An Introduction to Sustainable Development

By: Jennifer A. Elliott

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Sustainable development continues to be the idea around which environment and development are structured. In addition, sustainable development is now stated as a principle policy goal of many more institutions in development than at any previous time. But the last decade has also witnessed development reversals and accelerated environmental degradation in particular places. The extensively revised third edition continues to provide an accessible introduction to the principle ideas behind and practices flowing from the notion of sustainable development with a particular focus on the developing world. The new edition encompasses greater critical reflection on the motives underpinning and changes seen in the pursuit of sustainable development. The inherently political and conflicting nature of sustainable development and the difficult challenges it thereby presents for local communities through to multi-lateral institutions are highlighted. Explicit attentions given to the significance of place and difference in shaping the prospects of sustainability including within the context of a globalising world economy. Progress in the arena of developing indicators of sustainable development is also incorporated. Containing may new boxed case studies, discussion questions, chapter summaries and guides for further reading, the text provides an invaluable introduction to the characteristics, challenges and opportunities of sustainable development. Printed Pages: 302.

Title: An Introduction to Sustainable Development

Author Name: Jennifer A. Elliott

Categories: India, Environment,

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2010

ISBN: 0415335590

ISBN 13: 9780415335591

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 701841

Keywords: An Introduction to Sustainable Development Jennifer A. Elliott