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1st Edition

Edited by Michael Redclift


1,576 pages

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Hardback: 9780415340342
pub: 2005-09-22
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The notion of ‘sustainability’ has been growing in importance over the last twenty years, and is now considered a significant area of study.

This four-volume set introduces the reader to ‘sustainability’ as a concept, a contested idea, and a political goal. Bringing together a range of articles and published papers that have influenced the course of thinking in social science, the collection examines the links between the natural and social sciences, as well as the public policies that thought surrounding sustainability has helped to develop.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Sustainability Volume 2: Sustainable Development Volume 3: Sustainability Indicators Volume 4: Post-Sustainabilty?

About the Editor

Michael Redclift is a huge name in the field of Sustainable Development and has written a number of books that were influential in broadening the debate about the issue. Since 1990 he has focused as much on the developed as the developing countries, becoming the first Director of the Global Environmental Change Program for the ESRC between 1990 and 1995 and he has also acted as Coordinator for two large European Commission projects.

About the Series

Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

The Critical Concepts in Social Sciences series encompasses a wide area of study and consequently the series includes titles on a number of popular subject areas, including human geography, leisure, tourism and economics. Risk is a new publication within this series and a suitable apt title for the times we live in. Examining potential hazards, such as hurricanes, earthquakes and oil spills, the collection looks to uncover how we may better understand Risk Analysis.

The social sciences is a large area of study that is growing in interest and research output. Collections in this series look to collate the best of the available scholarship and are edited and introduced by leading academics in the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography