Sustainability and the Social Sciences

A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Integrating Environmental Considerations into Theoretical Reorientation

Egon Becker and Thomas Jahn

Sustainability and the Social Sciences

Egon Becker and Thomas Jahn

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352 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $52.95 ISBN: 9781856497091 Published October 1999 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
1. Exploring Uncommon Ground: Sustainability as a Concept for the Social Sciences - Egon Becker, Thomas Jahn and Immanuel Stiess

Part 1: Sustainability: Linking the ‘Leitbild‘ to Emerging Fields of Knowledge
2. Social Sustainability and Whole Development: Exploring Dimensions of Sustainable Development - Ignacy Sachs
3. Sustainability and Territory: Meaningful Practices and Material Transformation - Henri Acselrad
4. Sustainability and Sociology: Northern Preoccupations - Michael Redclift
5. Sustainability, Sustainable Development and Gender: A View from a Feminist Perspective - Rosi Braidotti
6. From Experience to Theory: Traditions of Social-Ecological Research in Modern India - Ramachandra Guha
7. The Socio-Ecological Embeddedness of Economic Activity: The Emergence of a Transdisciplinary Field - Juan Martinez-Alier

Part 2: Towards Defining, Measuring and Achieving Sustainability: Analytical Approaches in the Social Sciences
8. The Political Logic of Sustainability - Nazli Choucri
9. Economic Concepts of Sustainability: Relocating Economic Activity within Society and Environment - John M Gowdy
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