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Mawhinney, Mark

Sustainable Development: Understanding the Green Debates

Mawhinney, Mark - Sustainable Development: Understanding the Green Debates, ebook

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Can there be a common definition of sustainable development?

Views on sustainable development range from those of the mainstream economist to the hardened environmentalist – via many shades of green. This book offers a clear overview of the debates and sets out the various theories, providing an accessible introduction for all who now need to understand how sustainable development affects their working practices.

The text is structured around key questions on the concept of sustainable development:

  • Does it define a starting point, a process, or the end-goal?
  • Can it provide a coherent theory?
  • Is it a workable concept in practice?
  • Is it ‘balanced’ or does ‘balance’ form part of the solution?

Mark Mawhinney explores the various strands of thought that claim to define sustainable development - as a concept, a theory or as a set of principles. He also highlights gaps in understanding that often arise and attempts to break down the barriers to a common understanding - redefining current concepts in terms that will help to progress the debate on sustainable development.

Keywords: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General TEC009020

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2002
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
190 pages
Category
Technology, Energy, Traffic
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781405150941
Printed ISBN
9780632064595

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