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viii, 235 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
East Asia Library
287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource (243 pages)
In Beyond Sustainability: A Thriving Environment, Delaney and Madigan approach the study of the environment from two academic disciplines - sociology and philosophy. Both sociologists and philosophers have concerns about our environment's ability to not only sustain itself, but also reach a point where it can actually thrive. It is especially important to take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment. In this book we examine the differences between "sustainability" and "thrivability" and discuss such topics as sociological and philosophical environmentalism, the ecosystem, and mass extinctions. We provide a review of some of the major human causes (e.g., hydro-fracking, the use of plastics, food waste, deforestation, and poor agriculture practises), that will likely bring about the sixth mass extinction. We take a look at the skepticism toward humans as the cause of a deteriorating environment and detail nature's adverse role in harming the environment. We examine ways to help the environment thrive, and discuss the concept of "environmental happiness." Finally, we give reasons why choosing a thrivability approach is not only possible but beneficial, and discuss practical ways in which thrivability can be taught, both in academic settings such as in college courses, as well as through community efforts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786479597 20160704
58 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
165 p. : ports. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
vii, 256 pages ; 21 cm
Green Library
xxiv, 336 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgements 1: Introduction: The Purposes of Education in an Age of Ecological Crises and Worldwide Insecurities 2: Rethinking Diversity and Democracy for Sustainable Communities 3: Cultural Foundations of the Crisis: A Cultural/ Ecological Analysis 4: Learning Androcentrism: Gender and Education 5: Learning our Place in the Social Hierarchy: An EcoJustice Approach to Class Inequality 6: Learning Racism: An EcoJustice Approach to Racial Inequality Co-authored by Gary Schnakenberg 7: Learning about Globalization: Education, Enclosures, and Resistance 8: Learning from Indigenous Communities 9: Teaching for the Commons: Educating for Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415872515 20160605
"Authentic hope is the gift Rebecca Martusewicz, Jeff Edmundson, and John Lupinacci offer readers of EcoJustice Education...We learn what it means to recover the ancient arts and skills of cultivating commons, common sense, and community collaborations in our hard times." Madhu Suri Prakash, Pennsylvania State University "EcoJustice Education should become a core part of teacher education programs across the country as it provides both the theory and examples of classroom practices essential for making the transition to a sustainable future." C. A. Bowers, author, international speaker, and retired professor Designed for introductory social foundations or multicultural education courses, this text offers a powerful model for cultural ecological analysis and pedagogy of responsibility, providing teachers and teacher educators with the information and classroom practices they need to help develop citizens who are prepared to support and achieve diverse, democratic, and sustainable societies in an increasingly globalized world. The Companion Website for this book (www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415872515) offers a wealth of resources linked to each chapter.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415872515 20160605
Education Library (Cubberley)
133 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Nachhaltigkeiten / Stefanie Baumert, Kathleen Schlutter, Sebastian Stoppe, Marc Zlotowski
  • Gedanken zur Nachhaltigkeit : eine Einleitung / Kristin Heenemann, Sebastian Koch, Justine Walter
  • Nachhaltige Entwicklung als gesellschaftliche Herausforderung : Perspektiven der Soziologie / Karl-Werner Brand
  • Nachhaltigkeit im rechtswissenschaftlichen Diskurs / Markus Kotzur
  • Nachhaltigkeit in der veterinärmedizinischen Forschung / Thomas W. Vahlenkamp
  • Nachhaltigem Human Resource Management auf den Zahn gefühlt / Irma Rybnikova
  • Landkarte einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung von Hochschulen / Georg Müller-Christ
  • Nachhaltigkeit im Bologna-Prozess : eine Zwischenbilanz der Umsetzung der europäischen Studienreform in Deutschland / Peter A. Zervakis
  • Autorinnen und Autoren.
Green Library
1 online resource.
  • Put Away Your Pencils-Reconceptualizing School Accountability through EcoJustice.- Provoking EcoJustice-Taking Citizen Science and Youth Activism Beyond the School Curriculum.- The Sustainable Farm School-Waldorf Philosophy and EcoJustice Theory in Aesthetic Contexts.- Building Teacher Leaders and Sustaining Local Communities through a Collaborative Farm to School Education Project-What EcoJustice Work Can PreService Teachers Do?.- Drawing on Place and Culture for Climate Change Education in Native Communities.- The Will of the Ancestors: A Collaborative Elementary Science Curriculum Design Initiative.- Eco, Social, or Any Other Justice? Critical Awareness among International Service-Learning Program Participants in Costa Rica.- Art to Capture Learning about the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem-Why a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words.- Ponder This? Editorial by J Myron Atkin.- The Commonplaces of Schooling and Citizen Science-Editorial by Xavier Fazio and Doug Karrow.- Living History-Challenging Citizen Science and Youth Activism through Historical Re-enacting.- Teaching with Citizen Science-It's More than Just Putting Out Fires!.- Carrizo Springs, Texas-The Story of the Systems Academy for Young Scientists (SAYS).- Mediated Pedagogy in a Blended Environment: Impact of Processes and Settings.- Why the Secret of the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont Should Influence Science Education-Connecting People and Nature.- Democratic Participation with Scientists through Socioscientific Inquiry.- Ponder This? Editorial.- Youth Activism-Editorial.- Balancing Economic Utility with Civic Responsibility.- Pursuing Youth-led Socioscientific Activism: Conversations of Participation, Pedagogy, and Power.- Harnessing Youth Activism with/in Undergraduate Education: A Case Study of Change Lab.- Science and Democracy in Youth Environmental Action-Learning "Good" Thinking.- Hitting the Big Screen-Urban Youth Activism through Documentary Film.- From Citizen Diplomacy to Youth Activism: The Story of the Global Thinking Project.- Seeing the Forest for the Trees! Conservation and Activism through Socioscientific Issues for Young Children.- Ponder This? Editorial by Angela Calabrese Barton.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319116075 20160618
