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Green Development: Environment and Sustainability in the Third World

By: William M Adams

449 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs


Paperback | May 2008 | Edition: 3 | #173122 | ISBN-13: 9780415395083
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Hardback | Oct 2008 | Edition: 3 | #173121 | ISBN-13: 9780415395076
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About this book

The third edition of Green Development offers clear insights into the challenges of environmental sustainability and social and economic development. The book has proved its value to generations of students as an authoritative, thought-provoking and readable guide to the field of sustainable development. It combines theoretical and practical issues, and reviews an extensive literature on environment and development from around the world.


1: The dilemma of sustainability; 2: the origins of sustainable development; 3: the development of sustainable development; 4: sustainable development - the Rio machine; 5: mainstream sustainable development; 6: countercurrents in sustainable development; 7: environment, degradation and sustainability; 8: the environmental costs of development; 8: the political ecology of sustainability; 10: sustainability and risk society; 11: mainstreaming environmental risk; 12: sustainable development from below; 13: green development - reformism or radicalism?.

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