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The (im)possibility of sustainable lifestyles: can we trust the public opinion and plan for reduced consumption?

Sanne, Christer


Environmentalists hold that in order to achieve sustainability, the Western lifestyle must change - all the more so since it is also a model for people in other countries aspiring to a fast economic growth. But others claim that Westerners are so materialistic that reduced consumption is ruled out. To escape this impasse, we need a better understanding of consumption: the attitudes to it, its cultural meaning in the rich Western countries and the role of consumption in the political and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program
Date published: 1998
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.4225/13/590a54b4dcf5b
Access Rights: Open Access


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