This volume draws on the ecojustice, citizen science and youth activism literature base in science education and applies the ideas to situated tensions as they are either analyzed theoretically or praxiologically within science education pedagogy. It uses ecojustice to evaluate the holistic connections between cultural and natural systems, environmentalism, sustainability and Earth-friendly marketing trends, and introduces citizen science and youth activism as two of the pedagogical ways ecojustice philosophy can be enacted. It also comprises evidence-based practice with international service, community embedded curriculum, teacher preparation, citizen monitoring and community activism, student-scientist partnerships, socioscientific issues, and new avenues for educational research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319116075 20160618
311 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Umweltpolitik als Gesellschaftspolitik / Michael Wehrspann und Korinna Schack
  • Synergien von Umwelt- und Sozialpolitik : soziale Innovationen an der Schnittstelle von Umweltschutz, Lebensqualität und sozialer Teilhabe / Immanuel Stiess
  • Soziale Innovationen im Fokus nachhaltiger Entwicklung : Herausforderung und Chance für die soziologische Praxis / Michael Schwarz und Jürgen Howaldt
  • Wie lässt sich Nachhaltigkeit durch Innovation managen? / Cristina Besio
  • Nachhaltige Innovationen : eine Frage der Diffusion? / Cordula Kropp
  • Alltägliche Nachhaltigkeit : zur Innovativität von Praktiken / René John
  • Produktive Funktionen von Kollaps und Zerstörung für gesellschaftliche Transformationsprozesse in Richtung Nachhaltigkeit / Jens Newig
  • Kollaboration im (nachhaltigen) Innovationsprozess : kulturelle und soziale Muster der Beteiligung / Birgit Blättel-Mink
  • Inter- und transdisziplinäre Nachhaltigkeitsforschung : Innovation durch Integration? / Martina Schäfer
  • Gesellschaftliche Eliten im Kontext nachhaltigkeitsbezogener Erfordernisse von Ermittlung und Vermittlung / Jens Aderhold
  • Die Stadt als "Reallabor" für Systeminnovationen / Uwe Schneidewind und Hanna Scheck
  • Urbane Nachhaltigkeitsbeobachtung als innovativer sozialer Prozess / Georg Müller-Christ und Gitta Nikisch
  • Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung als Praxis sozialer Innovation / Inka Bormann
  • Die Nachhaltigkeit der Debatte um soziale Innovationen : Innovationsschub für den Nachhaltigen Wandel / Jana Rückert-John.
Green Library
xix, 243 p. ; 24 cm.
  • The challenges of social sustainable globalisation / Eva Nieuwenhuys and Joop de Kort
  • Liberal globalism : a defense / Paul Cliteur
  • The ambiguity of globalisation / Gerard Visser
  • Social, sustainable globalisation requires a paradigm other than neo-liberal globalism / Eva Nieuwenhuys
  • Individual freedom and the ESOCUL rights : the illusions of libertarianism / Rob Buitenweg
  • What's in it for us? globalisation, international institutions and the less developed countries / Joop de Kort
  • Social sustainable globalisation and international law : in need of a new international constitutional balance / Marcel Brus
  • The odds of 'liberalisation' as an informing principle of law, governance and development / Jan Michiel Otto
  • Water as a social, economic and ecological good in globalising world / Antoinette Hildering
  • Morality and the legitimacy of non governmental organisations' involvement in international politics and policy making / Anton Vedder
  • Can corporate governance contribute to sustainable development? / Cornelis de Groot
  • Sustainability reporting by companies is necessary for sustainable globalisation / Tineke Lambooy.
According to mainstream economic thinking, inspired by the ideas of Smith, Ricardo a.o., globalisation of the world economy is profitable. But unlike the classical writers the neoliberal economists pay little attention to the moral and social consequences of economic policies. Despite the fact that present social circumstances differ a great deal from those in the time of Smith and Ricardo they keep maintaining that "an invisible hand" will further social ends. Doing this they ignore growing poverty worldwide and the exclusion of countries from the international legal order and of people from the right to social participation and freedom. This book pays attention to economic aspects of globalisation and also to philosophical, legal, social, cultural, ethical and ecological aspects. Its aim is to contribute to possible solutions for worldwide problems that accompany the globalisation process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004151598 20160528
Green Library
58 p. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
355 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
166 p. ; 20 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource (249 pages)
200 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Introduction: the case for a new economics 1 From knowledge to understanding 2 The function of economics in society 3 Keynesianism: its rise and fall 4 Honesty and value premises 5 Imitation of the exact sciences: reductionism, mathematical models and Pareto 6 Economic growth 7 Globalization 8 Compassion 9 The world on a collision course and the need for a new economics 10 A humane economics for the twenty-first century 11 The United States: an underdeveloping nation 12 A non-toxic teaching of economics 13 Implementation: from the village to a global order References and notes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781900322706 20160602
The economic system under which we live not only forces the great majority of humankind to live their lives in indignity and poverty but also threatens all forms of life on Earth. Economics Unmasked presents a cogent critique of the dominant economic system, showing that the theoretical constructions of mainstream economics work mainly to bring about injustice. The merciless onslaught on the global ecosystem of recent decades, brought about by the massive increase in the production of goods and the consequent depletion of nature's reserves, is not a chance property of the economic system. It is a direct result of neoliberal economic thinking, which recognizes value only in material things. The growth obsession is not a mistaken conception that mainstream economists can unlearn, it is inherent in their view of life. But a socio-economic system based on the growth obsession can never be sustainable. This book outlines the foundations of a new economics - where justice, human dignity, compassion and reverence for life are the guiding values. Contrary to the absurd assumption of mainstream economists that economics is a value-free science, a new economics must make its values explicit.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781900322706 20160602
Green Library
xiii, 231 p. ; 24 cm.
