Implementing Sustainable Development

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Implementing Sustainable Development focuses on the challenge of turning international commitments and policy promises into action. Using examples and cases from around the U.S. and around the world, it examines the successful and failed efforts designed to address the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of sustainable development. Based on broad research that started before the Earth Summit, Implementing Sustainable Development offers a practical and useful approach to identifying and addressing policy implementation challenges.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742523616
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 442
  • Product dimensions: 0.98 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (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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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 The Foundations of Sustainable Development Chapter 3 The Prinicples of Sustainable Development: Global Common Commitments Chapter 4 Questions of Technical Feasibility: Do We Know How To Do It? Chapter 5 Fiscal Feasibility: From Paper To Action Chapter 6 Administrative Feasibiity: Good Intentions, Intelligence, and Money Are Not Enough Chapter 7 Political Feasibility: The Will To Act and The Power To Get It Done Chapter 8 Ethical Feasibility: Values That Matter Chapter 9 Cultural Feasibility: One Size Does Not Fit All Chapter 10 Ideas That Matter Chapter 12 Case List Chapter 13 Index

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