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Economy-Environment-Development-Knowledge by Ken Cole
Book DescriptionAs we approach the end of the second millennium, we find ourselves in times of radical social change. Orthodox explanations of the economy, the environment and the development process are unable to provide coherent policies for such issues as employment creation, environmental degradation and social progress. Economy-Environment-Development-Knowledge provides alternative perspectives on these fundamental aspects of human existence. Economists, environmentalists, and development theorists have so far been unable to agree on the most successful prescriptions to address problems. To understand, contrast and compare alternative understandings of economic, environmental and development issues, we need to be aware why theorists conceptualise the process of social experience so differently. Part 1 of Economy-Environment-Development-Knowledge addresses the subjective preference, cost-of-production and abstract labour theories of values in economics; Part 2 explains egocentrism, ecocentrism and socioecocentrism as competing theoretical perspectives in environmental theory; Part 3 highlights modernisation theory, structuralist theory and class struggle as ways to account for the process of development and Part 4 examines the generation of knowedge through positivism, paradigms and praxis, legitimating competing perspectives in economics, environmentalist and development. The book concludes by considering why different people find alternative explanations more or less plausible. By addressing the disagreements between theorists, Economy-Environment-Development-Knowledge provides a unique basis to contrast and compare the plethora of theories of, and policies for, economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and social progress.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415162593
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ken Cole
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Designed as a reference work for experienced ju-jitsu practitioners and novices, this book contains chapters on each of the belts, including blocks, strikes and kicks, as well as throws, strangles and chokes. Illustrated with 650 photographs, it covers unarmed techniques, body weapons, and the use of some of the weapons employed in ju-jitsu.
Economy-Environment-Development-Knowledge, Hardback (November 1999)
Contrasting and comparing theories of, and policies for, economic propsperity, environmental sustainability and social progress, this text shows why theorists conceptualize the process of social experience so differently.
Sustainable Development for a Democratic South Africa, Paperback (April 1994)» View all books by Ken Cole
After the multi racial elections in April 1994, South Africa has been set on a new course. This book analyses the changes which are needed and which might result from the new political culture. It discusses the policy requirements necessary for sustainable development.
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