Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management / Edition 1

Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management / Edition 1

by Bryan G. Norton
     
 

"While many disciplines contribute to environmental conservation, there is little successful integration of science and social values. Arguing that the central problem in conservation is a lack of effective communication, Bryan Norton shows in Sustainability how current linguistic resources discourage any shared, multidisciplinary public deliberation over… See more details below

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"While many disciplines contribute to environmental conservation, there is little successful integration of science and social values. Arguing that the central problem in conservation is a lack of effective communication, Bryan Norton shows in Sustainability how current linguistic resources discourage any shared, multidisciplinary public deliberation over environmental goals and policy. In response, Norton develops a new, interdisciplinary approach to defining sustainability, using philosophical and linguistic analyses to create a nonideological vocabulary that can accommodate scientific and evaluative environmental discourse." Emphasizing cooperation and adaptation through social learning, Norton provides a practical framework that encourages an experimental approach to language clarification and problem formulation, as well as an interdisciplinary approach to creating solutions. By moving beyond the scientific arena to acknowledge the importance of public discourse, Sustainability offers an entirely novel approach to environmentalism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226595214
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface : beyond ideology
A note to the busy reader : some shorter paths
Ch. 1An innocent at EPA1
Pt. ISetting the stage for adaptive management
Ch. 2Language as our environment47
Ch. 3Epistemology and adaptive management88
Ch. 4Interlude : removing barriers to integrative solutions130
Pt. IIValue pluralism and cooperation
Ch. 5Where we are and where we want to be149
Ch. 6Re-modeling nature as valued193
Ch. 7Environmental values as community commitments232
Ch. 8Sustainability and our obligations to future generations304
Ch. 9Environmental values and community goals356
Pt. IIIIntegrated environmental action
Ch. 10Improving the decision process403
Ch. 11Disciplinary stew440
Ch. 12Integrated environmental analysis and action479
AppJustifying the method519

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