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307 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: Choosing Freedom. 1. The Wall of Finance. 2. The Wall of Poverty and Inequality. 3. The Most Basic Basics. 4. The Wall of Conflict. 5. Our Future. Notes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745651385 20160602
Crisis? Whose crisis? Today we are in the midst of a multifaceted crisis which touches the lives of everyone on the planet. Whether it's growing poverty and inequality or shrinking access to food and water, the collapse of global financial markets or the dire effects of climate change, every aspect of this crisis can be traced to a transnational neoliberal elite that has steadily eroded our rights and stripped us of power. And yet our world has never been so wealthy, and we have, right now, all the knowledge, tools and skills we need to build a greener, fairer, richer world. Such a breakthrough is not some far-fetched utopia, but an immediate, concrete possibility. Our future is in our hands.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745651385 20160602
Crisis? Whose crisis? Today we are in the midst of a multifaceted crisis which touches the lives of everyone on the planet. With her usual verve, passion and intelligence, Susan George explores each dimension of this deepening planetary emergency, arguing that it presents an extraordinary opportunity for humankind. Our future is in our hands.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745651378 20160602
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (384 pages) : illustrations.
  • Future school: personalization plus intelligence / Eugenijus Kurilovas
  • Collaborating partnerships: a project-based legitimizing strategy amongst East African e-learning providers / Titus Tossy
  • Application of information communication technologies for agricultural development through extension services: a review / L. K. Mabe, O. I. Oladele
  • A set of principles for doing and evaluating classic grounded theory research in information systems / Andy Lowe, Titus Tossy
  • Cloud-based geo-information infrastructure to support agriculture activity monitoring / Shamim Akhter, Kento Aida
  • Profiling collaborating partners in e-learning in developing countries / Titus Tossy, Wallace Chigona
  • A comparative evaluation of e-learning adoption in private and public higher education institutions: a Tanzania survey / Mpe Paulo Mwamahusi, Titus Tossy
  • The impact of Web 2.0 on e-commerce adoption and use by tourism businesses - can SMMEs play the trick?: a case of the Eastern Cape Province / Pardon Blessings Maoneke, Naomi Isabirye
  • Cultivating recognition: a classic grounded theory of e-learning providers working in East Africa / Titus Tossy, Irwin T.J. Brown
  • Assessment of contribution of ICT for sustainable livelihoods in Kilosa District / C. Shirima, Camilius Aloyce Sanga
  • Doing classic grounded theory research in information systems: trust in emergence / Titus Tossy, Irwin T.J. Brown, Andy Lowe
  • Information and communication technologies (ICTs) for industrial development: challenges and opportunities / Felichesmi Selestine Lyakurwa, Joseph Sungau
  • Technology access and research prolificacy: an econometric analysis / Michael D'Rosario.
As the developed world continues to become more digitized, lesser developed areas are starting to see more technological advancements being integrated into their society. These advancements are creating opportunities to improve both the economy and the lives of people within these areas. Information Technology Integration for Socio-Economic Development features theoretical concepts and best practices in the implementation of new technologies within developing areas around the world. Highlighting empirical research on the application of information technologies to bridge the digital divide within different countries, the book is ideally suited for technology developers, managers, and policy makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522505396 20161213
Book
151 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
xviii, 286 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
  • The community of the poor-- rural invisibility and urban bias in development-- an introduction to development theories-- an overview of sustainable development-- the dynamics of development-- the state and development-- local government and development-- non-governmental organizations as agents of development-- community development and empowerment-- education and development-- health and development-- community policing-- development planning and projects-- aid and debt.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195718591 20160616
Introduces the reader to the three main role players in development: the community of the poor; the state; and the non-governmental sector. The text shows how the role of each has changed and continues to change in relation to the historical evolution of development thought from a simplistic modernization view to today's sustainable development paradigm. Chapters on the important development issues of health, education, food and hunger, development aid, local government and community policing illustrate the development roles in the context of development dynamics as informed by development theory. The reader is introduced to various development problems related to these issues and is led through the dynamic process of development in which the role players operate.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195718591 20160616
Green Library
Book
xxxiv, 262 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
The last decade of the 20th century witnessed striking progress in the developing world but it also saw stagnation and setbacks. These differences and reversals in outcomes have taught us much about what contributes to development. The pace and quality of economic growth remains central. The discussion here brings out four dimensions of quality relevant for poverty outcomes: distribution, sustainability, variability, and governance surrounding the growth process. Viewing the quantative and qualitative sides of growth together puts the spotlight on a balanced growth of three sets of assets: human, physical, and natural capital, rather than an almost exclusive focus on promoting accumulation of physical capital.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195215939 20160528
Green Library
Book
26, 26 p. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xi, 122 p. : ill.
