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The local politics of global sustainability / Thomas Prugh, Robert Costanza, Herman Daly
Bib ID 333362
Format BookBook
Author
Prugh, Thomas
 
Description Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c2000 
xvi, 173 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 1559637439 (alkaline paper) (cloth)
1559637447 (alkaline paper) (paperback)
Summary

"In The Local Politics of Global Sustainability, Thomas Prugh, Robert Costanza, and Herman Daly explore the political implications of ecological economics. They envision a reenergized political system based on a type of self-governance that political scientist Benjamin Barber calls "strong democracy." A politics of engagement rather than consignment, strong democracy empowers citizens to participate directly in community decision making." "Using examples of communities that are experimenting with various features of strong democratic systems, The Local Politics of Global Sustainability explains the crucial biophysical, economic, and social issues involved in achieving a sustainable world of our choice, rather than one imposed by external factors."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Ch. 1. Introduction
  • Ch. 2. Minimum Technical Requirements for Sustainability
  • Ch. 3. Aiming for Genotopia
  • Ch. 4. Prelude to Politics
  • Ch. 5. Engaging Politics
  • Ch. 6. The Once and Future Democracy
  • Ch. 7. Sustainability and Strong Democracy.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Economic policy -- Environmental aspects.  |  Environmental policy -- Economic aspects.  |  Sustainable development -- Political aspects.  |  Environmentalism -- Political aspects.  |  Social ecology.  |  Political participation.  |  Local government.
Other authors/contributors Daly, Herman E  |  Costanza, Robert

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