Computing Our Way to Paradise? challenges key assumptions concerning the role of Internet and communication technologies in globalization processes. While globalization is predicated upon a strong, extensive, and interconnected network of products, processes, and services, the real environmental and health benefits remain far from certain.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780759109483 20160528
Green Library
160 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Introduction-- Tim Aldrich and Mireille Kaiser-- -- 1. Perspectives on Time-- Sir Martin Rees-- -- 2. Natural Clocks-- Sir Ghillean Prance-- -- 3. Too Many, Too Fast?-- Jonathon Porritt-- -- 4. Living Time-- Jay Griffiths-- -- 5. The Arrival of Time Politics-- Geoff Mulgan-- -- 6. Time and Money-- Will Hutton and Alexandra Jones-- -- 7. Taking People's Time Seriously-- David Boyle-- -- 8. Ethics in Time-- Baroness Mary Warnock-- -- 9. Time and Technology-- James Goodman and Britt Jorgensen-- -- 10. Conclusion-- Vidhya Alakeson.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781874719915 20160527
Where does all the time go? Despite the burgeoning army of machines designed to save us time - from cars and aeroplanes to dishwashers and microwaves - we don't seem to have any more of it on our hands. We simply fill the space we clear with more things to do - consuming more, spending more - and then look around for new ways of saving time. And so we spiral onwards, upwards, ever faster. Being busy has become a habit, and a habit that gives us high status - busy people are important people. The business of business is busy-ness. We are moving from a world in which the big eats the small, to a world where the fast eats the slow. But the fallout from a society hooked on speed is everywhere. It's affecting our health: 60 per cent of the adult population in the UK report that they suffer from stress, and more than half of these say that this has worsened over the last 12 months. It's affecting our family life, with a quarter of British families sharing a meal together only once a month. And it affects our environment too: air travel is a major source of carbon dioxide emissions, accelerating climate change as we speed around the world. And the faster we live, the faster we consume, the faster we waste energy and the faster we pollute the planet. The faster we seem to be running out of time. Is there something fundamentally wrong with the structure and values of this high-speed society? What are we running from and what are we running towards? Sustainable development is all about time. It's about trying to safeguard the health of the planet, and the people it supports, indefinitely, unconstrained by time. The idea of time offers a novel perspective on what sustainable development is all about. Looking at issues affecting society and the environment through the prism of time conveys the urgency of the challenge and leads us to solutions we might not have thought of before. "About Time", edited by the leading British think-tank Forum for the Future, brings together ten of the world's leading thinkers and writers, including Will Hutton, Baroness Mary Warnock, Sir Martin Rees, Ghillean Prance, Jay Griffiths (the author of the bestselling "Pip Pip") and Jonathon Porritt from disciplines including biology, business, sociology, ethnography, astronomy, philosophy, politics, history and sustainability in a collection of thought-provoking essays exploring the issue of time and how it relates to the environment, economy and society. The first half of this collection looks at different dimensions of time - from the history of time as a social phenomenon and cultural notions of time to cosmological time and the difference between human and machine time. These "think-pieces" are followed by a series of more practical, solutions-oriented contributions, looking at how we deal with time in different contexts - from the slow food movement and time banks to long-term thinking in politics and what we can individually do to cope with the speed society. Contributions are liberally interspersed with boxes and brief pieces offering bite-sized facts, figures and insights relating to time and our everyday lives. "About Time" is a high-profile collection aimed at creating debate about where the values of our contemporary society are taking us. It will foster reflective thinking about different aspects of time, using the concept of time to communicate and illuminate the idea of sustainable development and question our idolatry of speed. In doing so, it aims to inspire and help decision-makers in business, government and elsewhere to appreciate the challenges of sustainable development and how they might respond, and inspire individuals to create change in their own lives. For readers of books such as "No Logo" and "Longitude", this book provides a thought-provoking twist, bringing together time and sustainability in a refreshing, provocative and accessible way.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781874719915 20160527
Green Library
xxi, 133 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Part I Southern grounding of community: livelihood, healing, truth quest 1 Securing livelihoods: grounding of the relational path - a natural-communal perspective on community activation 2 Healing community: grounding of the eastern path of renewal - a Pax Africana perspective on community activation 3 Truth quest: grounding of the north-western path of reasoned realization - a primocracy perspective on community activation Part II Eastern emergence of community: permaculture, vitality of place, disclose new worlds 4 Permaculture: emergence via awakening of the relational path - an ecodynamic perspective on community activation 5 Vitality of place: emergence via awakening of the path of renewal - a developmental perspective on community activation 6 Disclose new worlds: integral awakening of community activation Part III Northern communal navigation: participatory action research, study circles, networks 7 Participatory action research: a research-laden institutional perspective on community activation 8 Study circles: an educational and institutional research perspective on community activation 9 Wealth of networks: a networked and institutionalized research perspective on community activation Part IV Western communal effect: build community, self-sufficiency, mutual development 10 Community building: an enterprise perspective on community activation 11 Self-sufficiency: an economic perspective on community activation 12 Mutual development: purveyors of the province - a mutual educational perspective on community activation Epilogue: the gene of community activation - relational, renewal, and reasoned realization paths.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138701243 20170220
As mass global and social media communications spread across the globe, we are seeing a need for a change in the way we approach issues of political and economic development. The effects of these growing communications are that, on the one hand, we see the significance of place rising, while on the other, marginalized people clamour to be heard and identities become increasingly threatened. We are quickly realizing that a 'one-size fits all' approach is not going to work. Despite more than half a century of attempts to address issues of development, we have seen fairly bleak results. In fact, the rising of economic stars, such as Japan and the Pacific Tigers hitherto, and China and India of late, have little to do with such programs of development or cultural studies, notwithstanding their accomplishment. Typically, such successes have developed top-down, with theories born and bred in the 'West' affecting, or maligning, practices in the 'rest'. The approach taken in this book looks at these developments by turning them on their head: instead, starting bottom-up with an emphasis on what the author terms 'community activation'. With a selection of case studies, this volume looks at where community activation can be found and explores how it could evolve and be of use in developing societies at large. In the process, he addresses such topics as how to embed development in a particular society, how to generate social and economic solidarity, and how to generate wealth from pre-industrial and post-industrial networks. This book provides a guide for readers on how to build community within their organization-and-society from the ground up.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138701243 20170220
Green Library
48 p. ; 19 cm.
