Book
254 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
224 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
608 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
  • Contents PART 1 INTRODUCTION Introduction to ecological dimensions for sustainable socioeconomic development-- The concept of sustainable development from an ecosystem perspec-tive: history, evolution, and epistemology PART 2 DWINDLING RESOURCES AND UNCERTAINTY FOR SUSTAINABILITY Water, energy and sustainable development in the 21st century-- Ecologically sus-tainable water management: role of the academy to face the development? Pres-sures and challenges - experiences in Chile-- Water management in Mexico: analy-sis from the sustainability perspective-- Hydrological consequences of climate vari-ability and impact on sustainability of the two great basins in the northwest of Mexico-- Enso drought effects and their impact in the ecology and economy of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico-- The relation of oil to the Mexican economy: past, present and future-- Climate change as a key variable for a socially and eco-nomically sustainable future: a synthesis PART 3 FUNDAMENTALS TOWARD PUBLIC POLICIES Coastal governance in Brazil: the challenges of pre-salt cycle-- Uncoupled public policies and institutions: persistent challenges for management of altered ecosys-tems-- Environmental policy for sustainable development and biodiversity conservation: a case study involving the exploitation of Beaucarnea recurvata-- Gaps in environmental law on sustainable socioeconomic development PART 4 CONCEPTS, TOOLS AND STUDY CASES An ecosystem vision for New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta: applying ecologi-cal economics and ecological engineering-- Current concepts of eco-economy and biophysical economics: towards sustainability of the Gulf of Mexico coastal zone-- Renewable resources and poverty alleviation: an application to non-timber forest products-- Use of wetland spatial models for sustainable development-- Quantitative analysis of natural resource regulations leading to coastal ecosystems sustainabil-ity: Mexico as a case study-- Conservation priorities from the structural stability of ecosystems-- Identifying areas for ecotourism and conservation of threatened species: the model of black howler monkey in Playas de Catazaja, Mexico-- Toward sustainability of development in the southern coast of Brazil-- Interdisciplinary diagnosis and scenario analysis for the implementation of a coastal protected area, Laguna de Rocha Uruguay-- The Mayakoba touristic development: a model of sus-tainable tourism in the Mexican Caribbean-- The role of dung beetles in the sus-tainability of pasture and grasslands-- Ecological engineering for controlling water pollution in Latin America-- Biotechnology for edible mushroom culture: a tool for sustainable development in Mexico-- Using ecotechnology to address water and habitat loss quality in estuarine systems, Gulf of Mexico: a synthesis PART 5 POSITION PAPERS TOWARD NEW AGENDA TOPICS Beyond duplicity and ignorance in global fisheries-- A holistic vision on sustainable forest management for the 21st century-- Diminished resources, energy scarcity and climate change: unsustainable future development-- The limits of urban sustain-ability-- Achieving sustainability: issues facing United States public research universities.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845647568 20160612
This book fills a gap in the literature on environmental sustainability by addressing the topic from the perspective of social and economic development. Progress in understanding and achieving sustainability requires the integration of scientific, social, economic, and legal issues. Yet progress in understanding and achieving sustainability will only be achieved through integration of scientific, social, economic, and legal aspects. A treatise on environmental sustainability should raise the current state of knowledge by proposing and recommending decision-making efforts and breaking new ground with agendas aimed for the younger generation. These younger scientists will be confronted with future uncertainty related to the set of crises that characterise the 21st Century (e.g. ecological, social, food, energy, environmental, climatic, financial, etc.). Currently, there are a number of indicators that demonstrate that ecological conditions are being compromised globally. These include reduced primary productivity, reduction in biological complexity, spreading pollution such as eutrophication, ecological degradation in any continental/basin/coastal/sea ecosystem, reduction in biodiversity, lowered resilience and slow recovery of damaged ecosystems, and reduced ecological integrity. All of these problems are related to social and economic pressure. The challenge for most ecological systems is not only to establish the baseline for current ecosystem conditions, but also to explore options for recovery and sustainability. The latter involves ecological restoration where ecosystem and environmental services are maintained and enhanced. These services are essential to social integration and economic development. This book not only introduces a theoretical and conceptual framework for the topic, but also analyses the uncertainty for sustainability because of dwindling natural resources. It includes contributions providing a basis for public policies, case studies integrating concepts and tools for solutions, and a set of position papers addressing new agenda topics that will shape the 21st century. The book will be useful for researchers, professors and students alike, as well as for all stakeholders from social, economic and academic sectors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845647568 20160612
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
198 p.
