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Frontier Issues in Economic Thought #6: A Survey of Sustainable Development: Social and Economic Dimensionsby Jonathan M Harris
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Perpetual economic growth is physically impossible on a planet with finite resources. Many concerned with humanity's future have focused on the concept of "sustainable development" as an alternative, as they seek means of achieving current economic and social goals without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own goals. Sustainable development brings together elements of economics, public policy, sociology, ecology, resource management, and other related areas, and while the term has become quite popular, it is rarely defined, and even less often is it understood.
A Survey of Sustainable Development addresses that problem by bringing together in a single volume the most important works on sustainable human and economic development. It offers a broad overview of the subject, and gives the reader a quick and thorough guide to this highly diffuse topic. The volume offers ten sections on topics including:
Each section is introduced with an essay by one of the volume editors that provides an overview of the subject and a summary of the mainstream literature, followed by two- to three-page abstracts of the most important articles or book chapters on the topic.
A Survey of Sustainable Development is the sixth and final volume in the Frontier Issues of Economic Thought series produced by the Global Development And Environment Institute at Tufts University. Each book brings together the most important articles and book chapters in a "frontier" area of economics where important new work is being done but has not yet been incorporated into the mainstream of economic study. The book is an essential reference for students and scholars concerned with economics, environmental studies, public policy and administration, international development, and a broad range of related fields.
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The concluding volume of the series summarizes 75 articles by contributors in many disciplines around the world, and published in journals or other anthologies. They cover perspectives, building blocks, and policies on sustainability. Full bibliographic citations allow readers to find the originals.
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This volume brings together the most important works on sustainable human and economic development. It offers a broad overview of the subject and gives readers a quick and thorough guide to this highly diffusive topic. Tables, figures, & index.
About the Author
Jonathan M. Harris is affiliated with the Global Development And Environment Institute at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
Timothy Wise is affiliated with the Global Development And Environment Institute at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
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