A Survey of Sustainable Development: Social and Economic Dimensions (Frontier Issues in Economic Thought (Paperback))
Jonathan M. Harris, Timothy Wise, Kevin Gallagher, Neva R. Goodwin, Tufts University Global Development and Environment InstituteISBN: 155963863X;
Perpetual economic growth is physically impossible on a planet with finite resources. Many concerned with humanity's future have focused on the concept of "sustainable development" as an alternative, as they seek means of achieving current economic and social goals without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own goals. Sustainable development brings together elements of economics, public policy, sociology, ecology, resource management, and other related areas, and while the term has become quite popular, it is rarely defined, and even less often is it understood. A Survey of Sustainable Development addresses that problem by bringing together in a single volume the most important works on sustainable human and economic development. It offers a broad overview of the subject, and gives the reader a quick and thorough guide to this highly diffuse topic. The volume offers ten sections on topics including: economic and social dimensions of sustainable...
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