Sustainability: Sustainable development

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Michael Redclift
Taylor & Francis, 2005 M09 22 - 1576 pages

The notion of ‚€˜sustainability‚€™ has been growing in importance over the last twenty years, and is now considered a significant area of study.

This four-volume set introduces the reader to ‚€˜sustainability‚€™ as a concept, a contested idea, and a political goal. Bringing together a range of articles and published papers that have influenced the course of thinking in social science, the collection examines the links between the natural and social sciences, as well as the public policies that thought surrounding sustainability has helped to develop.

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Contents

The shaky ground of sustainability
11
principles and practice
38
The origins of sustainable development
69
Sustainable development and developing country economies
101
a coevolutionary view
131
On the archaeology of the development idea
149
a critical review
165
needs values rights
191
the impasse and beyond
256
Sustainable development and the role of land use planning
275
a conceptual framework
299
Globalization and sustainability
328
Industrial metabolism economic growth
354
definitions
369
Political ecology distributional conflicts and economic
395
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Michael Redclift is a huge name in the field of Sustainable Development and has written a number of books that were influential in broadening the debate about the issue. Since 1990 he has focused as much on the developed as the developing countries, becoming the first Director of the Global Environmental Change Program for the ESRC between 1990 and 1995 and he has also acted as Coordinator for two large European Commission projects.

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