Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy

Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy

By: Natalia Mirovitskaya (editor), William L. Ascher (editor)Hardback

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The Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy is a comprehensive presentation of definitions, philosophies, policies, models, and analyses of global environmental and developmental issues. With a wealth of comparative, multidisciplinary, and geographically varied perspectives on environmental governance, it also provides detailed and balanced discussions about specific environmental issues. The guide combines formal, objective entries with critical commentaries that emphasize different opinions and controversies. With succinct explanations of more than a thousand terms, thoughtful interpretations by international experts, and helpful cross-referencing, this resource is designed to serve as a roadmap for understanding the issues and debates in the overlapping fields of environment and development. Intended for use by activists, journalists, policymakers, students, scholars, and interested citizens, the Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy will be a helpful tool for anyone trying to get a comprehensive look at the many environmental organizations, schools of thought, development programs, international environmental treaties, conventions, and strategies that have proliferated in the past few decades.

About Author

Natalia Mirovitskaya is Visiting Research Fellow of Public Policy at Duke University. She is the author of Biological Resources of the Ocean: International Aspects and numerous other publications on international environmental policy and resource management. William L. Ascher is Vice President, Dean of the Faculty, and Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics at Claremont McKenna College in California. His numerous books include Natural Resource Policymaking in Developing Countries, coauthored with Robert Healy and also published by Duke University Press. Mirovitskaya and Ascher are also coauthors of The Caspian Sea: A Quest for Environmental Security.


Introduction xxix Contributors xxxiii 1. Basic Concepts of Development and Environment 2. Sustainability 3. Main Factors Behind Development and Environmental Change 4. International Political Economy of Environment and Development 5. Decision Making 6. Major Problems of Environmental Degradation and Development References 353 Index 371

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780822327356
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9780822327356
  • ISBN10: 082232735X

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