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Alan Irwin
Reitor de Pesquisa da Copenhagen Business School

Alan Irwin é Reitor de Pesquisa da Copenhagen Business School. Anteriormente, atuou como professor de Políticas Científicas e Tecnológicas e como Reitor de Estudos Sociais e Ambientais na Universidade de Liverpool. É doutor pela Universidade de Manchester, onde também trabalhou. Além disso, atuou na Universidade de Brunel (onde foi Pró-reitor de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento). Alan preside o painel estratégico britânico sobre "Biociência para a sociedade" da BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council). Também é um membro honorário da Associação Britânica para o Avanço da Ciência.


Alan Irwin tem publicado sobre questões de política científica e tecnológica, governança científica, risco e relações entre público e ciência. Dentre seus livros destacam-se: Risk and the Control of Technology (1985), Citizen Science (1995), Sociology and the Environment (2001) e (em co-autoria com Mike Michael) Science, Social Theory and Public Knowledge (2003). Ele também foi co-editor (junto a Brian Wynne) do livro Misunderstanding Science? (1996). Suas pesquisas vêm sendo financiadas por uma série de organizações intencionais, incluindo o ESRC, Nuffield Foundation, Leverhulme e a Comissão Europeia. Sua pesquisa mais recente é sobre governança científica – que inclui um trabalho junto ao Ministério britânico de Ambiente, Alimentação e Assuntos Rurais sobre o papel dos peritos no processo político. Em colaboração com o think-tank Demos, foi um dos autores de ‘The Received Wisdom’ (2006).
 
 
 
Principais publicações
Horst, M. and Irwin, A., ‘Nations at Ease with Radical Knowledge: on consensus, consensusing and false consensusness’. Social Studies of Science (no prelo)
 
Hagendijk, R. and Irwin, A., ‘Public deliberation and governance: engaging with science and technology in contemporary Europe’. Minerva Vol. 44(2) 2006 pp167-184.
 
Irwin, A., 'The politics of talk: coming to terms with the "new" scientific governance.' Social Studies of Science Vol. 36(2) 2006. pp299-320.
 
Stilgoe, J., Irwin, A., Jones, K., The Received Wisdom: opening up expert advice. (Demos, London: 2006)
 
Irwin, A. and Michael, M., Science, Social Theory and Public Knowledge. (Open University Press, Maidenhead; 2003)
 
Irwin, A., ‘Constructing the scientific citizen: science and democracy in the biosciences’. Public Understanding of Science Vol 10 (1), 2001 pp1-18.
 
Irwin, A., Sociology and the Environment: a critical introduction to society, nature and knowledge. (Polity, Cambridge; 2001)
 
Irwin, A. and Wynne, B., (eds) Misunderstanding Science? the public reconstruction of science and technology (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge; 1996).
 
Irwin, A., Citizen Science; a study of people, expertise and sustainable development (Routledge, London; 1995).
 
Irwin, A., Risk and the Control of Technology (Manchester University Press; 1985; reprinted as paperback 1987).  


Prof. dr. ir. G. Spaargaren

Position
Professor and Senior Lecturer at the ENP-group;
Coordinator at interim of the Research Methodology Group


Background

  • Endowed Professor on ‘Environmental Policy for Sustainable Lifestyles and Patterns of Consumption. Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University. (2004 - present).
  • Coordinator at interim of Research Methodology Group, Dept. of Social Sciences, Wageningen University (2005 – present)
  • Senior Lecturer in Environmental Sociology and Policy, at the Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University (1999 – present).  
  • Endowed Professorship (0.2) at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, on the ‘policy aspects of environmental education’ (1999 – 2003), on behalf of IVN.  
  • PhD in Sociology, Wageningen University  
  • MSc in Sociology (Cum Laude) at the department of sociology, Wageningen University
  • Curriculum Vitae (as of june 2005)  

 

Research profile

  • Fields of expertise: sustainable consumption and lifestyles; social theory and the environment; domestic consumption of energy, water and waste-services; sociology of environmental flows; sociological theory.  
  • I have carried out and supervised a number of major national and international research projects in various parts of the world and in several EU-countries.  
  • ENP Research theme: Sustainable Consumption and Production  coordinating – together with Arthur Mol – the research program at ENP

Publications

  • Spaargaren, G. [2003), Sustainable Consumption: A theoretical and environmental policy perspective. Society and Natural Resources, 16: 687 – 701 (el) (chm) (k)  
  • Spaargaren, G. and S. Martens (2004) Globalisation and the role of Citizen-Consumers in Environmental Politics. In: Frank Wijen, Kees Zoeteman and Jan Pieters (eds.) A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy; National Government Interventions in a Global Arena. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. (el) (chm) (k)  
  • Arthur P. J. Mol and Gert Spaargaren (2005). From Additions and Withdrawals to Environmental Flows: Reframing Debates in the Environmental Social Sciences. Organization Environment 2005;18 91-107 (el) (ft-lim) (chm)(k)
  • Complete list of publications at Wageningen University

Research projects


  • CONTRAST-project: CONsumption TRAnsitions for suSTainability; a research project in collaboration with University of Tilburg, NMP and LEI research institutes, financed by GaMON and KSI-Bsik. (2004-2008)
  • PROVIDE project, a major research project on water and waste(water) infrastructural development in three East-African countries, together with a number of WUR-partners, African institutes and universities, and WASTE-consultancy (2006-2011).
  • WWW.Greenfood.wrld, an international comparative research project on Green Consumerism in Globalizing Food Markets, with Asian and Brazilian partners.
  • DESAR-phase 1; an EET-funded major project on the application of Decentral Sanitation and Re-use technologies.

Educational tasks

  • Theories and Themes: sociology and economics. ENP 22806 Wageningen University
  • Principles of Environmental Sciences ESA 20806 Wageningen University
  • Milieu en Maatschappij. 600266, Tilburg University
  • Social Theory and the Environment ENP-32806 Wageningen University
  • Contemporary Social Theory ENP-51306 Wageningen University
  • Supervision Thesis Students

Other academic memberships and achievements

  • Chair of SWOME, a Dutch national network of social science researchers in the field of environment and nature (2004- present).
  • Associate Editor of Society and Natural Resources.
  • Co-organizer of several workshops and regional congresses for the ISA-RC-24; upcoming are a workshop on Sustainable Consumption in Madison, Wisconson, june 2006 and a special session on Social Theory and the Environment during the Durban-conference july 2006.



 
 
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