By Michael Redclift
Argues that environmental difficulties must be checked out the world over, when it comes to the worldwide economic climate, and that the degradation of our surroundings isn't natural', yet an ancient procedure that is intrinsically associated and formed by means of monetary and political structures.
Read Online or Download Sustainable Development: Exploring the Contradictions PDF
Best human geography books
An Unruly international explores the varied conundrums thrown up via possible unruly globalization. analyzing how briskly transnational capitalism is re-making the foundations of the sport, in a wide selection of other areas, domain names, and sectors, the authors specialise in quite a lot of concerns: from research of 'soft capitalism', and the post-Cold struggle organizational drives of foreign exchange unions, to the clamour of states to reinvent welfare coverage, and the efforts of citizen teams to problem alternate and monetary regimes.
Cultural landscapes are typically understood inside of actual geography as ones reworked by means of human motion. Advances in palaeocological reconstruction options have elevated our powers to figure the earliest human affects. This stimulating new booklet makes an attempt to bridge the space among the sciences and the arts by means of reviewing an important methodological and conceptual instruments that aid environmental scientists comprehend cultural landscapes.
Recording studios are the main insulated, intimate and privileged websites of song creation and creativity. but in a global of intensified globalisation, also they are websites that are hugely hooked up into wider networks of track construction which are more and more spanning the globe. This booklet is the 1st complete account of the hot spatialties of cultural construction within the recording studio area of the musical economic climate, spatialities that light up the complexities of world cultural construction.
This publication investigates the recent city geographies of “smart” metropolitan regionalism around the higher Seattle zone and examines the connection among clever progress making plans options and areas of labor, domestic, and mobility. The booklet particularly explores Seattle in the wider space-economy and multi-scaled coverage regime of the Puget Sound quarter as an entire, ‘jumping up’ from questions of urban politics to issues with what the publication translates because the “intercurrence” of city-regional “ordering.
- The Conservation of Cultural Landscape
- Maps of Meaning: An Introduction to Cultural Geography (Contours)
- Global Change and Human Mobility
- 5 Steps to a 5 500 AP English Language Questions to Know by Test Day
- The Conservation of Cultural Landscape
- The Globalization of Space: Foucault and Heterotopia
Extra resources for Sustainable Development: Exploring the Contradictions
Clearly advocating sustainable development or ecodevelopment in principle does not commit governments or international organizations to its achievement in practice. ‘Ecodevelopment’ is also the term given to the planning concept originally advocated by UNEP. It was defined as ‘Development at regional and local levels…consistent with the potentials of the area involved, with attention given to the adequate and rational use of the natural resources, and to applications of technological styles’… (UNEP 1975).
Under the low-input farming systems that dominate most areas of Africa there is little likelihood that sustainable development can be achieved within the present context. Almost half the total land area of Africa cannot support even its 1975 population with low inputs. The critical areas include much of North Africa, almost the whole of the Sahel, the most densely populated parts of East Africa, and a dry zone stretching across southern Africa. By the year 2000 no less than 30 of the 51 countries in Africa will be unable SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE CONCEPT 31 to feed their populations with low inputs.
This leads to the question of underdevelopment. As Ojeda and Sanchez (1985, 36) have put it: private capitalist accumulation, within the ambit of the international division of labour and the growing specialisation that this implies, makes the consideration of what is a natural resource depend upon the manner in which each society is inserted within the world market… Capitalist development transforms nature and the environment within a logic which needs to be understood in global terms, as both Lenin ECONOMIC MODELS AND ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES 47 (1972) and Luxemburg (1951) argued, and which has characteristics today which it did not possess 50 or 100 years ago.