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The local politics of global sustainability

Author: Thomas Prugh; Robert Costanza; Herman E Daly
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©2000.
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"In The Local Politics of Global Sustainability, Thomas Prugh, Robert Costanza, and Herman Daly explore the political implications of ecological economics. They envision a reenergized political system based on a type of self-governance that political scientist Benjamin Barber calls "strong democracy." A politics of engagement rather than consignment, strong democracy empowers citizens to participate directly in  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Prugh, Thomas.
Local politics of global sustainability.
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c2000
(OCoLC)606252571
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Prugh; Robert Costanza; Herman E Daly
ISBN: 1559637439 9781559637435 1559637447 9781559637442
OCLC Number: 43114964
Description: xvi, 173 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Minimum technical requirements for sustainability --
Aiming for genotopia --
Prelude to politics --
Engaging politics --
The once and future democracy --
Sustainability and strong democracy.
Responsibility: Thomas Prugh, Robert Costanza, Herman E. Daly.
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This work explores the kind of politics that can help enable us to achieve a sustainable world of our choice, rather than one imposed by external forces. It offers an in-depth examination of the  Read more...

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