How can we raise the standard of living of the world’s poor and maintain high levels of social health and well-being in the developed world, while simultaneously reducing the environmental damage wrought by human activity? The social dimension of sustainability is becoming recognized as a necessary if not sufficient condition for attaining economic and environmental sustainability. The requisite dialogue requires inclusion at multi-levels. This collection of works is an ambitious and multi-disciplinary effort to indemnify and articulate the design, implementation and implications of inclusion. Included are theoretical and empirical pieces that examine the related issues at the local, national and international levels. Contributors are grounded in Sociology, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Health, Psychology, Anthropology, Social Work, Education, and Natural Resource Management.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Social Sustainability: A Multilevel Approach to Social Inclusion Jesse Dillard, Veronica Dujon, and Eileen M. Brennan Part I: The Economic Sector 2. Social Business Enterprise: A Necessary Alternative Jesse Dillard, Mellie Pullman, Joshua Bernard, and Aaron Scarborough 3. Social Sustainability and the Oil Sands Industry: Life in the Middle of Wealth but on the Margins of Well-Being Veronica Dujon 4. Strong Communities: Integrating Environmental, Economic, and Social Sustainability Keith James, Adam Murry, and Desirée Pacheco 5. Regulatory Barriers to Social Sustainability: Overcoming Environmental Health Policy Pitfalls Amy Lubitow and Jennifer H. Allen Part II: Health and Well Being 6. Social Sustainability and the Social Determinants of Health: Understanding the Connection Matthew J. Carlson and Margaret Everett 7. The Intersection of Disparity Reduction and Social Sustainability: Crafting a Stronger Foundation and Alliance Bowen McBeath, Laura Nissen, Charlotte Goodluck, and Eileen M. Brennan 8. Complete Health Equity: Bringing Mental Health into the Equity Dialog Kari Kishin Lindahl, Sonali S. Balajee, and Noelle Wiggins 9. Supports for Working Parents of Children with Disabilities: A Cross-National Comparison of Inclusive Policies Eileen M. Brennan, Julie M. Rosenzweig, Anna M. Malsch, Lisa M. Stewart, Jean Kjellstrand, and Daniel Coleman Part III: Community Resources and Resilience 10. Different Ways of Knowing, Shared Goals: Applied Sustainability Projects in the Nepalese Himalaya and the Great Basin Jeremy Spoon 11. Social Sustainability in Zimbabwe: Kuenda Mberi – Our Path Forward Kristen Magis and Jaiaen Beck 12. Youth Mentoring and the Social Dimension of Sustainability Kevin R. Jones, Thomas E. Keller, and John Dean Ossowski 13. A Call Home: Rediscovering Ourselves Through Re-Indigenization David E. Hall Part IV: Integrative Pause 14. Reflections and Future Directions Veronica Dujon, Jesse Dillard, and Eileen M. Brennan
Veronica Dujon is associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a professor in the Department of Sociology at Portland State University, where she co-teaches a seminar on Social Sustainability.
Jesse Dillard is a professor in Accounting at Portland State University. He also holds appointments at Queens University – Belfast, Victoria University of Wellington, and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Eileen M. Brennan is a research professor of Social Work, Regional Research Institute for Human Services, School of Social Work, Portland State University.