  • Part 1 Empowerment for sustainable development - overview of concepts, methods and challenges: Overview, Naresh Singh & Vangile Titi-- poverty processes of impoverishment and empowerment - a review of current thinking, Yash Tandon-- environmental entitlements - towards empowerment for sustainable development, Robin Mearns. Part 2 Integrated strategies for institutional change for empowerment and sustainable development - opportunities and constraints-- restructuring government for empowerment and sustainable development, James B. Sellars-- law reform for sustainable development - legalizing empowerment, David Vander Zwaag. Part 3 Education for empowerment and sustainable development, Deborah Barndt-- transformative education and environmental action in the Ecozoic era, Budd Hall & Edmund Sullivan. Part 4 Empowerment approaches for sustainable development: building upon local creativity and entrepreneurship in vulnerable environments, Kirir K. Patel-- community-based management and co-management as an empowerment tool, Fikret Berkes-- indigenous knowledge as an empowerment tool, George J. Sefa Dei-- how the women and law approach advances sustainable development, Lillian Mushota. Part 5 Empowerment for sustainable development - towards an operational strategy: engaging stakeholders in a process of change towards sustainable development, Naresh Singh & Vangile Titi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856493741 20160528
The authors of this policy-oriented study are seeking a concept and practice of development that really integrates the needs of people, the economy, the environment and practical world of decision-making. The book argues that the alleviation of poverty and sustainable development are only likely if the idea of empowerment becomes a reality through legislation, education and government. It explores the multiple ways in which this could happen and the difficulties along the way.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856493741 20160528
Green Library
Book
x, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword 1. Theories of Sustainable Development - an Introduction 2. The Discovery of Sustainability: The Genealogy of a Term 3. What Kind of Theory Do We Need for Sustainable of Development - And how Much of It? Some Thoughts 4. Theory of Sustainability? Considerations on a Basic Understanding of "Sustainability Science" 5. The Quality of Sustainability Science: a Philosophical Perspective 6. Transdisciplinary Humanistic Sustainability Theory: Justice, Governance, Blocks 7. Theories of "Sustainability" and the Sustainability of Theories: For Alternatives to the Mainstream, and against Simple Solutions 8. Sustainability and the Challenge of Complex Systems 9. Sustainable Development: A Global Model - Universal and Contextual 10. The Non-Identity Problem: An Irrefutable Argument against Representation fo Future Generations? 11. The Definition of Society's Relationship with Nature on the Basis of Reproduction Theory - A Historical-Systematic Problem Sketch 12. The Missing Aspect of Culture in Sustainability Concepts 13. Ten Theses on a Research Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138796362 20160618
While sustainability has become a buzzword in discussions about the environment and development, work on theories of sustainable development has received much less attention. However, theory is vital as understanding the origins and development of the concept is the key to achieving successful implementation of sustainability. This book offers an interdisciplinary collection of research articles on the theories of sustainable development, drawing on a wide range of subjects including history, politics, governance, complex systems, economics and philosophy. It advocates viewing sustainable development not only as the establishment of a permanent, globally practicable and future-capable mode of life and economics, but as a complex array of problems involving a wide range of social-scientific and humanistic disciplines. This innovative approach means that the book is oriented toward current problems, not toward the established academic boundaries, and it draws out lessons that are relevant for those studying and working in sustainability across the world. This book will be of great interest to researchers and students of sustainable development and environmental politics, as well as practitioners working with sustainable development in politics, business, administration, and civil society organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138796362 20160618
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (402 pages) : illustrations, tables.