This report summarizes a workshop organized by the National Academies Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability. The workshop brought together a select group of program managers from the public and private sectors to discuss specific cases of linking knowledge to action in a diverse set of integrated observation, assessment, and decision support systems. Workshop discussions explored a wide variety of experiments in harnessing science and technology to goals of promoting development and conserving the environment. Participants reflected on the most significant challenges that they have faced when trying to implement their programs and the strategies that they have used to address them successfully. The report summarizes discussions at the workshop, including common themes about the process of linking knowledge with actions for sustainable development that emerged across a wide range of cases, sectors, and regions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309101851 20160605
Book
1 online resource (337 pages) : illustrations (some color), tables.
This book offers African, Asian, Latin American, European, and North American perspectives on institutions and regulations promoting sustainable economic growth in the post-2015 development agenda in areas such as environment, labour, risk management, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and innovation. The chapters address sustainability issues at the firm, national, regional and international levels from a multidisciplinary perspective. The chapters of this volume address the challenge of enhancing economic competitiveness of the supply side economies while pushing a sustainable development agenda. This work addresses the existing inequalities, environmental degradation, and economic/financial instability under current dynamics of international and domestic power relations in order to meet the set objectives for the post-2015 era. This volume advances the perspectives on the non-compulsory alternative to markets regulations, the United Nations Global Compact, explored in the previous volume 'The UN Global Compact: Fair Competition and Environmental and Labour Justice in International Markets' vol. 16.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785605581 20160802
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Introduction Economic Growth and the Environment Brief History of Environmental Economics Tragedy of the Commons Scarcity and the Laws of Thermodynamics Circular Flow of Income and Spending Evaluating Environmental Policy Efficiency, Equity, Growth, Stability, and Flexibility "Law" of Unintended Consequences Limits to the Economic Approach Questions to Ponder Review of Microeconomic Tools Markets and Prices Utility Theory Demand Supply Trade Creates Value Technical Note on Consumer's Surplus Changes in Demand and Supply Returns to Scale Equal Marginal Cost Principle Pareto Efficiency and Equity Problems Indicators of Environmental and Economic Well-Being Policies and Instruments Cancer Life Expectancy Grain Yields Solid Waste Oil Spills and Water Quality Air Pollution Carbon and Chlorofluorocarbon Emissions Questions to Ponder Economic Growth and the Environment Malthusian Trap Escape from the Malthusian Equilibrium Demographic Transition Stages of Economic Development Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis Dynamic EKC Models Environmental Justice Race to the Bottom? Problems Joint Production of Desirable and Undesirable Outputs Production Possibilities with Two Desirable Outputs Production with Desirable and Undesirable Outputs Theory View of the Two Koreas at Night Technical Efficiency Technical Efficiency with Two Desirable Outputs Technical Efficiency with Desirable and Undesirable Outputs Allocative Efficiency Two Desirable Outputs Allocative Efficiency with a Desirable and Undesirable Output Input Allocative Efficiency Productivity Change Productivity Change with Desirable Outputs Productivity Change with Desirable and Undesirable Outputs Aggregate Production Possibilities Frontier Regulated Production Possibilities Sustainability Problems Estimating Environmental Performance Data Envelopment Analysis DEA Reference Technology DEA with Desirable Outputs and Inputs DEA with Undesirable Outputs Measuring Efficiency Using DEA Output Distance Function Technical Efficiency with Undesirable Outputs Using Excel to Estimate Technical Efficiency Revenue Efficiency Limits of the DEA Approach Problems Public Goods and Bads Characteristics of Public Goods and Bads Efficiency Conditions for Public Goods and Bads Political Process and Lindahl Equilibrium Fiscal Federalism Dominant Assurance Contracts Climate as a Public Good Questions and Problems Externalities and Common Property Resources Is the Price Right? Trade with Spillover Costs and Benefits Efficiency in the Presence of Externalities Common Property Resources Internalizing Externalities through Taxes and Subsidies Using Property Rights to Internalize External Costs and Benefits Uncertainty and the Choice between Taxes and Permits Negotiation and Bargaining Social Contract Pigouvian Tax to Reduce Global Warming Regional Differences in the Damages of Pollution Problems Valuing Environmental Resources Introduction Travel Cost Approach Hedonic Price Approach Compensating Wage Differentials and Hedonic Wages Weak Complementarity Approach Contingent Valuation Method Shadow Pricing Valuing Nonmarket Outputs Valuing Un-priced Inputs Problems Endangered Species Introduction Unintended Consequences of the ESA Economics and Endangered Species Noah's Ark Problem Habitat Protection CITES Choosing Distinctive Sites Problems and Questions to Ponder Interest Rates, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Nonrenewable Resources Rate of Time Preference Time Value of Money Social Rate of Discount Do Biofuels Pass the Cost-Benefit Test? Hyperbolic Discounting Resource Extraction Trends in Nonrenewable Resource Prices Problems Renewable Resources Not Enough Fish in the Sea Bioeconomic Fishery Model Biological Growth Functions Static Bioeconomic Equilibrium Aspects of Dynamic Bioeconomic Equilibrium Policies to Reduce Overfishing Two Examples of Overexploitation: Whales and Buffalo Whales Buffalo Forest Resources Problems Transaction Costs and Institutional Choice Introduction Transaction Costs Transaction Costs of Using the Market Transaction Costs of Using Government Private Market Failure Nonmarket Failure Private Property Rights Water Rights Institutional Choice Summing Up Questions Retrospect and Future Prospects Retrospect Future Prospects Conclusion Bibliography Answers to Selected End of Chapter Questions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482243055 20160616
