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Values in Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Edited by Jack Appleton


344 pages

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To enhance sustainable development research and practice the values of the researchers, project managers and participants must first be made explicit. Values in Sustainable Development introduces and compares worldviews and values from multiple countries and perspectives, providing a survey of empirical methods available to study environmental values as affected by sustainable development. The first part is methodological, looking at what values are, why they are important, and how to include values in sustainable development. The second part looks at how values differ across social contexts, religions and viewpoints demonstrating how various individuals may value nature from a variety of cultural, social, and religious points of view. The third and final part presents case studies ordered by scale from the individual and community levels through to the national, regional and international levels. These examples show how values can motivate, be incorporated into and be an integral part of the success of a project.

This thought-provoking book gives researchers, students and practitioners in sustainable development a wealth of approaches to include values in their research.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Methods for Understanding Individuals’ Values 1. Caring for What We Care About Vandana Shiva 2. Including Participants' Values in the Sustainable Development Process Jack Appleton 3. Constructing Values and Beliefs: A Relational Approach to Sustainable Development Sheila McNamee 4. Understanding Values Using Critical Discourse Analysis G. G. Patthey 5. Psychometrics: Measuring Attitudes and Values about the Environment Tammi Vacha-Haase, Anne M. Hansen, and Zinta S. Byrne 6. Determining Environmental Values Using Focus Groups Ding Ding 7. Determining Environmental Values: Storytelling at BP David M. Boje and Jacob A. Massoud 8. Charrettes in the Sustainable Development Process Jack Appleton 9. Science and Sustainability: A Transition Research Perspective Derk Loorbach and Bettina Wittneben Part 2: Religious and Ethnically Based Environmental Values 10. Indigenous Peoples Environmental Values Peter N. Jones 11. Hindu Traditions and the Environment Dixit, Prakash C. 12. The Jewish Tradition of Stewardship David Patterson 13. Christian Stewardship Fred Van Dyke 14. Islam and Stewardship Hamim Hamim, Luluk Setyaningsih, and Asep Nurhalim 15. The Social Construction of African-American Environmental Values Cassandra Johnson-Gaither and J.M. Bowker 16. Latin Americans and the Environment: Attitudes, Beliefs, and Values Victor Corral-Verdugo, Blanca Fraijo-Sing, and Cesar Tapia-Fonllem 17. Post-Disaster Japan’s Environmental Transition W. Puck Brecher 18. Environmental Values in China Paul G. Harris 19. African Environmental Values Expressed through Proverbs Chigbo Joseph Ekwealo 20. Achieving Sustainability in Nigeria Aina Thompson Adeboyejo and David Victor Ogunkan Part 3: Examples of Values Guiding Behavior 21. Sustainable Perspectivalism: Who Sustains Whom? Michael Marder 22. Landscaping with Sustainability Principles Kathy Shearin 23. Bringing Sustainability and Science to the Incarcerated: The Sustainable Prisons Project Nalini M. Nadkarni and Dan J. Pacholke Case Study: Teaching Wildlife Conservation and Sustainability behind Bars Marc Bekoff 24. Designing Environmental Education Programs: Modeling Pro-environmental Competency Blanca Fraijo-Sing, César Tapia-Fonllem, and Victor Corral-Verdugo 25. Avoiding Wrong Turns on the Road to Ecosystem Services Valuation Keven Halsey 26. Values and Strategies for the Environment and Sustainable Development Mark E. Hillon 27. Building Resilience in East African Cities: The Spirit Of ‘Harambee’: The Nexus Between Sustainability and Climate Change Response Justus Kithiia and Anna Lyth 28. The Impact of Development on Biodiversity in Singapore Kwek Yan Chong, Marcus Aik Hwee Chua, Mei Lin Neo, Daniel Jia Jun Ng, Siti Maryam Yaakub, Tai Chong Toh, Alison Kim Shan Wee, and Ding Li Yong 29. Environmental Law as a Foundation for Sustainable Development Ambassador Amado S. Tolentino, Jr.

About the Editor

Jack Appleton is a research fellow at the University of Malaysia Sabah, Borneo, and teaches 'Principles of Sustainability' and 'Research and Quantitative Methods' at Merlyhurst University, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

This series uniquely brings together original and cutting-edge research on Sustainable Development. The books in this series tackle difficult and important issues in Sustainable Development including values and ethics; sustainability in higher education; climate compatible development; resilience; capitalism and de-growth; sustainable urban development; gender and participation; and well-being.

Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, the series promotes interdisciplinary research for an international readership. The series was recommended in the Guardian’s suggested reads for Development and Environment.

The series welcomes submissions from established authors in the field as well as from young authors. To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Rebecca Brennan (

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy