Resource Conflicts, Security and Global Justice
Edited by Wolfgang Sachs
By (author) Tilman Santarius
Translated by Patrick Camiller
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Fair Future by Wolfgang Sachs
Book Description'The world has enough for everyone's needs, but not enough for everyone's greed.' Mahatma Gandhi Oil crisis, water conflicts, declining food security - we hear one report after another about resource scarcity - while with growing populations and huge poverty, nations are demanding their right to development. In the age of globalization this right cannot be disputed, yet the planet is already exhibiting signs of acute environmental stress. Indians want more roads and Chinese more oil: the struggle over nature will partly shape the crises of the twenty-first century. Clashes over resources, both major and minor, are often the unseen factor behind chaos and violence and it is vital to start thinking about how the distribution of resources can be made more just. This book, written by specialists from the internationally renowned Wuppertal Institute, provides an account of what is involved in the resource conflicts of today and tomorrow. It puts forwards perspectives for resource justice and outlines a global economic and environmental policy equally committed to nature and to humanity. This new work, rich in analysis and information, offers a compass to anyone looking for ways in which global society might face the challenge of the future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842777299
(216mm x 135mm x 135mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Wolfgang Sachs
Planet Dialectics, Paperback (March 2015)
In this classic text, Wolfgang Sachs, one of the world's leading post-development thinkers shows how the notion of 'sustainable development' is fundamentally flawed.
Development Dictionary, Paperback (November 2009)
Reviews the key concepts of the development discourse. This book contains essays each of which examines one concept from a historical and anthropological point of view and highlights its particular bias.
For Love of the Automobile, Hardback (May 1992)» View all books by Wolfgang Sachs
Presents a cultural analysis of the motor car in Germany. This work starts from the assumption that the automobile is more than a means of transportation and that its history cannot be understood merely as a triumphant march of technological innovation.
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Author Biography - Wolfgang Sachs
Wolfgang Sachs is an author and research director at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy, in Germany. Tilman Santarius joined the Wuppertal Institute in 2001 and is a senior research fellow working in the fields of trade policy, climate policy, and globalization.
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