2nd Edition

Managing Sustainable Development

By Michael Carley, Ian Christie Copyright 2000

    In a world where environmental problems spill across political, administrative and disciplinary boundaries, there is a pressing need for a clear understanding of the kinds of organizations, management structures and policy-making approaches required to bring about socially equitable and ecologically sustainable development. In this second edition, the authors incorporate lessons from a decade of work on the conditions of sustainability in both developed and developing countries. They prescribe action networks - partnerships of flexible, achievement-oriented actors - and present new case studies demonstrating the success of organizations that have applied this approach. They also introduce case studies on action networks that work simultaneously on international, national and local levels.

    Preface * Part I: Introduction - The Ecology of an Industrial Planet * Sustainable Development and Political Change * Part II: The Western View of Human Kind and Nature - Science and Technology and the Natural World * Western Political Ideas and Sustainable Development * Part III: Global Integration and Local Democracy - The Global Economy: Interdependence, Inequality and the Environment * Top-Down or Bottom-Up? The Dilemma of Development * Part IV: Innovative Management for Sustainable Development - Constraints on Integrated Management * Organisational Ecology and Innovative Management * Developing Action-Centred Networks for Environmental Management * Part V: Case Studies In Innovative Management - Groundwork Trusts: Environmental Rehabilitation Through Business-Community Partnerships * The IDEA Programme: Innovations in Development for Environmental Action * Growth Management Through Consensus In California * The Netherlands National Environmental Policy Plan * Conclusions * Notes and References * Index


    Michael Carley is a fellow at the Institute of Ecology and Resource Management at the University of Edinburgh. Ian Christie is a Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute in London.

    'It is well written and contains interesting case studies.' Axel Marx, Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven, Belgium