About the editors

Martin Reynolds, a lecturer in systems at The Open University, is course team chair for the OU postgraduate course Environmental Responsibility and, since 2002, chair for Environmental Ethics. He started work at The Open University in 2000 and has been writing for postgraduate courses on environmental ethics, environmental decision-making and institutional development. He has researched and published widely, including his book Operational Research and Environmental Management (co-authored with Gerald Midgley), and contributed many book chapters, journal papers and policy briefings.

Chris Blackmore, a senior lecturer in Systems and Environment at The Open University, is a founding course team member for the OU postgraduate course Environmental Ethics. She is currently a member of the management team for the OU-wide Ethics Centre and also the founding course team chair of the postgraduate course Environmental Decision Making and still one of its co-chairs and a course author. Her main research area, in which she has various publications, is in learning systems and communities of practice for environmental decision-making, including issues of ethics, social learning, global citizenship, sustainability and responsibility.

Mark J. Smith, Politics and International Studies and the Center for Citizenship, Identities and Governance at The Open University, researches environmental responsibility, transnational corporations, civic engagement and the role of ethics in politics and the environment. He is author or editor of numerous books, including Environment and Citizenship, Responsible Politics, Ecologism, Social Science in Question, Thinking through the Environment and Rethinking State Theory and Culture, as well as many chapters and articles. Formerly at Sussex University, his visiting professorships include the University of Oslo and Norwegian Business School and he has been a researcher in universities in the US and South Africa.

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