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  • Goh 7472

    1. 1. The Social Ecology of Asian Global Cities: A Comparative Study of Singapore & Hong Kong <ul><ul><ul><li>SHUZHEN GOH </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>s. [email_address] . edu . sg </li></ul></ul></ul>
    2. 2. Topics <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Why Hong Kong & Singapore? </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Development & Ecological Modernization </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Movements </li></ul><ul><li>Towards a New Theoretical Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
    3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Environmental Sociology </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological Habitus & Spiritual Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Taking a Social Ecological approach </li></ul><ul><li>Marrying Bookchin & Bourdieu </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why Hong Kong & Singapore? Some simple facts: 11.4 tons 5.6 tons CO2 6,043kg 2,488kg oil 8,170kWh 5,699kWh electricity 6.7 4.4 footprint 131 88 HPI rank Singapore Hong Kong
    5. 5. Why Hong Kong & Singapore?
    6. 6. Sustainable Development & Ecological Modernization <ul><li>Waves of Environmentalism </li></ul><ul><li>A Post-Ecological Society? </li></ul><ul><li>Strong versus Weak EM </li></ul>
    7. 7. Environmental Movements <ul><li>Role of Environmental Movements? </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Movements: </li></ul><ul><li>1.Democratic Space & Civil Society </li></ul><ul><li>2. Politics of Place, Culture & Identity </li></ul>
    8. 8. Towards a New Theoretical Framework <ul><li>Murray Bookchin’s Social Ecology </li></ul><ul><li>Pierre Bourdieu’s Habitus </li></ul><ul><li>Concept of Ecological Habitus </li></ul>
    9. 9. A New Theoretical Framework: Hypothesizing <ul><li>Structure: </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional/Organizational </li></ul><ul><li>Change </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Ecological </li></ul><ul><li>Movements Habitus </li></ul><ul><li>Agency: </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Dispositions </li></ul><ul><li>Perceived Power-Relations </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><ul><ul><li>Ecological Habitus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A set of durable but mutable dispositions towards the relationship between human and nature, and between humans within nature; that results in corresponding behavior. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritual Capital </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spiritual capital can be defined as the level moral consciousness in agents, as seen through their ability to transcend material and hierarchical worldviews of modern capitalism, to move towards postmaterialism and symbiosis. That is, the willingness of agents to recognize the importance of and to engage in, and invest efforts (in spite of personal inconvenience and sacrifice) to behave in ways that are responsible to the environment, ecology and fellow men. </li></ul></ul></ul>A New Theoretical Framework
    11. 11. Methodology
    12. 12. Conclusion
    13. 13. <ul><li>Goh Shuzhen </li></ul><ul><li>Masters Candidate </li></ul><ul><li>National University of Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Sociology </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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