SOCI 100 Lecture Notes - Environmental Crime, Global Warming

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Published on 17 Apr 2013
School
UBC
Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 100
In Class (64) Notes 03-18-2013
Values
Is the environment part of the economy? Or is the economy part of the
environment?
Environmental Paradigms: See table 16-1 p390
Dominant paradigm
Alternative environmental paradigm
Dominant Paradigm for Recent Centuries
Anchored by 2 core values:
o Material wealth creation economic growth
o Humans have inalienable right to dominate nature harness environment
to that end
All major institutions reflect widespread acceptance of this paradigm.
Alternative Environmental Paradigm
Emphasize smaller-scale
Decentralized economic and political structures
In harmony with nature delicate balance of ecosystems
Earth’s resources are limited
Little confidence in science and technology to come up with technological fix for
material and energy shortages
“Sustainable Development”
Attempt to bridge differences between 2 paradigms
“Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the
ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Is it possible? Can we achieve a new form of economic growth? Both
environmentally aware and egalitarian?
Environmental Attitudes and Concerns
Do pro-environmental attitudes convert into environmentally-friendly behavior?
Doesn’t seem to…
“Most people say they are willing to do a great deal to help curb pollution
problems and are fairly emotional about it, but in fact they actually do very
little and know even less.”
Environmental Mobilization
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Anchored by 2 core values: material wealth creation economic growth, humans have inalienable right to dominate nature harness environment to that end. All major institutions reflect widespread acceptance of this paradigm. In harmony with nature delicate balance of ecosystems. Little confidence in science and technology to come up with technological fix for material and energy shortages. Attempt to bridge differences between 2 paradigms. Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Most people say they are willing to do a great deal to help curb pollution problems and are fairly emotional about it, but in fact they actually do very little and know even less. Government regulators enforce environmental standards or nothing happens. Framing of the environmental problem: interpretations of events and their meanings, 3 parts: Motivational: call on potential recruits to take actions.

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