The Local Politics of Global Sustainability / Edition 2

The Local Politics of Global Sustainability / Edition 2

by Thomas Prugh, Robert Costanza, Herman E. Daly
     
 

Explores the political implications of ecological economics, and presents a vision of a re-energized political system based on a type of self-governance that empowers citizens to participate directly in community decision making. Uses examples of communities that are experimenting with various features of such a democratic system to explain the crucial biophysical,… See more details below

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Explores the political implications of ecological economics, and presents a vision of a re-energized political system based on a type of self-governance that empowers citizens to participate directly in community decision making. Uses examples of communities that are experimenting with various features of such a democratic system to explain the crucial biophysical, economic, and social issues involved in achieving a sustainable world of our choice, rather than one imposed by external factors. Prugh is an energy analyst and writer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559637435
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
 
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Minimum Technical Requirements for Sustainability
Chapter 3. Aiming for Genotopia
Chapter 4. Prelude to Politics
Chapter 5. Engaging Politics
Chapter 6. The Once and Future Democracy
Chapter 7. Sustainability and Strong Democracy
 
Index

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