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Sustainable development : exploring the contradictions

Author: M R Redclift
Publisher: London ; New York : Methuen, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that environmental problems need to be looked at internationally, in terms of the global economic system, and that the degradation of the environment is not natural, but an historical process  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M R Redclift
ISBN: 0416902405 9780416902402 0416902502 9780416902501 0415050855 9780415050852
OCLC Number: 15316935
Description: 221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Sustainable development: the concept --
3. Economic models and environmental values --
4. Sustainable development: the problem --
5. The internationalization of the environment --
6. The transformation of the environment --
7. Environmental management and social movements --
8. The frontiers of sustainability --
9. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Michael Redclift.

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