Environmental Reform in the Information Age. The Contours of Informational Governance.

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As the information revolution continues to accelerate, the environment remains high on public and political agendas around the world. These two topics are rarely connected, but information - its collection, processing, accessibility and verification - is crucial in dealing with environmental challenges such as climate change, unsustainable consumption, biodiversity conservation and waste management. The information society (encompassing entities such as the internet, satellites, interactive television and surveillance cameras) changes the conditions and resources which are involved in environmental governance: old modes and concepts are increasingly being replaced by new, informational ones. Arthur P. J. Mol explores how the information revolution is changing the way we deal with environmental issues; to what extent and where these transformations have (and have not) taken place; and what the consequences are for democracy and power relations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages336
ISBN (Print)9780521888127
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • environmental policy
  • change
  • government policy
  • environmental management
  • information technology
  • social change
  • globalization

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