© 2009 – Routledge
480 pages | 61 B/W Illus.
The concept of sustainability lies at the core of the challenge of environment and development and the way governments, business and environmental groups respond to it. Green Development provides a clear and coherent analysis of sustainable development in both theory and practice.
This third edition retains the clear and powerful argument of previous editions, but has been updated to reflect advances in ideas and changes in international policy. Greater attention has been given to political ecology, environmental risk and the environmental impacts of development.
This fully revised third edition discusses:
Green Development offers clear insights into the challenges of environmental sustainability and social and economic development. It is unique in offering a synthesis of theoretical ideas on sustainability and in its coverage of the extensive literature on the environment and development around the world.
This book has proved its value to generations of students as an authoritative, thought-provoking and readable guide to the field of sustainable development.
1. The Dilemma of Sustainability 2. The Roots of Sustainable Development 3. The Development of Sustainable Development 4. Sustainable Development: Making the Mainstream 5. Mainstream Sustainable Development 6. Delivering Mainstream Sustainable Development 7. Countercurrents in Sustainable Development 8. Dryland Political Ecology 9. Sustainable Forests? 10. The Politics of Preservation 11. Sustainability and River Control 12. Industrial and Urban Hazard 13. Green Development: Reformism or Radicalism?