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IInd Call for Papers: “The Ecological Economics of Consumption”

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  • Dr. Kaushal K. Srivastava
    9th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) December 15 - 19, 2006, in Delhi, India www.ISEE2006.com Call for Papers
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      9th Biennial Conference of the
       
      International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)
       
      December 15 - 19, 2006, in Delhi, India
       

       

      Call for Papers

       

      for the Sub-Session

      “The Ecological Economics of Consumption”

      (part of “Talking Across Disciplines”)

       
       
      Sub-Session Coordinators:
       
      • Inge Røpke (Technical University of Denmark)
      • Atsushi Inaba (Research into Artifacts, RACE, The University of Tokyo, and Research Center for Life Cycle Assessment, AIST, Japan)
      • Jikun Huang (Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
      • Kaushal K. Srivastava (Centre for Environment, Social & Economic Research, India)
      • Lucia Reisch (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
      • Maurie Cohen (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
       
      Deadline for abstract submission:       July 31, 2006
       
      Notification of accepted proposals:    August 31, 2006
       
      Submission of full paper:                     October 31, 2006
       
      Abstracts:        Abstracts should be limited to 250 words. Abstracts must be submitted online to the conference organizers (www.ISEE2006.com) and by email to the session organizers (ir@...).
       
      Aim and scope of the working session:
       
      In ecological economics, as well as related fields such as industrial ecology and ecological design, the issue of consumption and the environment has attracted rapidly growing interest during the last 5-10 years. With this session we intend to get an impression of the present research frontier and to identify relevant directions for ecological-economic studies on consumption. To date most research has concentrated on the dynamics and implications of contemporary consumption practices in industrialized countries. It is, however, becoming increasingly relevant also to ascertain the environmental implications of consumption in countries such as India and China. Furthermore, it is more relevant than ever to study sustainable consumption alternatives to the present dominant trends. Topics of interest for this session include but are not limited to:
       
      • Basic theoretical and conceptual issues related to consumption
      • Environmental impacts of consumption
      • Driving forces behind consumption growth in different social settings
      • The role of globalization in the development of consumption patterns
      • The changing composition of consumption
      • Technological change and consumption – part of both problems and solutions
      • Product-service systems
      • The diffusion of Western consumer values to other parts of the world
      • The relationship between consumption and quality of life
      • Sustainable consumption policies: assessment of experience, new suggestions
      • The communication of sustainable consumption – best practices?
      • What can behavioural economics contribute to the study of sustainable consumption?
      • Voluntary simplicity, downshifting, and alternative consumption lifestyles
      • Distributional issues related to consumption and environment
      • The relationship between private and collective consumption
      • Sustainable consumption from the perspective of transition management
       
       
      Abstracts must be submitted online to the conference organizers (www.ISEE2006.com) and by email to the session organizers Dr. Inge Røpke (email: ir@...).
       
       
       
      With regards
       
      Dr. Kaushal K. Srivastava
      Coordinator of  Sub-Session: The Ecological Economics of Consumption
      9th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)
       
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      Dr. Kaushal K. Srivastava
       
      Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Ecological Economics & Statistics
                 http://www.ceser.res.in/ijees.html , email: ijees@...
      Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Ecology & Development (IJED)
                  http://www.isder.ceser.res.in/ijed.html, email: ijed@...
      Director, Centre for Environment, Social & Economic Research, Roorkee
                      http://www.ceser.res.in, email: ceserres@...
       


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