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This Handbook gives a comprehensive, international and cutting-edge overview of Sustainable Development. It integrates the key imperatives of sustainable development, namely institutional, environmental, social and economic, and calls for greater participation, social cohesion, justice and democracy as well as limited throughput of materials and energy. The nature of sustainable development and the book's theorization of the concept underline the need for interdisciplinarity in the discourse as exemplified in each chapter of this volume. The Handbook employs a critical framework that problematises the concept of sustainable development and the struggle between discursivity and control that has characterised the debate. It provides original contributions from international experts coming from a variety of disciplines and regions, including the Global South. Comprehensive in scope, it covers, amongst other areas: Sustainable architecture and design Biodiversity Sustainable business Climate change Conservation Sustainable consumption De-growth Disaster management Eco-system services Education Environmental justice Food and sustainable development Governance Gender Health Indicators for sustainable development Indigenous perspectives Urban transport The Handbook offers researchers and students in the field of sustainable development invaluable insights into a contested concept and the alternative worldviews that it has fostered.
|Publication date:||3rd May 2017|
|Publisher:||Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Climate change, Development studies, Environmental economics, Environmental science, engineering & technology, Environmental science, engineering & technology, Environmental science, engineering & technology, Environmental science, engineering & technology, Biodiversity,|
Michael Redclift is Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy at King's College, London, UK, where he has taught since 1999. Delyse Springett formerly directed the Centre for Business and Sustainable Development at Massey University, New Zealand, and taught Master's courses on business and sustainability at Massey University and at the University of Hong Kong.More About Michael Redclift