Approaches to Sustainable Development

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Routledge, 2021 M12 24 - 313 pages
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A definition of sustainable development is that of the Brundtland Commission - "...development which meets the needs of the current generation without jeopardizing the needs of future generations". This volume seeks to analyze the economic basis for this definition, and to look at the critiques of the economic approach - which have their basis in growing disquiet over the role of the productive normative science driving technological change and economic transformation. The discussion is followed by studies of the application of the criteria of sustainability to rural problems in South Asia, Kenya, Nepal, and Latin America and to urban/industrial problems in Jamaica, Chile and Vietnam.

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List of Figures
Accounting for Sustainability
Labour Force Analysis as a Means to Understand the Livelihood Dimension of Sustainability
A Grand Illusion?
Towards Sustainable Pastoral Development in Marsabit District
Global Processes and the Politics of Sustainable Development in Colombia and Costa Rica
Richard M Auty Pollution Patterns in the Industrialization Process
Taking Stock
Subject Index

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Richard Auty is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography, University of Lancaster. Katrina Brown is Lecturer at the School of Development Studies and Senior Research Fellow at CSERGE, University of East Anglia.

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