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Provides an introduction to the key philosophical ideas which lie behind the principles of sustainable development. This work discusses key contemporary issues including global warming, third world poverty, trans-national citizenship and globalizatio … weiterlesen
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Titel: Spaces of Sustainability: Geographical Perspectives on the Sustainable Society
Autor/en: Mark (University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK) Whitehead

ISBN: 0415358043
EAN: 9780415358040
Sprache: Englisch.
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10. Januar 2006 - kartoniert - 242 Seiten

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Provides an introduction to the key philosophical ideas which lie behind the principles of sustainable development. This work discusses key contemporary issues including global warming, third world poverty, trans-national citizenship and globalization. It offers an insight into contemporary attempts to create a more sustainable society.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1 The Geographies of the Sustainable Society. Part 1 -- Spaces of Sustainability 2 Ecological Modernization in the West: Making Business Sense Out of Sustainability. 3 Sustainable Development in the Post-Socialist World. 4 The Pollution of Poverty: Sustainability in the Developing World. Part 2 -- Scales of Sustainability 5 Sustainability in a Global Era. 6 The Sustainable Region. 7 Sustainable Cities. 8 Localizing the Sustainable Society: Between Citizenship and Community 9 Conclusions -- Reflections on Actually Existing Sustainabilities.

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University of Wales Aberystwyth

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'This book is about ideas and approaches to sustainability [...] it is an excellent introduction to the topic for geographers' - Ian Gordon, University of Manchester Geography (Journal) 2007.'Whitehead has envisioned Spaces of Sustainability as an introduction to the key debates and philosophical principles surrounding sustainable development and, in this regard, he succeeds admirably. In a concise fashion, he provides the reader with a well-informed and eminently readable overview of the key debates, theories and philosophical concepts, and policy initiatives in the realm of sustainable development. Furthermore, throughout the book he synthesizes a diverse collection of literature from both academia and the mass media and provides an eclectic and interesting array of real-world case studies drawn from a host of more and less developed countries [...] As a consequence, Spaces of Sustainability will serve as a valuable introduction for upper-level undergraduate students in geograp
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