Green Library
xix, 406 pages ; 22 cm
  • .- Introduction: Developing social-ecological concepts and theories.- 1 Interaction of society and nature in sociology.- 2 Interaction of nature and society in ecology.- 3 Sustainability in social-ecological perspective.- 4 Social-ecological systems and ecosystem services.- 5 Knowledge transfer in adaptive management and environmental governance.- 6 Climate change and development of coastal areas in social-ecological perspective.- 7 Transformation of industrial energy systems.- Conclusion: The coming crisis of global environmental governance.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137438270 20161010
This book advances a social-ecological theory to reconnect nature and society through sustainable transformation of interacting social and ecological systems. Social ecology develops as an interdisciplinary science by using knowledge from the social sciences, especially sociology and economics, and from natural-scientific ecology. Knowledge integration across the boundaries of social and natural sciences is not widespread, blocked by the specialisation of theories and their competing forms of explanation and interpretation. Chapters in this book describe a new social-ecological theory that connects concepts and theories from both sides to create a new interdisciplinary theory. Inter- and transdisciplinary knowledge synthesis creates possibilities to analyse global environmental problems more systematically by integrating specialized research on environmental problems. The author uses social-ecological theory to analyse and explain problems and processes of global change in modern society such as climate change and adaptation to it, ecosystem change, and transformation of the industrial energy regime , finally offering pathways of transformation to a future sustainable society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137438270 20161010
Green Library
138 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Wachstum und sozioökologische Aufklärung
  • Ökologische Wachstumskritik als eine Modernekritik
  • Überblick
  • Die grüne Seele der Wachstumskritik : Thoreaus Waiden reloaded
  • Motive der Wachstumskritik
  • Mehr oder weniger? : Lebensexperimente
  • Natur und Kultur : ein Fazit
  • Sozioökologle der Industriegesellschaft
  • Spätkapitalismus, Industriegesellschaft und Ökologische Kritik
  • Dynamiken der Technologien
  • Konsequenzen industriellen Wachstums
  • Arbeit und Konsum in der Überflussgesellschaft
  • Industrialisierung, Arbeit und Konsum
  • Konsumkritik und Überflussgesellschaft
  • Überflussdynamiken
  • Überfluss : Begriff und historische Alternativen
  • Weniger oder mehr?
  • Steigerungsdiagnosen und Wachstumskritik
  • Steigerungen der Moderne
  • Gesellschaftstheorien als Ökologische Kritik und Alternativentwürfe
  • Eine Verfahrenswissenschaft nachhaltiger Entwicklung
  • Nachhaltige Entwicklung
  • Verfahrensrationalität, Verfahren und Verfahrenswissenschaft
  • Mittel oder Zwecke? Analyseperspektiven Ökologischer Wachstumskritik
  • Mittel und Zwecke in den Wachstumsdebatten
  • Erneuerung einer klassischen Analyseperspektive
  • Wachstumskritik und die prozedurale Verknüpfung von Mitteln und Zwecken
  • Mehr oder weniger?
  • Anders und besser
  • Zur Demokratisierung sozioökologischer Alternativen
  • Literatur.
Green Library
x, 290 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: The Development of Social Ecology Interdisciplinary Research in Society and Nature in the 20th Century Sources of Social Ecology: Discourses on Society and Nature in Sociology Sources of Social Ecology: Ecosystems and Natural Resources in Ecological Discourses Thematic Profiles of Social Ecology: The Research on Resource Flows and the Physical Economy in a Global Context Thematic Profiles of Social Ecology: The Research on Human Land Use, Food and Biomass Production in European and Global Contexts Thematic Profiles of Social Ecology: Knowledge Synthesis in a Theory of Interaction of Society and Nature Social Ecology: A Science in Development Social Ecology and Practice: The Policy Process and the Social-Ecological Discourse.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230300606 20160610
Building on recent developments in social ecology, this book advances a new critical theory of society and nature, exploring social metabolism and global resource flows in contemporary society. Charting the historical development of social ecology in the context of environmental research, the book examines the interactions between society and nature and identifies both the barriers to global sustainability and the conditions and best practice for transforming industrial economies towards new sustainable resource use.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230300606 20160610
Green Library
xiv, 496 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1 Towards a new social contract: population - is a time-bomb ticking?-- the scandal of poverty and exclusion-- humanizing the city-- the future of urban transport - safer, cleaner, closer-- women make the world go round-- winning the fight against drugs -education, development and purpose. Part 2 Towards a natural contract - science, development and the environment: developing with the Earth-- the advancing desert-- is water running out?-- will there be food for everybody?-- feeding the world - are biotechnologies the answer?-- towards the revolution of energy efficiency. Part 3 Towards a cultural contract - from the information society to the knowledge society: the new technology revolution - information, communication and knowledge-- what future for books and reading?-- an endangered heritage - languages-- education at the horizon 2020 - with or without distance?. Part 4 Towards a new ethical contract: will there be an African miracle?-- the dividends of peace and global security-- what future for the United Nations system?-- towards a culture of peace-- conclusion -towards an ethics of the future.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856498753 20160528
This study looks at the major challenges of the future and proposes a new start based on four contracts: social, natural, cultural and ethical. Will humanity survive the coming century? Is it threatened by a demographic time-bomb? Will there be food for everybody? Will we be able to eliminate poverty? are we heading for generalized urban apartheid? Will new technologies increase the gap between the rich and the poor? Or will they open access to lifelong distance education for all? Will women conquer their legitimate place in society? How can we fight global warming and desertification? Will there be wars for water? Will we be able to harness solar energy? Will an African miracle take place? In a world of globalizing problems, what global solutions can we come up with? How can we turn a culture of violence into a culture of peace? Let us expect nothing from the 21st century: it is the 21st century which expects everything from us.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856498753 20160528
Green Library
296 p. ; 22 cm.
