415 pages, 4 illus
Argues that as long as consumption is viewed as the primary economic activity, tinkering at the margins will not put society on a sustainable path. Uses a wide range of theoretical approaches and documents diverse efforts to promote an alternative model. Will appeal to activists as well as scholars.
A Comprehensive analysis of how and why consumer society wreaks havoc on Earth. syracuseculturalworkers.org "...an excellent exploration of what could turn out to be one of the frontrank issues of our time." Norman Myers Nature "Are you willing to confront consumption?...then read this book." Vicki Robin Journal of Positive Futures "... read this book." Vicki Robin Journal of Positive Futures "The authors are to be commended for breaking the code of silence surrounding consumption and engaging the debate." Richard Walthers Green @ Work Magazine "The book certainly succeeds in thinking 'outside the box'..." Global Environmental Politics "The book certainly succeeds in thinking 'outside the box'." Global Environmental Politics
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Bruce W. Jentleson is director of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy as well as aprofessor of public policy and political science at Duke University. He was a specialassistant to the director of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff and a seniorforeign policy adviser to presidential candidate Al Gore.