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Sustainability

Author: Thomas Pfister, (Professor of sociology); Martin Schweighofer; Andreas Reichel
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2016. ©2016
Series: Key ideas.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sustainability as a reference frame for dealing with the interconnection of environmental, economic and social issues on a global scale is not only characterized by complex problems and long-term strategies but also by differences and disagreements with regard to its meanings and how they should be realised. Therefore, Rather than seeking a single most appropriate definition of Sustainability, the main focus of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pfister, Thomas, (Professor of sociology).
Sustainability.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2016
(DLC) 2015044493
(OCoLC)911799085
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Pfister, (Professor of sociology); Martin Schweighofer; Andreas Reichel
ISBN: 9781134688050 1134688059 9781315882888 1315882884
OCLC Number: 950739145
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 109 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Historical reflection : a brief genealogy of sustainable development --
Sustainability and climate change --
Sustainability and energy systems --
Sustainability and food systems --
Sustainability as transformation and reflexivity.
Series Title: Key ideas.
Responsibility: Thomas Pfister, Martin Schweighofer and André Reichel.

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The advantages of the discourse of sustainability are that it brings together contemporary economic and moral imperatives in the context of scientific knowledge. Its disadvantages relate to its  Read more...

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