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Sustainable development is notoriously difficult to grasp for students and professionals.

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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 textbook, by a topic instructor in the field, is the first to unravel sustainable development and provide readers with a deep understanding so often missing from 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. It also provides wide-ranging boxed examples from the local to the global, extra readings and online material for course leaders, motivated students and self-learners.






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condition new
ISBN 9781844074556
author John Blewitt
Publication Date Jan 8, 2008
Number of Pages 306
Publisher Stylus Publishing
Table of Contents List of Figures, Tables and Boxes; Introduction; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; 1) Globalization and Sustainable Development; 2) Worldviews and Ethical Values - Towards an Ecological Paradigm; 3) Cultural and Contested Understandings of Science and Sustainability; 4) Connecting the Social with the Environmental: Social Capital and Environmental Justice; 5) Sustainable Development, Politics and Governance; 6) Beyond the Imperatives of Economic Growth and 'Business as Usual'; 7) Envisioning a Sustainable Society; 8) Tools and Systems for Sustainability; 9) Communication and Learning for Sustainability; 10) Leading the Sustainability Process; References; Appendix 1: The Earth Charter; Appendix 2: Principles of Environmental Justice; Appendix 3) Shenzhem Declaration of EcoCity Development; Index.
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