This revised and updated new edition retains the clear and powerful argument which characterized the original. It gives a valuable analysis of the theory and practice of sustainable development and suggests that at the start of the new millennium, we should think radically about the challenge of sustainability.
Fully revised, this latest edition includes further reading, chapter outlines, chapter summaries and new discussion topics, and explores:
Offering a synthesis of theoretical ideas on sustainability based on the industrialized economies of the North and the practical, applied ideas in the South which tend to ignore 'First World' theory, this important text gives a clear discussion of theory and extensive practical insights drawn from Africa, Latin America and Asia.
'Theoretically coherent, with a full and consistent argument running throughout … a highly accessible book, the clear writing and attention to detail make it a valuable text for undergraduate courses addressing a wide range of topics.' - Chasca Twyman, Times Higher Education Supplement
1. The Dilemma of Sustainability 2. The Origins of Sustainable Development 3. The Development of Sustainable Development 4. Sustainable Development: The Rio Machine 5. Mainstream Sustainable Development 6. Countercurrents in Sustainable Development 7. Environment, Degradation and Sustainability 8. The Environmental Costs of Development 9. The Political Ecology of Sustainability 10. Sustainability and Risk Society 11. Mainstreaming Environmental Risk 12. Sustainable Development from Below 13. Green Development: Reformism or Radicalism?