  • * Introduction: The challenge of scaling up social and solidarity economy - Peter Utting* Part I History, theory and strategy*1. Social and solidarity economy in historical perspective - Jean-Louis Laville*2. Prometheus, Trojan horse or Frankenstein? Appraising the social and solidarity economy - John-Justin McMurtry*3. Beyond the business case: a community economies approach to gender, development and social economy - Suzanne Bergeron and Stephen Healy*4. Can social and solidarity economy organisations complement or replace publicly traded companies? - Carina Millstone*5. Scaling the social and solidarity economy: opportunities and limitations of Fairtrade practice - Darryl Reed*6. The potential and limits of farmers' marketing groups as catalysts for rural development - Roldan Muradian*7. Institutionalising the social and solidarity economy in Latin America - Jose Luis Coraggio*8. Rebuilding solidarity-driven economies after neoliberalism: the role of cooperatives and local developmental states in Latin America - Milford Bateman*9. Enabling the social and solidarity economy through the co-construction of public policy - Marguerite Mendell and Beatrice Alain* Part II Collective action and solidarity in practice*10. Beyond alternative food networks: Italy's solidarity purchase groups and the United States' community economies - Cristina Grasseni, Francesca Forno and Silvana Signori*11. Social and solidarity investment in microfinance - Paul Nelson*12. Balancing growth and solidarity in community currency systems: the case of the Trueque in Argentina - Georgina M. Gomez*13. State and SSE partnerships in social policy and welfare regimes: the case of Uruguay - Cecilia Rossel*14. Extending social protection in health through SSE: possibilities and challenges in West Africa - Benedicte Fonteneau*15. Enabling agricultural cooperatives in Uganda: the role of public policy and the state - Justine Nannyonjo*16. Embeddedness and the dynamics of growth: the case of the AMUL cooperative, India - Abhijit Ghosh*17. Taking solidarity seriously: analysing Kerala's Kudumbashree as a women's SSE experiment - Ananya Mukherjee-Reed*18. Demonstrating the power of numbers: gender, solidarity and group dynamics in community forestry institutions - Bina Agarwal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783603459 20160802
As economic crises, growing inequality and climate change prompt a global debate on the meaning and trajectory of development, increasing attention is focusing on 'social and solidarity economy' as a distinctive approach to sustainable and rights-based development. While we are beginning to understand what social and solidarity economy is, what it promises and how it differs from 'business as usual', we know far less about whether it can really move beyond its fringe status in many countries and regions. Under what conditions can social and solidarity economy scale up and scale out - that is, expand in terms of the growth of social and solidarity economy organizations and enterprises, or spread horizontally within given territories? Bringing together leading researchers, blending theoretical and empirical analysis, and drawing on experiences and case studies from multiple countries and regions, this volume addresses these questions. In so doing, it aims to inform a broad constituency of development actors, including scholars, practitioners, activists and policy makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783603459 20160802
Book
1 online resource (249 pages)
Book
xxv, 381 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Contents: Prologue-- Part 1 Orientation: Re-inventing economics: Revisiting mainstream economics. Part 2 Inspiration: The moral economic core-- The centered enterprise. Part 3 Transformation: Economic commons-- Grassroots economics-- Subsistence economics-- The social business-- Co-evolutionary economics, Conscious economics-- Associative economics-- The developmental enterprise-- Economics of the common good-- Social learning and the network economy-- Open economics-- The cooperative enterprise-- New economics-- Real economics-- Well-being economics-- The sustainable enterprise. Part 4 Integration: The integral economy-- Co-creating the future-- Epilogue-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780566092480 20160605
Why on earth is economics perceived to come in only one or at best two different a-cultural if not a-moral guises? There are real, and many, alternatives to the economic mainstream. The trouble is, of course, that they are hidden from us. In Integral Economics Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer pave the way for a sustainable approach to economics, building on the richness of diverse economic approaches from all over the globe. By introducing the most evolved economic perspectives and bringing them into creative dialogue they argue that neither individual enterprises nor wider society will be transformed for the better without a new economic perspective. Here, they introduce a comprehensive framework based on the same 'Four Worlds' model that is applied to enterprise and research in their earlier works.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780566092480 20160605
Why on earth is economics perceived to come in only one or at best two different a - cultural if not a - moral guises? There are real, and many, alternatives to the economic mainstream. The trouble is, of course, that they are hidden from us. In "Integral Economics", Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer pave the way for a sustainable approach to economics, building on the richness of diverse economic approaches from all over the globe. They do so by introducing the most evolved economic perspectives and bringing them into creative dialogue to produce an integral, dynamically balanced approach. They argue that neither individual enterprises nor wider society will be transformed for the better without a new economic perspective. Here, they introduce a comprehensive framework based on the same 'Four Worlds' model that is applied to enterprise and research in their earlier works. Given the richness of even mainstream economic theory reviewed in this