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Green Development: Environment and Sustainability in a Developing World
Adams, Bill
ISBN 13: 
9780415820714
Previous ISBN (13): 
9780415395076
ISBN 10: 
0415820715
Category: 
ConsHlth: Environmental
Edition: 
4
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis
Publication Date: 
01/2021
Format: 
Cloth
Status: 
Not Yet Published
Imprint: 
Routledge
Affiliation: 
University of Cambridge, UK
Audience: 
College/higher education
Pages: 
452
Weight: 
2
Retail Price: 
150.00 (Tentative Price May Change)
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Synopsis:

This text provides a clear and coherent analysis of sustainable development in theory and practice.  It the concept of sustainability lies at the heart of debates about poverty, development and the environment.  In print continuously since 1990, Green Development has won a place as a leading account of sustainable development.  While authoritative, it is also readable, and it has been widely used by generations of undergraduate and graduate students. 

Environmentalism and development are two of the big ideas of the twentieth century.  Both are based on strong moral agendas, but they often conflict with each other, since in practice, development often involves unsustainable resource use and environmental change associated with industrialisation and economic growth.   The idea of sustainable development implies that developmental and environmental goals can be achieved together.  The book explores how far this is the case, and the tensions between these goals.  It also tracks how thinking about environment and development has evolved, and the debates within it.

The fourth edition of Green Development is fully revised, and up to date.  It describes developments in international debates (e.g. the ‘Rio+20’ meeting in 2012), as well as novel theoretical ideas used to frame issues of environment and development (e.g. political ecology, neoliberalism, ecosystem services, resilience, uncertainty and the Anthropocene).

 


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