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Sustainability [electronic resource] : a philosophy of adaptive ecosystem management / Bryan G. Norton.

By: Norton, Bryan G.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 607 p.).ISBN: 9780226595221 (electronic bk.); 0226595226 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Environmental policy | Environmental management -- Decision making | Interdisciplinary research | Communication in science | Sustainable development | Environmental Studies | Environnement -- Politique gouvernementale | Environnement -- Gestion -- Prise de d�ecision | Recherche interdisciplinaire | Information scientifique | D�eveloppement durable | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Sustainable Development | NATURE -- Environmental Conservation & Protection | Nachhaltige Entwicklung | �Okosystemmanagement | UmweltpolitikGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sustainability.DDC classification: 333.72 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
An innocent at EPA -- Language as our environment -- Epistemology and adaptive management -- Interlude : removing barriers to integrative solutions -- Where we are and where we want to be -- Re-modeling nature as valued -- Environmental values as community commitments -- Sustainability and our obligations to future generations -- Environmental values and community goals -- Improving the decision process -- Disciplinary stew -- Integrated environmental analysis and action -- Justifying the method.
Summary: While many disciplines contribute to environmental conservation, there is little successful integration of science and social values. Arguing that the central problem in conservation is a lack of effective communication, Bryan Norton shows in Sustainability how current linguistic resources discourage any shared, multidisciplinary public deliberation over environmental goals and policy. In response, Norton develops a new, interdisciplinary approach to defining sustainability--the cornerstone of environmental policy--using philosophical and linguistic analyses to create a nonideological vocabulary.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 579-599) and index.

An innocent at EPA -- Language as our environment -- Epistemology and adaptive management -- Interlude : removing barriers to integrative solutions -- Where we are and where we want to be -- Re-modeling nature as valued -- Environmental values as community commitments -- Sustainability and our obligations to future generations -- Environmental values and community goals -- Improving the decision process -- Disciplinary stew -- Integrated environmental analysis and action -- Justifying the method.

While many disciplines contribute to environmental conservation, there is little successful integration of science and social values. Arguing that the central problem in conservation is a lack of effective communication, Bryan Norton shows in Sustainability how current linguistic resources discourage any shared, multidisciplinary public deliberation over environmental goals and policy. In response, Norton develops a new, interdisciplinary approach to defining sustainability--the cornerstone of environmental policy--using philosophical and linguistic analyses to create a nonideological vocabulary.

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