book, let alone the variety of alternative approaches introduced, it is frustrating that policymakers and business practitioners are impoverished by a lack of apparent economic choice - between a seemingly failing capitalism and an already failed communism. The 'villains of the piece' in relation to this lack of choice are not so much the financial community and governments, though they do have much to answer, but the schools of economics and the business schools, that have created the very social ethos, the philosophical principles, and the mathematical models, that influence events. "Integral Economics", as a result, is partly addressed to academics and students in those very schools, who have either realized the error of their ways, or, less dramatically, are curious to explore whether our businesses and communities could be run in a different way. It will be welcomed by informed senior practitioners, eager to understand the current rethink of economic theory and practice and to discover how to position themselves, their organizations, and their society within a new framework.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780566092473 20160605
Green Library
Book
xxx, 311 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
  • Contents: Foreword-- Preface-- Prologue-- Introduction-- Part 1 Unsustainable Modern Expansion: Introductory remarks on the contemporary world-- The credibility trap in our contemporary world-- Japan in the credibility trap-- The imminent credibility trap in China-- Economic globalization and sustainability-- The big market versus sustainability-- Overview of the contemporary world. Part 2 Theoretical Framework and Ramifications: Pivotal concepts: definitions and elaborations-- Balanced development and strategic environments-- The basic theoretical framework-- The basic ratio and the optimal development path-- Optimal development path and actual development-- People's own invisible hands and value renewal-- Paradigm shift and balanced development. Part 3 Cultures and Comprehensive Human Development: Sound culture and sound creativity-- Sound culture and wisdom complex-- New enlightenment for comprehensive human development-- Innovative education for diverse sound cultures-- Cultural enrichment and personality. Part 4 Methodology for Sustainability: Functional approaches to sustainability-- Social-cost stability for sustainability-- The main and supplementary wheels for sustainability-- Culture-enhancing employment-- Culture-enhancing international trade-- Culture-hinged campaigns for sustainability. Part 5 Harmonious and Integral Development: Democracy for our insular planet-- A society of longevity and a positive perspective-- Multilateral-value interactions-- Systemic resolutions of important issues-- Trilateral virtuous circles and local-global linkage-- Epilogue-- Theoretical appendixes-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409404132 20160607
  • Foreword-- Prologue-- Introduction-- Part 1 Unsustainable Modern Expansion: Introductory remarks on contemporary world-- Credibility trap in our modern world-- Japan in credibility trap-- Imminent credibility trap in China-- Economic globalization and sustainability-- Big market versus sustainability-- Overview of contemporary world.-- Part 2 Theoretical Framework and Ramification: Pivotal concepts: definitions and elaborations-- Balanced development and strategic environments-- Basic theoretical framework-- Basic ratio and optimal development path-- Optimal development path and actual development-- People's own invisible hands and value renewal-- Paradigm shift and balanced development.-- Part 3 Cultures and Comprehensive Human Development: Sound culture and wisdom complex-- New enlightenment for comprehensive human development-- Innovative education for diverse sound cultures-- Cultural enrichment and personality.-- Part 4 Methodology for Sustainability: Functional approaches to sustainability-- Social-cost stability for sustainability-- Main and supplementary wheels for sustainability-- Culture-enhancing employment-- Culture-enhancing international trade-- Culture-hinged campaigns for sustainability.-- Part 5 Harmonious and Integral Development: Democracy for our insular planet-- Society of longevity and positive perspective-- Multilateral-value interactions-- Systemic resolutions of important issues-- Trilateral virtuous circles and local-global linkage-- Epilogue-- Theoretical appendixes-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409404125 20160607
Many of the concepts, values and basic assumptions on which 'modern' economic and business theory is based do not translate into or convey the same meaning in non-European languages or non-Western cultures as they do in Western societies. This results in a mismatch between what have now become global economic values and 'local' cultural ones. Kensei Hiwaki considers a new paradigm - that a sound culture is needed to underpin development, employment and trade, and an optimal development path. This concept is discussed against the background of the author's contention that his own Japanese society has succumbed to unsustainable modern tendencies leading to the antithesis of sustainable development and placing the society and economy in a 'credibility trap' into which it is predicted other countries, like China, might also fall.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409404132 20160607