  • The failure of the Soviet socialist model 1 - ecological degradation and limits to growth-- the failure of the Soviet socialist model 2 - the new class and moral degeneration-- the natural resource base of an economy - illusions and realities-- why eco-capitalism won't work-- eco-socialism - a new way-- what about progress?.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856496001 20160528
This synoptic work explores some of the most important questions facing humanity in the coming generations. The author provides an holistic treatment of the environment and social justice as inescapably related questions, and refuses to analyse the industrialized and developing countries as though they are so different that any understanding of the one can ignore the other. He argues that the USSR bumped up against environmentally defined and resource-related limits to growth at a relatively early stage. But this does not mean that a free market, globalized capitalist economy will indefinitely escape a similar fate. Nor will a modified "eco-capitalism", as promoted by some sections of the Western environmental movement, provide a sufficiently grounded solution to the twin problems of environmental destruction and social injustice. The author looks, therefore, to a fundamentally different future - one in which our very notion of progress is differently conceived.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856496001 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxii, 155 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction - Rationale and Orientation-- The Vision-- Consciousness-- Dialectical Conceptualization - Towards a Dialectical Understanding of Capitalism-- Education and Social Transformation - the Ideas of Freire and Gramsci-- More on Visions - Re-Creating Our Concepts of Democracy, Truth and Equality-- Further Readings.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780897896672 20160528
The author employs both "a language of critique" and "a language of possibility" to argue that the process of social transformation must be inherently educational. Social transformation begins in prefigurative, preparatory projects and continues even after the creation of a new social formation. She also argues that Marx's materialist theory of consiousness - his theory of critical praxis - informs the thinking of both Freire and Gramsci. The ideas of Freire and Gramsci together with Marx's dialectical conceptualization of capitalism provide essential ingredients for the type of critical theory of educational praxis necessary for authentic social transformation. These ingredients also indicate how local transformative efforts can be linked to the global project for social transformation and ultimately the ending of all oppression.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780897896672 20160528
Green Library
220 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Première partie Analyses théoriques du politique et de l'économique -- Le convivialisme comme philosophie politique -- Le convivialisme et la laïcité -- Pour une école plus conviviale -- Le convivialisme et la question de l'autorité en politique et en management -- Le convivialisme et la mesure des performances -- La décroissance comme projet métapolitique -- Le problème de la démocratie directe castoriadienne -- Le convivialisme face aux enjeux des échanges et des traités internationaux de commerce et d'investissement -- Le convivialisme et les monnaies complémentaires -- Le convivialisme et l'après techno-économisme -- Seconde partie Analyses de pratiques sociétales transformatrices -- Les taches d'un mouvement convivialiste -- Le convivialisme vu d'Attac -- Le pacte civique et le convivialisme -- Le convivialisme et l'engagement dans la solidarité internationale -- Le convivialisme et l'écologie -- Le convivialisme et le mouvement Utopia -- Le convivialisme et la ville. Vers une convivance urbaine -- Le convivialisme au quotidien -- Le convivialisme et le Quart Monde -- Le convivialisme et le modèle associatif -- Conclusion : Quatre chantiers de reconstruction.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxviii, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments. The Author. Foreword. Preface. Part I: Catalyzing Social Change. Chapter 1 Igniting Civic Progress. Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Change. So Many Ideas, So Little Progress. Civic Entrepreneurship as the Solution. Igniting Civic Progress. The Mandate and Caution of Engaging Government. Conclusions. Chapter 2 Innovation as Catalytic Ingredient. Discovering the Missing Ingredient. Choosing the Right Catalyst. Bringing It All Together: The Nehemiah Foundation. Conclusions. Part II: Market Maker as Civic Entrepreneur. Chapter 3 Open Sourcing Social Innovation. Breaking Down Protectionist Barriers. Opening Space for Innovation. Leveling the Playing Field. Inviting the Exceptional. Forcing Cultural Change. Bringing It All Together: The Enlightened Monopolist. Conclusions. Chapter 4 Trading Good Deeds for Measurable Results. Current Funding Limitations. What Public Value Are We Purchasing? Are the Funded Activities Still the Most Relevant? What Change Does the Community Want and What Assets Can It Mobilize? Are We Funding a Project or Sustainable System Change? What Will We Measure? Bringing It All Together: Linda Gibbs. Conclusions. Part III: Service Provider as Civic Entrepreneur. Chapter 5 Animating and Trusting the Citizen. Balancing the Professional with the Public. Building a Public. Leveraging Social Media for Change. "Client" Choice. Curing the Expectation Gap. Bringing It All Together: Family Independence Initiative. Conclusions. Chapter 6 Turning Risk into Reward. Seeing Opportunity Where Others See Liability. Taking First Risk. Fully Calculating Cascading Return on Investment. Political Risk and Reward. Bringing It All Together: Wraparound Milwaukee. Conclusions. Chapter 7 The Fertile Community. The Fertile City (and the Entrepreneurial Mayor). Civic Entrepreneurs and School Reform. Entrepreneurial Community Solutions. Staying Entrepreneurial: Saving Yourself from Success. The Future. Notes. References. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470576847 20160603
