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Implementing Sustainable Development: From Global Policy to Local Action
     

Implementing Sustainable Development: From Global Policy to Local Action

by Claudia Maria Vargas, Phillip J. Cooper
 

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There is a great deal of rhetoric and no shortage of ideas about sustainable development. However, note Cooper and Vargas (both of the U. of Vermont), there has also been an "implementation gap." Saying that "implementation is the art of the feasible," they present a feasibility framework for professionals called on to implement policy that allows them to assess the

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There is a great deal of rhetoric and no shortage of ideas about sustainable development. However, note Cooper and Vargas (both of the U. of Vermont), there has also been an "implementation gap." Saying that "implementation is the art of the feasible," they present a feasibility framework for professionals called on to implement policy that allows them to assess the technical, legal, fiscal, administrative, political, ethical, and cultural feasibility of policy. The issues raised by each of these feasibility factors are explored in separate chapters. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

Sylvester Murray
An excellent book that presents sustainable development in a comprehensive fashion. Thorough, well researched, and precisely on target, the authors frame the implementation issues very well. A welcomed addition to the literature.
Barry Allen
The wide range of case studies illustrate well the problems and possibilities of applying the principles of sustainable development in our communities.
Jack Manno
What I appreciate about it most is its thorough and cross-disciplinary focus on the feasibility for sustainable development. I welcome it as a thorough treatment of the feasibility of sustainable development in the 'real world.'
Karina Garbesi
A rich source of detailed examples illustrating the successes and failures of sustainable development projects in both developing and developed countries. The book provides a comprehensive framework for assessing the causes of those successes and failures, and thereby a means to anticipate and correct potential pitfalls in future efforts. Its thorough documentation, lucid prose, and abundant case studies make this book an important resource for students and practitioners alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742523609
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author

Philip J. Cooper is professor of liberal arts in the Department of Political Science at the University of Vermont. Claudia Maria Vargas is director of Intercultural Programs and research assistant professor, College of Medicine, University of Vermont.

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