Many of the concepts, values and basic assumptions on which 'modern' economic and business theory is based do not translate into or convey the same meaning in non-European languages or non-Western cultures as they do in Western societies. This results in a mismatch between what have now become global economic values and 'local' cultural ones. Kensei Hiwaki considers a new paradigm - that a sound culture is needed to underpin development, employment and trade, and an optimal development path. This concept is discussed against the background of the author's contention that his own Japanese society has succumbed to unsustainable modern tendencies leading to the antithesis of sustainable development and placing the society and economy in a 'credibility trap' into which it is predicted other countries, like China, might also fall. Professor Hiwaki presents a detailed theoretical framework for balanced socioeconomic development relevant to sustainable development of the global community, explaining the pivotal concepts on which it is based, as well as the institutional and practical implications of adopting the paradigm, including new approaches to taxation, employment, trade, multi-media communications, and global governance. "Culture and Economics in the Global Community" is a challenging but ultimately hopeful book that introduces new perspectives for leaders in the political arena, in business, in development agencies, and to researchers and others with a professional or academic interest in economics, trade, governance and environmental issues, social policy or cultural anthropology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409404125 20160607
Green Library
Book
220 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction
  • The purpose economy
  • Economic evolution
  • The ten drivers of the new economy
  • Purpose is what matters
  • Purpose myth-busting
  • The who, how & why of purpose
  • The practice of purpose
  • The purpose economy organization
  • Purposeful ventures : five opportunities
  • Working with purpose : the purpose-driven professional
  • Leading with purpose
  • Market movers
  • The five ways to move a market
  • Conclusion.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
347 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Joined-Up Thinking: Bringing Together Sustainability, Environmental Justice and Equity * Part 1 - Some Theories and Concepts: Environmental Space, Equity and the Ecological Debt * Neo-Liberalism, Globalization and the Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Linking Sustainability and Environmental Justice * Inequality and Community and the Challenge to Modernization: Evidence from the Nuclear Oases * Part 2 - Challenges: Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Ne'er the Twain Shall Meet * Part 3 - Cities, Communities and Social and Environmental Justice: When Consumption Does Violence: Can there be Sustainability and Environmental Justice in a Resource-Limited World? * Race, Politics and Pollution: Environmental Justice in the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor * Identity, Place and Communities of Resistance * Environmental Justice in State Policy Decisions * Part 4 - Selected Regional Perspectives on Sustainability and Environmental Justice: Sustainability and Equity: Reflection of a Local Government Practitioner in Southern Africa * Mining Conflicts, Environmental Justice and Valuation * Women and Environmental Justice in South Asia * Maori Kaupapa and the Inseparability of Social and Environmental Justice: An Analysis of Bioprospecting and a People's Resistance to Biocultural Assimilation * Political Economy of Petroleum Resources Development, Environmental Injustice and Selective Victimization: A Case Study of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria * Environmental Protection, Economic Growth and Environmental Justice: Are They Compatible in Central and Eastern Europe? * the Campaign for Environmental Justice in Scotland as a Response to Poverty in a Northern Nation * Conclusion: Towards Just Sustainabilities: Perspectives and Possibilities * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853837296 20160528
Environmental activists and academics alike are realizing that a sustainable society must be a just one. Environmental degradation is almost always linked to questions of human equality and quality of life. Throughout the world, those segments of the population that have the least political power and are the most marginalized are selectively victimized by environmental crises. This book argues that social and environmental justice within and between nations should be an integral part of the policies and agreements that promote sustainable development. The book addresses the links between environmental quality and human equality and between sustainability and environmental justice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853837296 20160528
Green Library
Book
xii, 209 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The idea of 'sustainability' has gone mainstream. Thanks to Prius-driving movie stars, it's even hip. What began as a grassroots movement to promote responsible development has become a bullet point in corporate ecobranding strategies. In "Hijacking Sustainability", Adrian Parr describes how this has happened: how the goals of an environmental movement came to be mediated by corporate interests, government, and the military. Parr argues that the more popular sustainability development becomes, the more it becomes commodified; the more mainstream culture embraces the sustainability movement's concern over global warming and poverty, the more 'sustainability culture' advances the profit-maximizing values of corporate capitalism. And the more issues of sustainability are aligned with those of national security, the more military values are conflated with the goals of sustainable development. Parr looks closely at five examples of the hijacking of sustainability: corporate image-greening by such companies as British Petroleum (BP) and Wal-Mart; Hollywood activism by Leonardo DiCaprio and other movie industry figures; the autonomy of communal ecovillages vs. the military-like security of gated communities; the greening of the White House (and its de-greening: Ronald Reagan famously removed solar panels installed by Jimmy Carter); and, the incongruous efforts to achieve a 'sustainable' Army. Parr then examines key challenges to sustainability - waste disposal, disaster relief and environmental refugees, slum development, and poverty. Sustainability, Parr says, has captured our imagination at a time when we are discouraged and demoralized by a failed war and general governmental incompetence; it offers an alternative narrative of the collective good - an idea now compromised and endangered by corporate, military, and government interests.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262013062 20160528
Green Library
Book
ix, 55 p. ; 28 cm.