Written in a way that facilitates understanding of complex concepts, laws, and policy, Production, Growth, and the Environment: An Economic Approach explores how economic growth usually makes people better off, but also asks at what environmental cost? These costs are not often realized until after the fact, when their remediation is more expensive, and sometimes not reversible. Very few books on environmental economics model the joint production of desirable and undesirable outcomes in any depth. This book fills that void. It discusses the demographic transition and the escape from the Malthusian trap. It also covers the environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis that examines the relation between polluting outputs and economic welfare. The book integrates environmental valuation methods with the production possibility frontier (PPF) approach. It presents both types of outcomes in a PPF framework that accounts for scarcity and allows the concepts of technical and allocative efficiencies to be introduced and measured. The PPF can then measure technological progress/regress and can be used to measure whether resource use is sustainable over time. It can also be used to determine shadow prices for non-market desirable outputs such as ecological services and non-market undesirable by-products such as SO2, NOx, and CO2 that arise from fossil fuel combustion. The beauty of the PPF framework is that it can be depicted in simple two-dimensional diagrams that make the concepts easy to understand. The author uses this framework to introduce concepts such as technical efficiency, allocative efficiency, technological progress/regress, shadow pricing, externalities, public goods, pollution taxes, and permits. In addition, each chapter has numerous problems and discussion questions that provide examples and practice in using the introduced theories. The book also includes a chapter that shows how the solver routine in Excel can be used to measure technical and allocative efficiency. This gives you the tools to examine all outcomes and therefore make a decision that takes into account the environmental challenges along with any economic benefits.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482243055 20160616
Book
x, 124 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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x, 205 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction * Part I: Past * Progress and its Discontents * From Muir to Meadows * Sustainability Emerging * From Rio to Kyoto and Later Disappointments * Part Two: Present * What Does 'Sustainable Development' Mean? * Taking Sustainability into Economics * 'Putting a Price on the Planet' * The Ethics of Sustainability * Part Three: Future * The End of Sustainability? * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844077069 20160528
At a time of increasingly rapid environmental deterioration and climate change, sustainability is one of the most important issues facing the world. Can we create a sustainable society? What would that mean? How should we set about doing it? How can we bring about such a profound change in the way things are organized? This text tackles these questions directly. It covers: historical development of the concept of sustainability; contemporary debates about how to achieve it; and obstacles and the prospects for overcoming them. This new fully revised edition covers the latest on the climate change front, particularly the advances in scientific understanding and political awareness of climate change. Other updates include more recent economic analyses, particularly the Stern Report, and the global shift away from faith in markets over the past five years.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844077069 20160528
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158 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
East Asia Library
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xvi, 173 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1: Approaching Local Sustainability 1. Introduction 2. Sustainable Development 3. Ecological Modernization 4. Urban Regime Theory 5. Regulation Theory 6. Conclusions Part 2: The Changing Context for Local Economic Development 7. Introduction 8. Changing International and National Contexts 9. From Fordism to Post-Fordism? 10. The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies 11. Globalization and the Drive for Free Trade 12. Changing Public Policies: Neo-Liberalism and the State 13. Conclusions Part 3: The Changing Environmental Policy Context for Local Action 14. Introduction 15. The International Policy Context 16. International Agreements on the Environment 17. The European Environmental Policy Context 18. Differing National Contexts 19. The USA 20. Japan 21. Australia 22. The United Kingdom 23. Sweden 24. Conclusions Part 4: Integrating Economic Development and Environmental Strategies at the Local Level 25. Introduction 26. Principles for Sustainable Development in Local Areas and Regions 27. Ecological Principles 28. Resource Efficiency Principles 29. Governance Principles 30. Measurement of Impact Principles 31. Principles for Sustainable Local and Regional Economies 32. Community and Work-based Themes 33. Business Themes 34. Themes for Local and Regional