By (author) Susan C. Baker
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Sustainable Development by Susan C. Baker
Book DescriptionThe promotion of sustainable development opens up the debates surrounding our relationship with the natural world, what constitutes social progress, and the character of development in the present and into the future. Answering the need for an introductory, comprehensive, yet critical book that explores the challenges involved in the implementation of sustainable development, this revealing text investigates this subject across different socio-political and economic contexts. It combines an examination of the institutional engagement with sustainable development at a global level, with an empirically informed discussion on challenges facing high consumption societies, economies in transition and third world countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable development. Recognizing that promoting sustainable development is a quintessentially global task, the book focuses on the authoritative Brundtland formulation of sustainable development and the role of the United Nations Summits in promoting this vision. The empirical focus of the book is complemented by strong conceptual discussions as sustainable development is explored as part of new efforts, albeit tentative, to integrate environmental, economic and (more recently) social considerations into a new development paradigm. Providing an accessible, up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of the issues surrounding the promotion of sustainable development, this unique, internationally-focused book combines a strong conceptual analysis, with wide ranging empirical focus and a wealth of case material. Including summary points and suggestions for further reading, as well as web resources and an extensive bibliography, it is ideal for students, scholars and researchers in the fields of environmental sciences, politics, sociology and development studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415282116
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susan C. Baker
In Pursuit of Sustainable Development, Paperback (July 2010)
Following the obligations incurred at the Rio Earth Summit and the related UNCED process, European states began to produce sustainable development strategies in the 1990s. This book explores how implementation strategies engage sub-national, regional and local actors in the promotion of sustainable development.
New Consumer Marketing, Hardback (June 2003)
The retail sector has experienced exponential change in the past several years in the wake of the Internet revolution and globalisation. Supply-chain management has been turned on its head and competition has grown tougher. This book discusses about consumer marketing.
Politics of Sustainable Development, Hardback (August 1997)» View all books by Susan C. Baker
This collection of essays examines the nature of sustainable development and the extent to which it is applicable in practical contexts. A key issue at stake is whether economic growth can actually be reconciled with global ecological needs.
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