The Sustainable Development Research (SDR) Network is a UK wide initiative which aims to strengthen the delivery of high-quality cross cutting research relevant to sustainable development in the UK. From a social exclusion/regeneration perspective, this report offers a critical review of the SDR-Network's work and evaluates the proceedings of the SDR-Network's first annual conference held on the 4 December 2001. The report includes reviews of the "state of the art" and future research prospects with respect to four particular areas of sustainable development, that incorporate strong social policy concerns: sustainable rural economy; economic growth, sustainable development and quality of life; pollution, social exclusion, equity and health; and developing tools for sustainability appraisal. It also provides a basis from which researchers, research funders, policy makers and other stakeholders concerned with environmental and social exclusion and regeneration issues can develop the discussion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781842631171 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xvii, 633 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Foreword-- Prologue-- Part I. Framework and fundamentals: 1. Overview and summary-- 2. Sustainomics framework-- 3. Economics of the environment-- 4. Ecological and social aspects-- Part II. Global and transnational applications: 5. Global analytical applications-- 6. International process applications: multi-level, multi-stakeholder, trans-disciplinary dialogues-- Part III. National and macroeconomic applications: 7. National economywide applications-- 8. Mathematical macro-model applications-- 9. Computable general-equilibrium (CGE) modelling-- Part IV. Sub-National sectoral and system applications: 10. Energy sector applications-- 11. Transport sector applications-- 12. Water resource applications-- 13. Ecological and agricultural system applications-- 14. Resource pricing policy applications-- Part V. Project and local applications: 15. Project applications-- 16. Local applications -- hazards, disasters and urban growth-- Bibiography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521719728 20160528
This book provides a rigorous and practical analysis of sustainable development prospects today by applying the innovative sustainomics framework. Developed by the eminent environmental scientist Mohan Munasinghe, sustainomics explores the practical steps in making the transition from the risky business-as-usual scenario to a safe and sustainable future. Its main message is optimistic - although the problems are serious, an effective response can be mounted to make development more sustainable if initiated immediately. The book explains the key principles underlying sustainomics cogently, concisely and with minimum technical jargon. It illustrates the methodology with empirical case studies that are practical and policy-relevant over a wide range of time and geographic scales, countries, sectors, ecosystems and circumstances. The extensive bibliography is useful to researchers of specific issues within sustainable development. This book appeals to a wide audience, including students, researchers from many disciplines, policy analysts, public and private-sector decision makers, and development practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521719728 20160528
Green Library
Book
xvii, 633 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Foreword-- Prologue-- Part I. Framework and fundamentals: 1. Overview and summary-- 2. Sustainomics framework-- 3. Economics of the environment-- 4. Ecological and social aspects-- Part II. Global and transnational applications: 5. Global analytical applications-- 6. International process applications: multi-level, multi-stakeholder, trans-disciplinary dialogues-- Part III. National and macroeconomic applications: 7. National economywide applications-- 8. Mathematical macro-model applications-- 9. Computable general-equilibrium (CGE) modelling-- Part IV. Sub-National sectoral and system applications: 10. Energy sector applications-- 11. Transport sector applications-- 12. Water resource applications-- 13. Ecological and agricultural system applications-- 14. Resource pricing policy applications-- Part V. Project and local applications: 15. Project applications-- 16. Local applications -- hazards, disasters and urban growth-- Bibiography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521719728 20160528
This book provides a rigorous and practical analysis of sustainable development prospects today by applying the innovative sustainomics framework. Developed by the eminent environmental scientist Mohan Munasinghe, sustainomics explores the practical steps in making the transition from the risky business-as-usual scenario to a safe and sustainable future. Its main message is optimistic - although the problems are serious, an effective response can be mounted to make development more sustainable if initiated immediately. The book explains the key principles underlying sustainomics cogently, concisely and with minimum technical jargon. It illustrates the methodology with empirical case studies that are practical and policy-relevant over a wide range of time and geographic scales, countries, sectors, ecosystems and circumstances. The extensive bibliography is useful to researchers of specific issues within sustainable development. This book appeals to a wide audience, including students, researchers from many disciplines, policy analysts, public and private-sector decision makers, and development practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521719728 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xvii, 485 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm.
