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The challenge of sustainability : linking politics, education and learning

Author: Hugh Atkinson; Ros Wade
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This timely and accessible book explores the links between politics, learning and sustainability. Its central focus is the future of people and the planet itself. The challenges that we face in combatting climate change and building a more sustainable world are complex and the book argues that if we are to successfully meet these challenges we need a fundamental change in the way we do politics and economics,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Atkinson; Ros Wade
ISBN: 9781447306467 1447306465
OCLC Number: 894273134
Description: xi, 251 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Planetary challenges : the agenda laid bare / Hugh Atkinson --
The politics of sustainability : democracy and the limits of policy action / Stuart Wilks-Heeg --
Learning, pedagogy and sustainability : the challenges for education policy and practice / Ros Wade --
Climate change and environmental policy in the US : lessons in political action / Hugh Atkinson --
'Greening' the European Union? The Europeanisation of European Union environment policy / John O'Brennan --
Re-thinking globalisation through convergence : active learning for social movements / Jenneth Parker --
The challenge of sustainability in sub Saharan Africa : the implications for education policy and practice / Ros Wade with Vincent Muhumaza, Chikondi Musange and Heinrich Rukundo --
Regional centres of expertise as mobilising mechanisms for education for sustainable development / Roger A. Petry, Lyle M. Benko, Takaaki Koganezawa, Tomonori Ichinose and Mary Otieno, with Ros Wade --
Social media and sustainability : the right to the city / John Blewitt --
Emerging themes and future scenarios / Hugh Atkinson and Ros Wade.
Responsibility: edited by Hugh Atkinson and Ros Wade.

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Exploring the links between politics, learning and sustainability this book argues that if we are to successfully meet the challenges of climate change and sustainability we need to embed a lifelong  Read more...

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"A comprehensive and insightful view of the politics involved in meeting the challenges of sustainability....a valuable text, a fine contribution to the literature on sustainability." Local Economy Read more...

 
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