Global Sustainable Development in the Twenty-First Century
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Global Sustainable Development in the Twenty-First Century by Keekok Lee
Book DescriptionThis book addresses the theme of global sustainable development across two dimensions. First it introduces its progress and prospects in both rich and poor countries. It then outlines the major trends that will in practice influence the direction of sustainable development into the next century. It encompasses an understanding of sustainable development as both a theoretical framework for thinking about how to deal with human needs and environmental limits on the one hand, and a more material understanding of it as a set of practices, on the other. The book is written by a group of internationally-recognised experts in the field, and is distinctive in offering a variety of philosophical and ethical reflections on sustainable development. Core issues covered include economic growth, poverty reduction, future generations, technology, population and diversity, making it an ideal text for students. Key Features: The only available text to introduce the philosophical and ethical issues surrounding sustainable development Contributors are internationally-renowned experts in the field and include activists and policy makers, as well as academics Core areas include global equality, technology, women and population An ideal course textbook for Politics, Philosophy and International Relations students
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853312410
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Keele University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Keekok Lee
Keekok Lee is a Researcher in the Department of Philosophy at Lancaster University. Alan Holland is Professor of Applied Philosophy at Lancaster University Desmond McNeill is Director of the Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo.
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