, and despeciation. It focuses on institutional theory, modified by political readings of organizations, as one approach that can help us navigate a new course. Besides offering mechanisms, such as institutional entrepreneurship, social movements, and policy shifts, the institutional-political variant developed here helps analysts understand the framing of scientific facts, the counter-mobilization of skeptics, and the creation of archetypes as new social orders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108727693
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/30/2018
Series: Elements in Organization Theory
Pages: 75
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - a grand challenge and one organization theory response; 2. A modified reading of institutional elements in Anthropocene society; 3. A modified reading of institutional change mechanisms in Anthropocene society; 4. Resistance from counter-cultures that deny Anthropocene issues; 5. Three archetypes of Anthropocene society - collapsed systems, market rules and technology fix; 6. The fourth archetype of Anthropocene society: cultural re-enlightenment as flourishing; 7. Conclusion.

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