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Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy By William L. Ascher

Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy by William L. Ascher

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A compilation of definitions, terms, and critical commentary on aspects of sustainable development and environmental policy, with a strong emphasis on policy tools, policy practices, and systems of international environmental governance.

Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy Summary

Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy by William L. Ascher

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.

Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy Reviews

"This useful and unusual resource brings together a large number of interrelating concepts on an important and contentious issue."-Lynton K. Caldwell, author of International Environmental Policy: From the Twentieth to the Twenty-First Century
"This useful reference work provides grounding for two essential tasks: understanding the needs of the present, and engaging with the compromises implicit in any attempt to assure that future generations will be able to meet their own needs."-Kai N. Lee, Williams College

About William L. Ascher

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.

Table of Contents

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

Additional information

GOR011008831
9780822327455
0822327457
Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy by William L. Ascher
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Duke University Press
2002-02-01
424
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