Government 35. Implementing Sustainable Local and Regional Economic Development: Bioregionalism and Regional Environmental Management Systems 36. Conclusions Part 5: Sustainability and Economic Regeneration: Making it Happen on the Ground 37. Introduction 38. Land Use and Transport Planning 39. Advice and Support for Local Business to Improve Environmental Performance 40. Using Technology for Sustainability 41. Promoting Green Consumerism and Purchasing Policies 42. Targeted Inward Investment Strategy 43. Changing Governance Structures 44. Promoting the Environmental Business Sector 45. Linking Economic Development, Labour Markets and Social Policy 46. Partnerships Between Local Government and Industry 47. Provision of Sustainability Infrastructure 48. Industrial Ecology and Eco-Industrial Parks 49. Indicators and Output Measurement 50. Conclusions Part 6: Integrating Economic Development and the Environment: Future Prospects for Local Areas 51. Introduction 52. Reflections on Theory 53. The Strengths and Weaknesses of a Local Approach.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415168250 20160527
Concerns about the impact of economic development upon the global environment have increased in recent years. Sustainable development has been proposed as a means of reconciling the pressures between the two, allowing the integration of economic, environmental and social concerns. While policy makers at international, national and local levels have rapidly adopted sustainable development as a key aim, there is a great deal of uncertainty as to what it means in practice. This book focuses upon the potential to integrate economic and environmental policies at the local and regional scale. Local initiatives are investigated within their wider economic and environmental policy contexts in order to illustrate both the constraints and opportunities for local policy makers. Attention is given to global economic trends, as well as to the specific policy contexts of the European Union and the national contexts of the UK, USA, Australia, Japan and Sweden. The key principles for designing integrative policies and descriptions of initiatives and projects in a variety of locations are also considered. This book will be of vital interest not only to students and academics working in the field of local development, but also to policy makers and planners seeking guidelines for the role of local government in the local economy, sustainable development and the implementation of policies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415168250 20160527
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200 p. 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- Part I: Past Progress and its Discontents-- From Muir to Meadow-- Sustainability Emerging-- From Rio to Kyoto-- Part II: Present-- What does 'Sustainable Development' Mean?-- Taking Sustainability in Economics-- Putting a Price on the Planet-- The Ethics of Sustainability-- Part III: Future-- The End of Sustainability-- Bibliography, Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853838422 20160528
At a time of increasingly rapid environmental deterioration, sustainability is one of the most important issues facing the world. Can we create a sustainable society? What would that mean? How should we set about doing it? How can we bring about such a profound change in the way things are organized? This text tackles these questions directly. It goes beyond rhetoric to explain the deeper issues of sustainable development in a way that seeks to be accessible and interesting to the non-specialist reader. It covers: historical development of the concept of sustainability; contemporary debates about how to achieve it; and obstacles and the prospects for overcoming them. The work should be useful to students, academics and activists concerned with sustainable development. It assumes no previous knowledge of the subject.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853838422 20160528
Green Library
Book
xi, 246 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • List of figures and tables. Preface. 1. Economic growth and the environment: an introduction. Part I: Theories and concepts. 2. The limits to growth debate. 3. Interactions between economic and environmental systems. 4. Delinking environmental impacts from economic growth: issues of scale and indicators. 5. The environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis. 6. Economic growth and emissions: revising the environmental Kuznets curve. 7. Short and long-term effects of economic growth on pollution. 8. Trends of dematerialisation and rematerialisation in aggregated throughput. Part II: Empirical analysis of growth and the environment. 9. Decomposition analysis: a tool to investigate the relationship between emissions and income. 10. Driving forces underlying reductions in sulphur emissions. 11. Industrial restructuring and the reduction of heavy metal emissions in North Rhine-Westfalia. 12. Conclusions. References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792361534 20160528
Is economic growth good for the environment? A number of economists have claimed that economic growth can benefit the environment, recruiting political support and finance for environmental policy measures. This view has received increasing support since the early 1990s from empirical evidence that has challenged the traditional environmentalist's belief that economic growth degrades the environment. This book reviews the theoretical and empirical literature on growth and the environment, giving an in-depth empirical treatment of the relationship between the two. Various hypotheses are formulated and tested for a number of indicators of environmental pressure. The test results indicate that alternative models and estimation methods should be used, altering previous conclusions about the effect of economic growth on the environment and offering an insight into the forces driving emission reduction in developed countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792361534 20160528
