Understanding Sustainable Development

Understanding Sustainable Development

by Taylor and Francis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844074544

ISBN-13: 9781844074549

Pub. Date: 07/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Sustainable development is notoriously difficult to grasp for students and professionals. Multidimensional, encompassing social, ecological and economic theories, policies and practice, it can be a maze of complexity and contradiction.

This powerful new textbook, by a topic instructor in the field, is the first to unravel sustainable development and provide

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Overview

Sustainable development is notoriously difficult to grasp for students and professionals. Multidimensional, encompassing social, ecological and economic theories, policies and practice, it can be a maze of complexity and contradiction.

This powerful new textbook, by a topic instructor in the field, is the first to unravel sustainable development and provide readers with the deep understanding so often missing in other texts. The book adopts a multi-perspective approach designed specifically to allow access to the topic from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds and to develop understanding of a diversity of approaches and traditions at different levels. It features multiple entry points, explains, jargon and explores controversies. Also offering boxed examples from the local to the global, Understanding Sustainable Development is the most complete guide to the subject for course leaders, students and self-learners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844074549
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes

1 Globalization and Sustainable Development 1

2 Worldviews and Ethical Values - Towards an Ecological Paradigm 27

3 Cultural and Contested Understandings of Science and Sustainability 51

4 Connecting the Social with the Environmental: Social Capital and Environmental Justice 75

5 Sustainable Development, Politics and Governance 99

6 Beyond the Imperatives of Economic Growth and 'Business as Usual' 123

7 Envisioning a Sustainable Society 149

8 Tools and Systems for Sustainability 173

9 Communication and Learning for Sustainability 199

10 Leading the Sustainability Process 225

References 251

App. 1 The Earth Charter 273

App. 2 Principles of Environmental Justice 275

App. 3 Shenzhen Declaration on EcoCity Development 277

Index 279

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