Bringing new meanings to molecules by integrating green chemistry and the social sciences


The chemical industry, perhaps more than any other, needs to change if it is to be acceptable and viable in a greener, more sustainable world. Chemists and chemical engineers are taking up this challenge through “green chemistry,” and social scientists with backgrounds in economics, politics and law, along with environmental health scholars, are increasingly collaborating with them to produce socially robust knowledge through interdisciplinary scholarship.

Publication date: 
January 1, 2013
Publication type: 
Book / Chapter
Macguire S, Iles A, Matus K, Mulvihill M, Schwarzman M, Wilson MP. (2013) Bringing New Meaning to Molecules by integrating green chemistry and the social sciences, in ISSC and UNESCO. World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments, ed. S. Moser and F. Berkhout. OECD Publishing and Unesco Publishing, Paris, France.