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xi, 374 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Perceptions of Environmental Scarcity 3. Wealth Creation: Distinguishing between Production, Welfare, Growth and Development 4. The Concept of Environmental Sustainability 5. Accounting for Production and the Environment 6. Population, Affluence, Technology and Environmental Impacts 7. Review and Critique of the Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis 8. The Dividends from Environmental Taxation 9. Decision-Making and the Costs Related to Climate Change 10. Sustainability and Sulphur Emissions: The Case of the UK, 1970-2010 11. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415173322 20160527
A key area of public policy in the 20 years from 1979 is the question of how, and how much, to protect the environment. At the heart of this has been the heated debate over the nature of the relationship between economic growth and environmental sustainability. Is environmentally sustainable economic growth or "green growth", a contradiction in terms? Avoiding the confusion that often surrounds these issues, Ekins provides expositions of the concept of sustainability, integrated environmental and economic accounting, the Environmental Kuznets Curve, the economics of climate change and environmental taxation. Individual chapters are organized as self-contained expositions of the core issues of environmental economics, with extensive cross-referencing from one chapter to another, in order to guide the student or policy-maker through these complex problems. Paul Ekins defines the conditions of compatibility between economic growth and environmental sustainability, and provides measures and criteria by which the environmental sustainability of economic growth, as it occurs in the real world, may be judged. It is argued that "green growth" is not only theoretically possible but economically achievable and the authors show what environmental and economic policies are required to achieve this.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415173322 20160527
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xix, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This work examines ways that environmental sustainability has been incorporated into existing theories of economic development. To show this, the author makes use of theoretical approaches, draws policy implications, and illustrates each point with case studies from developing countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275957414 20160528
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xiii, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface List of Abbreviations List of Contributors Sustainable Developments as Concept and Norm-- W.M.Lafferty and O.Langhelle A Global Ethic of Sustainability?-- J.Wetlesen On Need: A Central Concept in the Brundtland Report-- W.Haland Sustainable Development, State Sovereignty and International Justice-- A.Follesdal Sustainability, Morality and Future Generations-- P.Ariansen The Limits of Nature-- N.Stenseth Nature, Market and Ignorance: Can Development Be Managed?-- O.Langhelle Sustainable Development: Caught Between National Sovereignty and International Challenges-- J.B.Skjarseth Economic Analysis of Sustainability-- G.Asheim Economic Initiatives and Sustainable Development: An Assessment of Initiatives and Possibilities-- S.Hansen Future Challenges of Sustainable Development-- W.M.Lafferty and O.Langhelle Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333715215 20160528
The idea of "sustainable development" was given global prominence through the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987. By presenting an integrated exposition of the underlying logic of sustainable development, the book aims to maintain and strengthen the concept's intellectual and moral appeal. While fully recognizing the concept's weaknesses and ambiguities, the overall message of the book is that the concept is nonetheless the best available idea for achieving ecological balance with both global and generational equity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312216696 20160527
The idea of 'sustainable development' was given global prominence through the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987. Since then the concept has been heatedly debated, mostly from a critical point of view. There has been a general tendency to narrow the idea to cover only environmental 'sustainability', neglecting vital aspects of both global solidarity and inter-generational equity. The purpose of the present book is to elaborate the integrated nature of the concept as it was originally outlined in the World Commission report. Given the key role of Norway's Prime Minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland, as head of the World Commission, it is appropriate that Norwegian social scientists attempt to develop the concept in a more constructive and pragmatic direction. The first step towards this goal is conceptual clarification of the original intent and interdependencies inherent in the concept. It is the opinion of the editors that the concept is both much more consistent and potentially much more radical than is frequently recognised. The book appears at a time when the commitments and accords from the Rio Earth Summit are being placed under increasing doubt. By presenting an integrated exposition of the underlying logic of sustainable development, the book aims to maintain and strengthen the concept's intellectual and moral appeal. While fully recognising the concept's weaknesses and ambiguities, the overall message of the book is that the concept is nonetheless the best available idea for achieving ecological balance with both global and generational equity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333715215 20160528
Green Library
Book
77 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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