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From here to sustainability : politics in the real world / by the Real World Coalition ; written and edited by Ian Christie and Diane Warburton
Bib ID 2326328
Format BookBook
Author
Christie, Ian, 1956-
 
Description London : Earthscan, 2001 
xvi, 223 p. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 1853837350 (paperback)
Summary

"For more and more people, politics is increasingly divorced from the problems it should be addressing and solving. The evidence is all around us, in food safety and other health scares, traffic congestion and decaying infrastructure, rural decline and urban squalor, natural disasters, loss of species and habitats and the threat of climate change to the very systems that support life itself. The list goes on and on, despite or even because of increased affluence and consumption, there are growing inequalities within and between societies, and more stress and greater insecurity at work, at home and in the university." "This book explains clearly the 'joined-up' approach that must be taken if government commitment to sustainable development is to become a reality. It shows just how large the 'sustainability gap' is between rhetoric and action, and what has to be done to begin to close it. It identifies a series of interlocking problems we face, and proposes a radical agenda of reform in national and international politics and economic policy. The concerted attention and action it advocates, from politicians and the electors they answer to, offers a coherent strategy for reversing the current trends and regaining quality of life and a shared sense of purpose to our life and societies."--BOOK JACKET.C

Notes

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Sustainable development.
Other authors/contributors Warburton, Diane  |  Real World Coalition

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