Citizen-Consumers and Evolution: Reducing Environmental Harm by Mikael Klintman

By Mikael Klintman

This e-book displays upon and reviews the possibility of citizen-consumer's to change their common eating behavior and to 'shop ethically, 'care for the surroundings' and 'think glocally' for you to decrease environmental damage. the writer argues that our current conceptual knowing of what drives peoples' environmental behaviour (that environmental treatments should be discovered by way of opting for mounted ends which citizen-consumers might attempt for) is insufficient and that environmental rules in line with those views of human behaviour yield bad effects and won't switch citizen-consumer behaviour.

Developing a considerable problem to the present authorized theories, this e-book units out a groundbreaking method of knowing citizen-consumer behaviour from the point of view of evolutionary idea. The evolutionary conception of human nature exhibits that first of all, environmental challenge isn't really a common aspect throughout assorted cultures and secondly, that neglecting one's environmental damage via striving for person accumulation of wealth isn't a attribute of human nature. in its place, it really is social motivation, instead of rational selection that's the motive force at the back of human corporation and spotting the significance of social motivation is vital as a foundation for the development of sustainable improvement and edition of the norms and practices of citizen-consumers, markets and politics. The e-book concludes through discussing how the evolutionary viewpoint on human behaviour can represent the root for the improvement of functional environmental initiatives and policies.

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