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Planet Dialectics
By Wolfgang Sachs

Planet Dialectics

Explorations in Environment and Development

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Planet Dialectics by Wolfgang Sachs

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This is a collection of explorations of some of the foremost issues the world faces at the end of the century. It considers the crisis of the Western world's relations with nature and social justice, examining: efficiency - the mantra of our times; speed - the love affair with modernity; globalization - a market inevitability and the juggernaut of history; sustainability - oxymoron as rhetoric; development - the 20th century's great undelivered promise; and limits - a new principle for the coming century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856497015
ISBN-10: 1856497011
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 138mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Wolfgang Sachs

Planet Dialectics by 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 by Wolfgang Sachs 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.

Fair Future by Wolfgang Sachs Fair Future, Paperback (April 2007)

How can those in poor countries raise their standards of living, on a planet with limited resources, without putting it under additional environmental stress? This book constructs the necessary intellectual and moral platform for fundamental progress in the decades of the 21st century.

For Love of the Automobile by Wolfgang Sachs For Love of the Automobile, Hardback (May 1992)

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 a senior research fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. He has long been active in the German and Italian green movements and is currently chairman of the board of Greenpeace in Germany. Amongst the various appointments he has held, he has been co-editor of the Society for International Development's journal Development in Rome; Visiting Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Pennsylvania State University in the USA; and a Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Studies in Essen. His first book, For Love of the Automobile: Looking Back into the History of Our Desires was published by University of California Press in 1992. He also edited the immensely influential Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power which was published by Zed Books in the same year and has since been translated into numerous languages. His most recent book in English (coauthored), Greening the North: A Post-Industrial Blueprint for Ecology and Equity, marks an important shift of agenda beyond critique to envisaging concrete alternatives and feasible processes of social transition. Wolfgang Sachs travels widely as a public speaker and university lecturer in Europe, North America and the South. His books published by Zed Books: The Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power (edited) (1992) Global Ecology: A Mew Arena of Political Conflict (edited) (1993) Greening the North: A Post-Industrial Blueprint for Ecology and Equity (coauthored with Reinhard Loske and Manfred Linz) (1998)

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