  • Foreword. Preface. A New Generation. It Is Time. Part I: A New Paradigm. Chapter 1: Bretton Woods and the Washington Consensus. The Millenium Development Goals. The Monterrey Consensus. The Failed Doha Round. The Copenhagen Consensus. Reinventing Bretton Woods. In Transition. Chapter 2: Redefining Capitalism. Towards a New Economic Paradigm. Alternative Thinking in Financial Markets. Raising Funds through Regulation. A Paradigm Shift. Redefined Capitalism. Chapter 3: Globalization and Poverty. Pros and Cons of Globalization. Africa's Tragedy. Success Stories. Chapter 4: The Reality of Aid. What is the Right Number? Aid Effectiveness. New Instruments of Foreign Aid. Exploring New Territory. Chapter 5: The World's Income Distribution. Poverty and Inequality. The Kuznets Curve. Global Public Goods. Global Redistribution of Wealth. Part II: The Axis of Feeble. Chapter 6: Agriculture. Malthus, Meade, and Mauritius on Population Growth. The Food Crisis. What Drives Agricultural Prices? The Effect of Climate Change on Food Consumption. A Second Green Revolution. Boosting Agricultural Output. Chapter 7: Trade Liberalization and Labor Rights. Protectionism. The World Trade Organization. Terms of Trade. Multilateral vs. Bilateral Trade. Trade with African Countries. Labor Rights. Chapter 8: Small Arms Trade. Small Arms and Light Weapons. Weapons Pricing. Licensed vs. Unlicensed Production. Transparency. Trade Prevention. Chapter 9: The Extractive Industries. The Resource Curse. A Contributor to Public Budgeting. Game Changers. What Is Being Done. What Can Be Done. Chapter 10: Financial Architecture. Redefined Capitalism vs. Marxism. Tax Havens. Money Laundering. Tax Evasion. Tax Competition. Chapter 11: Brain Drain. A Pseudo Positive Drain. Figures behind the Phenomenon. Shrinking Populations. Illegal Immigration. Povertimmune. Part III: Reform. Chapter 12: Lobbies and Elites. Lobbies. Elites. Think-Tanks and Funding. The Corruption of Knowledge. Chapter 13: Institutional Reform. Two Issues in Current Reform. The World Bank. The International Monetary Fund. The United Nations. Reforming Bretton Woods. Chapter 14: The Sleeping Beauty. Rich First, then Poor. Finally Waking Up. BRIC and China. Chapter 15: The Third Sector. The Non Profit Sector. Non Profit Management. Social Businesses. Anti-Globalists. Part IV: The Building Process. Chapter 16: Marshall Revisited. Introducing the Marshall Plan. Productivity and Output. Who was Who in the Marshall Plan. The Incorrigible Optimist. Lessons from the Marshall Plan. Chapter 17: The Annan Plan. The HIPC Initiative. Capitalism and Democracy. A New Soul. A Tale of Three Capitalisms. The Battlefield. A Marshall Plan for Africa. Rearview Mirror. Undermining the Monfort Plan. Chapter 18: A Eutopia of Universal Welfare. Welfare State. Healthcare. Education. Water and Sanitation. Chapter 19: The New Institution. Universal Welfare as an International Legal Rule. Theory of International Relations. Establishment of the Welfare Charter. ACHE. Welfare Delivery through Microfinance. Chapter 20: Conditionality. Structural Reform. The Millenium Challenge. Monfortable. Part V: Financing Eutopia. Chapter 21: Collateral. Mind the Collateral. Mobilizing Assets. Hernando's Mystery. The Informal Economy. The Monfort Plan's Way out of Poverty. Chapter 22: The Yunus: A New Currency for the Poor. Global Currency. Currency Theory. Alternative Currency Theory. The Yunus. Tobin Tax Revisited. A New Architecture. International Microfinance Regulation. Chapter 23: Microsavings Insurance. Banking for the Poor. Deposit Insurance. Microsavings Insurance. Chapter 24: The Decem Series. A Public Treasure. The Decem Tax. Taxation of Personal Wealth. Decemfund: The Poor's Endowment. Decempliance. Chapter 25: Innovative Financing A First Look at Real Estate. Foreign Direct Investment. Extreme Makeover. Investors in Decemland. Part VI: Decemland. Chapter 26: The New International Territory. The Land of Ten Percent. The Landscape of the New International Territory. Chapter 27: Islands of Peace. What Are Islands of Peace? Island Valuation. Lease an Island. Harmless Armed Forces. The Decem Alliance. Chapter 28: The Race of the Century. The Participants. The Purpose of the Race. Chapter 29: The Monfort List. Words Apart. A Worldwide Recruiting Process. The Decem List. The Monfort Team. The Chief Dreamer. The Beginning of History and the First Man. Chapter 30: The New Economic Architecture. Beyond Financial Reform. World Evolution. A Window of Opportunity. The Four Pillars. Decempliant, Monfortable, and Povertimmune. The History of Tomorrow. Notes. Bibliography. About the Author. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470293638 20160604
