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  • Mansel Adelbert Nelson
    Mansel A Nelson Senior Program Coordinator Tribal Environmental Education Institute for Tribal Env Prof Northern Arizona University 928-523-1275 Begin
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 15, 2013
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      Mansel A Nelson
      Senior Program Coordinator
      Tribal Environmental Education 
      Institute for Tribal Env Prof
      Northern Arizona University

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      From: Neil Stanley Cobb <Neil.Cobb@...>
      Date: August 15, 2013, 5:54:12 PM MDT
      To: <MPCER-L@...>
      Subject: FW: Sustainability Book Announcement
      Reply-To: Neil Stanley Cobb <Neil.Cobb@...>



      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.
      Regents' Professor
      Natural Resources and Environmental Policy
      Department of Politics ans International Affairs
      Box 15036
      Northern Arizona University
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011

      web page: http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~zas/
      fax 928-523-6777
      phone 928-523-7020

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