1st Edition

The Condition of Sustainability

By Ian Drummond, Terry Marsden Copyright 1999
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book examines the political economy of sustainable development. The authors consider why most approaches to sustainable development have proved inadequate. Bringing together key ideas from social theory, food regimes and sustainability debates, the book presents a new and more dynamic way of thinking about sustainable development and a methodology for applying these ideas.
    Case study material focuses on the food system particularly the sugar industry in Australia and Barbados.

    Introduction 1 Sustainable development: the impasse and beyond 2 Realism: questions of ontology—understanding the causality of the unsustainable 3 Regulation and the conditioning of the unsustainable: questions of theory and practice 4 International food systems: creating spaces for foods and nature 5 Sugar 6 The regulation of the Barbados sugar industry 7 The regulation and re-regulation of the Australian sugar industry 8 The condition of sustainable development


    Ian Drummond (Author), Terry Marsden (Author)

    'This is , without doubt, an impressive book. It displays a clarity of analysis and structure that is rare in works on the environment.' - Raymond L. Bryant, King's College London

    'It is, in short, an accessible work that is also a major contribution to the literature on sustainability.' - Raymond L. Bryant, King's College London