The Monfort Plan is a five-year, forward looking plan to eradicate extreme poverty from the developing world, and details how microfinance has made a difference to developing countries. This book proposes a new institution based in the developing world with the potential to provide a basic, free, and universal service in the areas of water, sanitation, healthcare, and education to the extreme poor worldwide. The provision will be subject to a certain degree of conditionality in areas ranging from corruption to legal environment. The new institution will be established in a new international territory based within a specific country in Subsaharan Africa and will emerge in 2015. In The Monfort Plan author Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort engineers and designs a solution to lessen the burden of poverty. In order to do so he relies on the social sciences to bring about innovation and forward looking economic policies and financial instruments in the context of a paradigm shift. This book presents a multidisciplinary approach to policymaking that combines a range of fields in the social sciences, looking at the history behind the Marshall Plan, the formation of the European Union, and the Bretton Woods Institutions, in order to determine how a Marshall Plan for Africa-and the creation of New Institutions in the developing world-could work. We live a moment of crisis in which creative policymaking might prove useful when proposing outcomes for a revitalized framework for capitalism to thrive and better serve the world. Walks you through the technicalities of the new architecture of capitalism in a straightforward manner Provides a holistic view of how microfinance combined with the right economic policies and financial instruments could help change the world for the poor Contains sweeping and detailed recommendations on how to build a new capitalist paradigm that helps elevate the poor and improve the human condition Incorporating commentary from some of the top minds in the field of microfinance, this book puts the method of microfinance in perspective.
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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.
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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
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170 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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xv, 215 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Lists of Tables, Figures, and Appendixes Preface-- Part 1. Defining Economic Development, Quality of Life, and Sustainability-- 1 Economic Growth vs. Economic Development-- 2 Traditional Economic Development: Incentives for Business-- 3 Quality of Life and the Standard of Living-- 4 Environmentally Sustainable Development-- Part 2. Creating Sustainable Economic Development for States and Localities-- 5 Opportunity and Economic Development-- 6 Sprawl, Infrastructure, and Sustainable Development-- 7 The Effects of Growth on Fiscal Sustainability-- 8 Indicators and Plans for Sustainable Economic Development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780765620934 20160604
Provides a comprehensive look at local economic development and public policy, placing special emphasis on quality of life and sustainability. It draws extensively on case studies, and includes both mainstream and alternative perspectives in dealing with economic growth and development issues. The contributions of economic theories and empirical research to the policy debates, and the relationship of both to quality of life and sustainability are explored and clarified.
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This book provides a comprehensive look at local economic development and public policy with special emphasis on quality of life and sustainability. It draws extensively on case studies at state and local levels, and includes both mainstream and alternative perspectives in dealing with economic growth and development issues. The volume clarifies the contributions of economic theories and empirical research to the policy debates, and the relationship of both to quality of life and sustainability. It considers the impact of state and local tax systems on the level and structure of economic growth and development; and the relationship between economic growth and development and state revenues, expenditures, and regulatory policies. The book also explores the relationship between income inequality, poverty, and economic opportunity; as well as strategies to incorporate quality of life indices and sustainable development issues in the policy debates. "Thoughtful new insights about what is needed to reshape economic development for 21st century priorities and challenges." -- Richard Lamm, University of Denver and former governor of Colorado. "A very readable book for non-economists...it makes a compelling case for the natural compatibility of quality of life factors and sustainable economic development. It illustrates not only why traditional business incentives are not cost-effective but also suggests what to do in place of them. In particular, the authors call for entrepreneurship and education while emphasizing the tight interconnections among economy, environment, and society. In Littleton, Colorado, we have practiced these same principles for over two decades with our Economic Gardening Program and have had considerable success at economic development without significant population growth. This is the future of economic development." -- Chris Gibbons, Director of Business/Industry Affairs, Littleton, Colorado. " Local Economic Development in the 21st Century is a well-written and extremely useful and insightful book on the pros and cons of local economic development. It raises important issues on the relationship between traditional economic growth on the one hand and the quality of life and sustainable development on the other hand. Though the policy implications are about the best way of 'acting locally, ' the book has important implications for policy makers and public officials on the national level as well." -- Edward Wolff, New York University.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780765620941 20160604
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