An Introduction to Sustainable Development / Edition 4

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Overview

Sustainable development continues to be the key idea around which environment and development are structured. In addition, sustainable development is now stated as a principle policy goal of many more institutions in development than at any previous time. But the last decade has also witnessed development reversals and accelerated environmental degradation in particular places.

The extensively revised third edition continues to provide an accessible introduction to the principal ideas behind and practices flowing from the notion of sustainable development with a particular focus on the developing world.

The new edition encompasses greater critical reflection on the motives underpinning and changes seen in the pursuit of sustainable development. The inherently political and conflicting nature of sustainable development and the difficult challenges it thereby presents for local communities through to multi-lateral institutions are highlighted. Explicit attention is given to the significance of place and difference in shaping the prospects of sustainability including within the context of a globalising world economy. Progress in the arena of developing indicators of sustainable development is also incorporated.

Containing many new boxed case studies, discussion questions, chapter summaries and guides for further reading, this text provides an invaluable introduction to the characteristics, challenges and opportunities of sustainable development.

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Editorial Reviews

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'A useful summary of the subject. Clear maps and figures and key information in boxes.' - Dr Howard Lee, Wye College, UK, on the second edition

'This book is a joy to read. It describes without bias the myriad factors influencing our current understanding of sustainable development. It is well illustrated with figures, tables and boxes.' – Experimental Agriculture

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415590730
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 968,092
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer A. Elliott is Principal Lecturer in Geography at the University of Brighton.

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Table of Contents

1 What is sustainable development? 7
2 The challenges of sustainable development 44
3 Actors and actions in sustainable development 90
4 Sustainable rural livelihoohds 140
5 Sustainable urban livelihoods 189
6 Sustainable development in the developing world : an assessment 235
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