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Routledge International Handbook of Sustainable Development

Edited by: Michael Redclift , Delyse Springett

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  March  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415838429
eBook ISBN: 9780203785300
Adobe ISBN: 9781135040727

10.4324/9780203785300
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Book description

This Handbook gives a comprehensive, international and cutting-edge overview of Sustainable Development. It integrates the key imperatives of sustainable development, namely institutional, environmental, social and economic, and calls for greater participation, social cohesion, justice and democracy as well as limited throughput of materials and energy. The nature of sustainable development and the book’s theorization of the concept underline the need for interdisciplinarity in the discourse as exemplified in each chapter of this volume.

The Handbook employs a critical framework that problematises the concept of sustainable development and the struggle between discursivity and control that has characterised the debate. It provides original contributions from international experts coming from a variety of disciplines and regions, including the Global South.

Comprehensive in scope, it covers, amongst other areas:

  • Sustainable architecture and design
  • Biodiversity
  • Sustainable business 
  • Climate change
  • Conservation
  • Sustainable consumption
  • De-growth
  • Disaster management
  • Eco-system services
  • Education
  • Environmental justice
  • Food and sustainable development
  • Governance
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Indicators for sustainable development
  • Indigenous perspectives
  • Urban transport

The Handbook offers researchers and students in the field of sustainable development invaluable insights into a contested concept and the alternative worldviews that it has fostered. 

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Does Illegality Enable or Undermine The Sustainability of the Globalising Economy? Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Global Change, Islands and Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  4:  ‘Uncertainty’ In the Professionalisation of Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Population Health Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Education for Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Water and Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Sustainable Architecture Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Sustainable Design Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Is Managing Ecosystem Services Necessary and Sufficient to Ensure Sustainable Development? Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Conservation, Sustainability and Economic Growth Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Indigenous Perspectives of Sustainability and a Human Rights Approach to Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Politics of Sustainable Consumption Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Sustainable Tourism Development Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Food and Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Sustainable Development and The Economic Crisis Under Austerity Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Indicators for Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Sustainable Business Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Urban Transport and Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  23:  China’s Transition to Sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Agroecology as Post-Development Discourse and Practice Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Social Dimension of Sustainable Development in the Top Emitting Countries’ Climate Change Policy Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Sustainable Development or The Creeping Incubation of Disaster? Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Women’s ‘Right to Sustainable Development’ Download PDF
Chapter  28:  From Sustainable Development to Governance for Sustainability Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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