This seminal book provides tools for civic entrepreneurs to create healthier communities and promote innovative solutions to public and social problems. It shows how to effectively tackle the intractable issues facing our country and world by exploring new ways to collaborate across sectors and leveraging strengths for the greater good. Based on the author's experience, his extensive ongoing research, and interviews with 100+ top leaders from across sectors, this book is structured around the six levers and guiding principles employed in the most effective entrepreneurial interventions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470576847 20160603
Green Library
1 online resource (405 pages) : illustrations
This book represents an important voice in the scientific discourse on what constitutes a sustainable information society, and provides a new comprehensive and forward-looking approach to such a development. This approach is based on the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by the main stakeholders of society, including individuals, enterprises, and public administration, who should use ICTs in order to build the welfare of present and future generations, ensure economic growth and socio-cultural development, increase participation in public life, permit personal development, and build the wisdom of society. As such, the book mainly focuses on the role ICTs play in transforming business, public administration and everyday life in the context of the sustainable information society. This volume will appeal to both researchers and practitioners, as it provides significant areas and directions for research on the sustainable information society, and suggests important issues for programming, building and adopting such a society. The book will allow the reader to answer such critical contemporary questions as 'What is the sustainable information society and what role is played by ICTs in this society?'; 'What are the challenges and tasks of people, enterprises, and public administration that lead towards the sustainable information society?'; 'How can ICTs support people, enterprises, and public administration in programming, building and adopting such a society?'; 'What are the factors affecting ICT adoption by people, enterprises, and public administration in this context?'; 'What are the areas that should require a primary focus in order to achieve the most satisfying results of ICT adoption by people, enterprises, and public administration?'; and 'How can ICT adoption by people, enterprises, and public administration be measured here?'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443886888 20170502
xii, 300 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments 1. Introduction "Jesse Dillard, Veronica Dujon and Mary King "Part I: Overviews of the Field 2. Emergent Principles of Social Sustainability "Kristen Magis and Craig Shinn "3. An Inquiry into the Theoretical Basis of Sustainability: Ten Propositions "Gary L. Larsen" 4. An Antidote to a Partial Economics of Sustainability "Mary C. King "Part II: International Perspectives 5. Global Civil Society: Architect and Agent of International Democracy and Sustainability "Kristen Magis" 6. In the Absence of Affluence: The Struggle for Social Sustainability in the Third World " Veronica Dujon "7. Child Labor and Improved Common Forest Management in Bolivia "Randall Bluffstone "Part III: The Role of Business 8. Social Sustainability: An Organizational Level Analysis "Jan Bebbington and Jesse Dillard "9. Social Sustainability: One Company's Story "Jesse Dillard and David Layzell "10. Working out Social Sustainability on the Ground "Kathryn Thomsen and Mary C. King "11. Triple Bottom Line: A Business Metaphor for a Social Construct " Jesse Dillard, Darrell Brown and Scott Marshall "Part IV: Local Applications 12. Exploring Common Ground: Community Food Systems and Social Sustainability "Leslie McBride "13. Social Capital and Community-University Partnerships "W. Barry Messer and Kevin Kecskes "14. Advancing Social Sustainability: An Intervention Approach "Jan C. Semenza "Part V: Integration and Conclusion 15. Reflection and Directions for the Future "Jesse Dillard, Veronica Dujon and Mary King". Contributors. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415964654 20160528
The imperative of the twenty-first century is sustainability: to raise the living standards of the world's poor and to achieve and maintain high levels of social health among the affluent nations while simultaneously reducing and reversing the environmental damage wrought by human activity. Scholars and practitioners are making progress toward environmental and economic sustainability, but we have very little understanding of the social dimension of sustainability.This volume is an ambitious, multi-disciplinary effort to identify the key elements of social sustainability through an examination of what motivates its pursuit and the conditions that promote or detract from its achievement. Included are theoretical and empirical pieces; examination of international and local efforts; discussions highlighting experiences in both the developing and industrialized nations; and, a substantial focus on business practices. Contributors are grounded in sociology, economics, business administration, public administration, public health, geography, education and natural resource management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415964654 20160528
Green Library
xx, 127 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Sustainable development in the digital society
  • Netting the globe
  • Infoworld
  • Webs of trust
  • Virtually sustainable
  • Faster is different
  • Making the Net work.
Law Library (Crown)
xx, 127 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
vi, 134 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
215 p. ; 24 cm.
