A Survey of Sustainable Development: Social and Economic Dimensions / Edition 1

A Survey of Sustainable Development: Social and Economic Dimensions / Edition 1

by Jonathan Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 155963863X

ISBN-13: 9781559638630

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Island Press

<p>Perpetual economic growth is physically impossible on a planet with finite resources. Many concerned with humanity's future have focused on the concept of "sustainable development" as an alternative, as they seek means of achieving current economic and social goals without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own goals. Sustainable…  See more details below

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<p>Perpetual economic growth is physically impossible on a planet with finite resources. Many concerned with humanity's future have focused on the concept of "sustainable development" as an alternative, as they seek means of achieving current economic and social goals without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own goals. Sustainable development brings together elements of economics, public policy, sociology, ecology, resource management, and other related areas, and while the term has become quite popular, it is rarely defined, and even less often is it understood.<p>A Survey of Sustainable Development addresses that problem by bringing together in a single volume the most important works on sustainable human and economic development. It offers a broad overview of the subject, and gives the reader a quick and thorough guide to this highly diffuse topic. The volume offers ten sections on topics including: <ul><li>economic and social dimensions of sustainable development <li>the North/South balance <li>population and the demographic transition <li>agriculture and renewable resources <li>energy and materials use <li>globalization and corporate responsibility <li>local and national strategies</ul><p>Each section is introduced with an essay by one of the volume editors that provides an overview of the subject and a summary of the mainstream literature, followed by two- to three-page abstracts of the most important articles or book chapters on the topic.<p>A Survey of Sustainable Development is the sixth and final volume in the Frontier Issues of Economic Thought series produced by the Global Development And Environment Institute at Tufts University. Each book brings together the most important articles and book chapters in a "frontier" area of economics where important new work is being done but has not yet been incorporated into the mainstream of economic study. The book is an essential reference for students and scholars concerned with economics, environmental studies, public policy and administration, international development, and a broad range of related fields.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559638630
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Series:
Frontier Issues in Economic Thought Series, #6
Edition description:
1
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Contents

FRONTIER ISSUES IN ECONOMIC THOUGHT VOLUME 6 NEVA R. GOODWIN, SERIES EDITOR,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Dedication,
Note to the Reader,
Authors of Original Articles,
Foreword,
Acknowledgments,
Volume Introduction,
PERSPECTIVES ON SUSTAINABILITY,
PART I - Economics of Sustainability: The Environmental Dimension,
PART II - Economics of Sustainability: The Social Dimension,
PART III - Global Perspectives: The North/South Imbalance,
BUILDING BLOCKS OF SUSTAINABILITY,
PART IV - Population and Urbanization,
PART V - Agriculture and Renewable Resources,
PART VI - Materials, Energy, and Climate Change,
POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY,
PART VII - Globalization and Sustainability,
PART VIII - Taming the Corporation,
PART IX - Local and National Strategies,
PART X - Reforming Global Institutions,
Bibliography,
Subject Index,
Name Index,
Island Press Board of Directors,

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