Much of the world will be living in broadly "liberal" societies for the foreseeable future. Sustainability and security, however defined, must therefore be considered in the context of such societies, yet there is very little significant literature that does so. Indeed, much ecologically-oriented literature is overtly anti-liberal, as have been some recent responses to security concerns. This book explores the implications for sustainability and security of a range of intellectual perspectives on liberalism, such as those offered by John Rawls, Robert Nozick, Frederick Hayek, Ronald Dworkin, Michael Oakeshott, Amartya Sen and Jürgen Habermas.
Preface. 1. Amaratya Sen and Sustainability Timothy W. Luke 2. Rawlsian Justice in a Common Globe Aaron James 3. Deliberative Communication for Sustainability? A Habermas-Inspired Pluralistic Approach Tomas Englund, Johan Öhman and Leif Östman 4. Dworkin and the Appeal of Theory Stephen Guest 5. Nozick on Security and Sustainability Christopher Winch 6. Hayekian Liberalism and Sustainable Development
Mark Pennington 7. Engaging Tradition: Michael Oakeshott on Liberal Learning Hanan Alexander 8. Liberalism, Sustainability, Security, Learning: Framing the Issues Stephen Gough and Andrew Stables. Contributors. Index.