Global politics remained up until a few decades ago a restricted area, which was mainly accessible to powerful nation states. This has gradually changed and 'new' actors have emerged on the global scene. This has prompted states and international institutions to adopt a so-called multi-stakeholder approach, involving more and more business- as well as civil society- actors. Civil society is a notion that has slowly regained respectability in academic, as well as policy-discourses, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the role of Eastern European civil society organisations in the democratisation of Eastern Europe. The World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) has become a test-case for this 'multi-stakeholder approach'. At the same time, the notion of a predominantly technological information society is making way for a more cultural and social interpretation, as identified in the term 'knowledge society'. The term knowledge society clarifies the shift in emphasis from ICTs as 'drivers' of change to a perspective where these technologies are regarded as tools which may provide a new potential for combining the information embedded in ICT systems with the creative potential and knowledge embodied in people. This collection, which presents the work of members of the European Consortium for Communications Research (ECCR), attempts to discuss the major issues for a sustainable future of Knowledge Societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781841501338 20160528
Green Library
279 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
237 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 21 cm
  • Construção do sujeito, do objeto e da abordagem
  • O processo de ocupação da terra no atual contexto da chamada Transamazônica : a reafirmação do direito a terra para quem nela trabalha
  • O processo de criação oficial dos PDS's de Anapu e a atuacão do INCRA : a noção de direito a terra para quem nela trabalho com autonomia
  • O processo de implementação do PDS : a noção de direito à terra para quem nela trabalha com autonomia e cuidado com a mata
  • As práticas sociais e a noção de direito vivo a uma terra de trabalho.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
viii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • 1. Introduction 2. Social Capital: Elements and Dimensions 3. The Feasibility of Constructing Social Capital 4. Development and Not Just Growth 5. The Path to Development Through Social Capital 6. Social Capital in Neighborhood Development: Pianura, Naples 7. Social Capital in Educational Policy: Spain 8. Conclusions: Linking the Actors for Continuity and Sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137478009 20160619
The pursuit of sustainable development and smart growth is a main challenge today in countries around the world. Social capital is an asset of their territorial communities. It is also a precondition for national and local policies that aim to better the economic base and quality of life for all. This change is socially diffused, economically sustainable over time, and smart in its content. A significant stock of social capital facilitates such results because it links into the process of development planning institutional decision makers and socioeconomic stakeholders who share trust, solidarity norms, and a community vision. In the last thirty years, social capital has become a forceful concept in the social sciences, the subject of many scholarly works and a topic of keen interest and debate in policy circles. Yet the main focus has been on defining and measuring social capital, with little attention given to its value in promoting development policies. Social Capital in Development Planning updates and advances the debate on social capital through the analysis of the application of the concept of social capital to programs for sustainable and smart socioeconomic development; empirical findings; and a new paradigm for development planning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137478009 20160619
Green Library

38. Hambre carnaval [2013]

160 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 16 x 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xv, 315 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Introduction Jon Norberg and Graeme S. Cumming Introduction to Part 1: Diversity and Heterogeneity 1. Environmental Asymmetries Graeme S. Cumming, Grenville Barnes, and Jane Southworth 2. Diversity and Resilience of Social-Ecological Systems Jon Norberg, James Wilson, Brian Walker, and Elinor Ostrom Introduction to Part 2: Networks 3. A Network Perspective on Modularity and Control of Flow in Robust Systems Colleen Webb and Orjan Bodin 4: Social Networks as Sources of Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems Thomas Hahn, Lisen Schultz, Carl Folke, and Per Olsson Introduction to Part 3: Information Processing 5. Theoretical Challenges: Information Processing and Navigation in Social-Ecological Systems John M. Anderies and Jon Norberg 6. Regime Shifts, Environmental Signals, Uncertainty, and Policy Choice William A. Brock, Stephen R. Carpenter, and Marten Scheffer Introduction to Part 4: Practical Approaches 7. Participation in Building Scenarios of Regional Development Louis Lebel and Elena Bennett 8. Practicing Adaptive Management in Complex Social-Ecological Systems Lance Gunderson, Garry Peterson, and C. S. Holling 9. Scale and Complex Systems Graeme Cumming and Jon Norberg Complexity Theory for a Sustainable Future: Conclusions and Outlook Jon Norberg and Graeme Cumming Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231134606 20160528
Complexity Theory Sheds light on the many interactions between natural and social systems, providing a better understanding of the general principles that can help solve some of today's most pressing environmental issues. Complexity theory relies on key ideas from economics, physics, biology, and the social sciences and contributes to important new concepts for approaching issues of environmental sustainability such as resilience, scaling, and networks. Complexity Theory for a Sustainable Future is a hands-on treatment of this exciting new body of work and its applications, bridging the gap between theoretical and applied perspectives in the management of complex adaptive systems. Focusing primarily on natural resource management and community-based conservation, the book features contributions by leading authors in the field, many of whom are among the leaders of the Resilience Alliance. These scholars make their ideas accessible by applying them to practical approaches or empirical studies that are linked to social-ecological systems. Many chapters present new twists on such existing approaches as scenario planning, scaling analyses, and adaptive management. One of the book's major emphases is on understanding the conditions required for systems' self-organization, since the capacity of any system to self-organize is crucial for its sustainability over time. A vital reference for an emerging discipline. Complexity Theory for a Sustainable Future will find a large audience among scientists, scholars, and environmental engineering practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231508865 20160527
