The Illusion of Progress
Unsustainable Development in International Law and Policy
By (author) Alexander Gillespie
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Illusion of Progress by Alexander Gillespie
Book DescriptionIs 'sustainable development' a charade sold to an increasingly misled public? This book presents a wide-ranging, penetrating critique of sustainability and what it actually means. The author argues that despite the rhetoric of socially and environmentally sustainable development and the ever-increasing number of legislative environmental policies, the real issues such as consumption, population growth and equity are either sidestepped or manipulated in international policy and law. Analyzing the main areas of concern - economic growth, market structure, trade, aid, debt, security and sovereignty - he shows that the entire development structure and the underpinnings of the debate are leading down quite a different path to that intended by sustainability.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853837579
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alexander Gillespie
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This unique new work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BC, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions.
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Author Biography - Alexander Gillespie
Alexander Gillespie is senior lecturer in International law at the University of Waikato, New Zealand and author of Environmental Law, Policy and Ethics.
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