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Environment and Sustainability in a Globalizing World

1st Edition

Edited by Andrea Nightingale


262 pages | 23 B/W Illus.

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From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this student-friendly text follows a three-pronged approach to help students understand the globalizing processes relating to environment and sustainability that are examined in a range of disciplines, including environmental studies, geography, global studies, political science, international affairs, comparative politics, and other disciplines. First, it presents foundational material that gives students the conceptual underpinnings required for rigorous analysis. This section opens with a brief historical overview of the concerns revolving around environmental sustainability in the modern era. Following this, the text then presents key concepts and theoretical constructs that define the global context for sustainable environmental practices, such as the key thinkers and theories pertaining to sustainable environmental practice, and the key international agencies and treaties involved in global discussions. The second part of the book examines the space where theory meets reality. It touches on the various models and ways to measure sustainability, the range of environmental domains at play in the sustainability dialogue, and the controversies surrounding them. The third section employs case studies to examine theory and practice at work in particular situations. The case studies have been selected with an eye toward comprehensiveness of coverage across disciplines and across regions.

Table of Contents

Part I: Background, Theory, and Contexts

1. Introduction and Overview

Andrea J. Nightingale, Tom Böhler, and Ben Campbell

2. Background and History of "Sustainability"

Andrea J. Nightingale, Tom Böhler, Ben Campbell, and Linus Karlsson

3. Narratives of Sustainability: Key Concepts and Issues

Andrea J. Nightingale, Linus Karlsson, Tom Böhler, and Ben Campbell

4. Enacting Sustainability

Andrea J. Nightingale, Tom Böhler, and Ben Campbell

5. Issues of Scale in Producing Sustainability

Andrea J. Nightingale and Linus Karlsson

6. The Range of Environmental Concerns

Andrea J. Nightingale and Linus Karlsson, Laura Saxer, and Ben Campbell

Part II: Case Studies

7. Introduction to the Case Studies

Andrea J. Nightingale and Tom Böhler

8. Alternative Food Movements and Transition Towns in the United Kingdom

Ben Campbell

9. Community Forestry and Sustainability in Nepal

Dinesh Paudel

10. Sustainable Mining and the North

Nancy Langston

11. Governing Genetically Modified Crops and Agricultural Sustainability

Phil Macnaghten

12. Rethinking Sustainable Community through Permaculture Initiatives in Zimbabwe

Pamela Richardson Ngwenya

13. The Entanglements of Oil Extraction and Sustainability in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Angus Lyall and Gabriela Valdivia

14. Sustainability and Gender Equality: Exploring the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Sarah Bradshaw

15. Sustaining What and By What Means? The Importance of Local Social Relations in the Sahel

Matthew D. Turner

About the Editor

Andrea J. Nightingale is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo. She has been Chair of Rural Development in the Global South at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and a Professor II at Noragric, Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

About the Series

Foundations in Global Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
SCIENCE / Environmental Science