Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Changement social et écologie : où en est la modernisation écologique ?

Abstract : This paper analyzes the relevance of ecological modernization in order to think the links between social change and ecology. This stream refers to a sociological approach of the effects of rising environmental concerns on institutional restructuring mechanisms and on processes of production and consumption, and it has experienced political appropriation and critical approaches. We will resume here the thread of ecological modernization : the analysis of environmental reforms, of institutional change and of the processes by which the ecological sphere is gaining acknowledgment, as well as the social, political and economic spheres. Indeed, despite frequent inflections of this school of thought to technical dimensions – by that close to an industrial ecology - ecological modernization remains a "social scientific interpretation of environmental reform process at multiple scale" (Mol et al., 2014). We propose an analysis of its developments, of the inflections it has undergone for several years and of its contributions and limits. We conclude with a comparison of this ecological modernization works actuality with French speaking environmental sociology to discuss their respective contributions and to evaluate ecological modernization.
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [48 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Philippe Boudes <>
Submitted on : Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:16:16 AM
Last modification on : Monday, July 6, 2020 - 3:38:16 PM


Boudes socio-logos-3142.pdf
Publisher files allowed on an open archive


  • HAL Id : halshs-01638788, version 1


Philippe Boudes. Changement social et écologie : où en est la modernisation écologique ? . Socio-logos : Revue publiée par l'Association Française de Sociologie, Association Française de Sociologie, 2017, Décloisonner l'environnement, 12. ⟨halshs-01638788⟩



Record views


Files downloads