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A new agenda for sustainability [electronic resource] / edited by Kurt Aagaard Nielsen ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Nielsen, Kurt Aagaard, 1948-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Ashgate studies in environmental policy and practice: Publisher: Farnham, U.K. ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2010Description: 1 online resource (vi, 303 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780754699361 (electronic bk.); 0754699366 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Sustainable development | Sustainable living | Human ecology | Environmental policy | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental EconomicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: New agenda for sustainability.DDC classification: 338.927 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Partial contents:
Part I Challenging the concept of sustainable design: 1 Sustainable rhythms: when society meets nature; 2 A record on modernity, rationality and sustainability; 3 Sustainability as a tug of war between ecological optimisation and social conflict solution; 4 Sustainability, biodiversity and the ethical aspects of the deliberate release of GMOs; part II Sustainability in relation to political and institutional actions and activities: 5 Sustainable transition of socio-technical systems in a governance perspective; 6 On a sustainable chemicals policy: the significance of risk assessment and reach; 7 Sustainability in agriculture and food production; 8 Sustainable development, capabilities and the missing case of mental health; 9 Economic analysis of sustainable development; Part III Sustainability in an everyday life perspective: 10 Local experimentation and deliberation for sustainable development -- local Agenda 21 governance; 11 Democracy and sustainability: a lesson learned from modern nature conservation; 12 Health, food and sustainability; 13 Linking mobility, democracy and sustainability in an inclusive approach to transport development in the global South; Conclusions and perspectives for research and political practice.
Summary: Two decades after the Brundtland Commission's Report 'Our Common Future' adopted the concept of 'sustainable development', this book explores the potential for new practices for those involved in sustainability activity. Themes addressed include the provision of a 'next generation perspective', and the provision of new milestones for policy and research. The material covered here offers varied perspectives on sustainability, and reflects the importance of interdisciplinary work in the field.
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Papers presented at an international conference, which was held at Roskilde University in December 2007.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I Challenging the concept of sustainable design: 1 Sustainable rhythms: when society meets nature; 2 A record on modernity, rationality and sustainability; 3 Sustainability as a tug of war between ecological optimisation and social conflict solution; 4 Sustainability, biodiversity and the ethical aspects of the deliberate release of GMOs; part II Sustainability in relation to political and institutional actions and activities: 5 Sustainable transition of socio-technical systems in a governance perspective; 6 On a sustainable chemicals policy: the significance of risk assessment and reach; 7 Sustainability in agriculture and food production; 8 Sustainable development, capabilities and the missing case of mental health; 9 Economic analysis of sustainable development; Part III Sustainability in an everyday life perspective: 10 Local experimentation and deliberation for sustainable development -- local Agenda 21 governance; 11 Democracy and sustainability: a lesson learned from modern nature conservation; 12 Health, food and sustainability; 13 Linking mobility, democracy and sustainability in an inclusive approach to transport development in the global South; Conclusions and perspectives for research and political practice.

Two decades after the Brundtland Commission's Report 'Our Common Future' adopted the concept of 'sustainable development', this book explores the potential for new practices for those involved in sustainability activity. Themes addressed include the provision of a 'next generation perspective', and the provision of new milestones for policy and research. The material covered here offers varied perspectives on sustainability, and reflects the importance of interdisciplinary work in the field.

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