Complexity theory illuminates the many interactions between natural and social systems, providing a better understanding of the general principles that can help solve some of today's most pressing environmental issues. Complexity theory was developed from key ideas in economics, physics, biology, and the social sciences and contributes to important new concepts for approaching issues of environmental sustainability such as resilience, scaling, and networks. Complexity Theory for a Sustainable Future is a hands-on treatment of this exciting new body of work and its applications, bridging the gap between theoretical and applied perspectives in the management of complex adaptive systems. Focusing primarily on natural resource management and community-based conservation, the book features contributions by leading scholars in the field, many of whom are among the leaders of the Resilience Alliance. Theoreticians will find a valuable synthesis of new ideas on resilience, sustainability, asymmetries, information processing, scaling, and networks.Managers and policymakers will benefit from the application of these ideas to practical approaches and empirical studies linked to social-ecological systems. Chapters present new twists on such existing approaches as scenario planning, scaling analyses, and adaptive management, and the book concludes with recommendations on how to manage natural resources, how to involve stakeholders in the dynamics of a system, and how to explain the difficult topic of scale. A vital reference for an emerging discipline, this volume provides a clearer understanding of the conditions required for systems self-organization, since the capacity of any system to self-organize is crucial for its sustainability over time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231134606 20160528
Green Library
354 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
313 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
East Asia Library
4, 3, 263 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
East Asia Library
842 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Green Library
26 leaves : ill. ; 22 x 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
viii, 460 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
93 p. ; 19 cm
  • Les clés pour comprendre cet outil -- Pourquoi ? -- C'est possible dès demain -- C'est nécessaire juste après -- Nous pouvons le faire sans attendre -- Introduction -- Rassurer les marchés? -- Le choc comme perspective d'avenir -- Où, quand, avec qui agir ? -- Bifurquer pour ne pas sombrer -- Mettre au pas la finance -- Pourquoi ? -- Dérive grandissante des produits financiers -- Puits sans fond de la dette et de l'austérité -- C'est possible dès demain -- Taxer les transactions financières -- Éradiquer vraiment les paradis fiscaux -- Définanciariser nos économies -- Dégonfler les banques -- C'est nécessaire juste après -- Nous pouvons le faire sans attendre -- Refuser la menace de la dette, l'austérité et la compétitivité -- Pourquoi? -- Une dette qui ne dit pas son nom -- Une règle pour déréguler -- Les femmes en première ligne -- C'est possible dès demain -- C'est nécessaire juste après -- Nous pouvons le faire sans attendre -- Engager la transition écologique -- Pourquoi ? -- Leur économie verte est une impasse -- Défaire l'imaginaire consumériste -- La transition écologique sera aussi solidaire et féministe -- Préserver et développer les biens communs -- C'est possible dès demain -- C'est nécessaire juste après -- Nous pouvons le faire sans attendre -- Relocaliser ! -- Pourquoi? -- "Libre-échange" ou libre prédation? -- La "concurrence déloyale des pays du Sud" est l'oeuvre des multinationales du Nord -- Le Sud précurseur de l'austérité -- C'est possible dès demain -- C'est nécessaire juste après -- Nous pouvons le faire sans attendre -- Aller vers la justice sociale et l'égalité réelle -- Pourquoi? -- Le risque aux démunis, le mérite aux aisés -- Le travail dévalué -- L'État social à la moulinette -- La figure emblématique de "l'individu superflu" -- C'est possible dès demain -- C'est nécessaire juste après -- Nous pouvons le faire sans attendre -- En finir avec l'oligarchie, étendre et approfondir la démocratie -- Pourquoi ? -- Une rhétorique individualiste mensongère -- Une construction méthodique -- Associations de malfaiteurs -- Une construction européenne sans les peuples, contre les peuples -- La démocratie au fondement du combat altermondialiste -- C'est possible dès demain -- C'est nécessaire juste après -- Nous pouvons le faire sans attendre -- Attac, à quoi bon ? -- Confirmation et complexité -- Crise et renouveau du mouvement social et citoyen -- Racisme et discriminations, dernier recours d'élites illégitimes -- Faire converger résistances et alternatives -- Attac, outil et creuset altermondialiste -- La politique autrement -- Ce que nous faisons au quotidien.
"Un autre monde est-il vraiment possible ? Il le faut car le monde actuel ne l'est plus. Mais peut-on engager la transition vers une société vivable ? Avec qui et comment ? Les réponses, multiples, sont déjà sous nos yeux, issues des mouvements de la société. Pour leur donner corps et cohérence, Attac propose : une cible : l'hégémonie de la finance, un objectif qui est aussi un instrument : la prise de pouvoir des citoyens- sur leur vie, une méthode : la construction de convergences entre mouvements sociaux, du local au global. Pour permettre aux citoyens de faire de la politique autrement, sans carrières ni rivalités, au seul service du bien commun. Même si la route est longue, elle peut être tracée. C'est du moins ce que veut montrer ce petit manuel à l'intention de tous ceux, aujourd'hui nombreux, qui se demandent si l'espoir est encore permis. Attac est une association qui lutte pour que les citoyens puissent, par l'action démocratique, se réapproprier ensemble l'avenir de notre monde, aujourd'hui soumis à la loi de la spéculation et des marchés financiers. Présente dans une cinquantaine de pays, elle est active dans le mouvement altermondialiste et les forums sociaux."--P. [4] of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
378 pages ; 20 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 238 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The great transition and the long term perspective / Thomas J. Duesterberg and Herbert I. London
  • World population prospects to the year 2025 : declining fertility, aging societies, and health setbacks / Nicholas Eberstadt
  • The biotech breakthrough / Michael Fumento
  • High-tech help for the environment / Dennis T. Avery
  • The future of space exploration / James C. Bennett
  • Prairies with lampposts or centers of civil society? : the future of the city--if any / John C. Weicher
  • The future of the state / Robert Dujarric
  • How values shape the future / Herbert I. London.
This text continues the Hudson Institute's analytical tradition of exploring the future through the lens of social science and history. Featuring the independent work of Hudson researchers (and those associated with the institute), the book starts with an overview of the possible contours of the world in the 21st century by exploring the likely and unlikely changes in the areas of population, such as war and peace, urban development and space exploration. The authors present a 21st century that will see the successes and tremendous growth found in the United States and the industrialized world spread throughout the globe, benefiting workers and developing countries in ways previously thought impossible. The book also identifies several potential threats for future growth and possible solutions to prevent such scenarios.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781558130906 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 398 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Green Library


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