Fwd: Sustainability Book Announcement
Mansel A NelsonSenior Program CoordinatorTribal Environmental EducationInstitute for Tribal Env ProfNorthern Arizona University928-523-1275
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Sustainability: If It's Everything, Is It Nothing? (Critical Issues in Global Politics) [Paperback]
Today, the concept of sustainability is a widespread goal that nearly everyone supports. At the same time, almost no one means the same thing when they use the term. Sustainability is so broad and overly used that it seems to mean everything to everyone. The result is that the concept has lost its meaning. In this book, the authors examine the misuses and abuses of "sustainability" and seek to refine and clarify the concept. The authors offer a new definition of sustainability – what they call neo-sustainability – to help guide policies and practices that respect the primacy of the environment, the natural limits of the environment, and the relationship between environmental, social, and economic systems.
· Paperback: 192 pages
· Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 24, 2013)
· Language: English
· ISBN-10: 0415783542
· ISBN-13: 978-0415783545
Heather Farley and Zachary A. Smith bring a desperately needed critique to the notions and politics of sustainability that is absolutely necessary if we are to achieve anything remotely livable for the future. Sustainability is an idea that no-one wants to disagree with, but which few are willing to confront serious trade-offs in the status quo in business, government and even in civil society. This text is a forceful tonic for a very sick patient.
Peter Jacques (author of Environmental Skepticism: Ecology, Power, and Public Life by Ashgate, and coauthor with Sharon Ridgeway of The Power of the Talking Stick: Indigenous Politics and the World Ecological Crisis by Paradigm).
Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D.
Natural Resources and Environmental Policy
Department of Politics ans International Affairs
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
web page: http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~zas/
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" William Bruce Cameron
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