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Author : Bryan G. Norton
ISBN : 0226595196
Genre : Business & Economics
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While many disciplines contribute to environmental conservation, there is little successful integration of science and social values. Arguing that the central problem in conservation is a lack of effective communication, Bryan Norton shows in Sustainability how current linguistic resources discourage any shared, multidisciplinary public deliberation over environmental goals and policy. In response, Norton develops a new, interdisciplinary approach to defining sustainability—the cornerstone of environmental policy—using philosophical and linguistic analyses to create a nonideological vocabulary that can accommodate scientific and evaluative environmental discourse. Emphasizing cooperation and adaptation through social learning, Norton provides a practical framework that encourages an experimental approach to language clarification and problem formulation, as well as an interdisciplinary approach to creating solutions. By moving beyond the scientific arena to acknowledge the importance of public discourse, Sustainability offers an entirely novel approach to environmentalism.

A Sustainable Philosophy The Work Of Bryan Norton

Author : Sahotra Sarkar
ISBN : 9783319925974
Genre : Philosophy
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This book provides a richly interdisciplinary assessment of the thought and work of Bryan Norton, one of most innovative and influential environmental philosophers of the past thirty years. In landmark works such as Toward Unity Among Environmentalists and Sustainability: A Philosophy of Adaptive Ecosystem Management, Norton charted a new and highly productive course for an applied environmental philosophy, one fully engaged with the natural and social sciences as well as the management professions. A Sustainable Philosophy gathers together a distinguished group of scholars and professionals from a wide array of fields (including environmental philosophy, natural resource management, environmental economics, law, and public policy) to engage Norton’s work and its legacy for our shared environmental future. A study in the power of intellectual legacy and the real-world influence of philosophy, the book will be of great interest scholars and students in environmental philosophy, public policy and management, and environmental and sustainability studies. By considering the value and impact of Norton’s body of work it will also chart a course for the next generation of pragmatic environmental philosophers and sustainability scholars grappling with questions of environmental value, knowledge, and practice in a rapidly changing world.

Sustainable Water Ecosystems Management In Europe

Author : Carlo Sessa
ISBN : 9781780401140
Genre : Science
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Sustainable Water Ecosystems Management in Europe examines the anthropogenic deterioration of water ecosystems, in particular in coastal areas. It proposes a new approach to enhance connectivity between research and policy-making. The book exploits the concept of integrated adaptive ecosystem management, by engaging scientists, policy makers and the public (the latter including both stakeholders and lay citizens/water users) in comparable case studies. Emphasis is given to the role of the public to enlarge the concept of organisational learning to the wider concept of social learning.

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Die seit 1971 wieder erscheinende, interdisziplinäre, internationale Rezensionsbibliographie IBR ist eine einmalige Informationsquelle. Die Datenbank weist über 1,1 Millionen vornehmlich die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften berücksichtigende Buchrezensionen in 6.000 vorwiegend europäischen wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften nach. 60.000 Eintragungen kommen jedes Jahr hinzu, bieten dem Benutzer Daten zum rezensierten Werk und zur Rezension.

Nachhaltigkeit Und Transition Konzepte Transition Cologique Et Durabilit Concepts

Author : Rosa Sierra
ISBN : 9783593507743
Genre : Social Science
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Hervorgegangen aus dem Forschungsprojekt "Saisir l'Europe - Europa als Herausforderung" versammeln diese Bände Beiträge in deutscher und französischer Sprache zu Konzepten der Nachhaltigkeit und der ökologischen Transition. Im Zentrum des ersten Bandes stehen ethische und epistemologische Fragen: Wie und für wen soll Nachhaltigkeit gestaltet werden? Wie sollen dabei die natürlichen Grenzen des Planeten und die Phänomene des Anthropozäns berücksichtigt werden? Außerdem wird diskutiert, wie diese Konzepte in verschiedenen Disziplinen - Geschichte, Soziologie, Geografie - reflektiert werden. Der zweite Band umfasst Analysen politischer, ökonomischer und sozialer Fragen, die bei der Formulierung und Umsetzung von Zielen des Umweltschutzes, der Nachhaltigkeit und der ökologischen Transition eine zentrale Rolle spielen. Hier werden auch wichtige Akteure, ihre Initiativen und Praktiken vorgestellt.

Sustainable Values Sustainable Change

Author : Bryan G. Norton
ISBN : 9780226197593
Genre : Science
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Sustainability is a nearly ubiquitous concept today, but can we ever imagine what it would be like for humans to live sustainably on the earth? No, says Bryan G. Norton in Sustainable Values, Sustainable Change. One of the most trafficked terms in the press, on university campuses, and in the corridors of government, sustainability has risen to prominence as a buzzword before the many parties laying claim to it have come close to agreeing how to define it. But the term’s political currency urgently demands that we develop an understanding of this elusive concept. While economists, philosophers, and ecologists argue about what in nature is valuable, and why, Norton here offers an action-oriented, pragmatic response to the disconnect between public and academic discourse around sustainability. Looking to the arenas in which decisions are made—and the problems that are driving these decisions—Norton reveals that the path to sustainability cannot be guided by fixed, utopian objectives projected into the future; sustainability will instead be achieved through experimentation, incremental learning, and adaptive management. Drawing inspiration from Aldo Leopold’s famed metaphor of “thinking like a mountain” for a spatially explicit, pluralistic approach to evaluating environmental change, Norton replaces theory-dependent definitions with a new decision-making process guided by deliberation and negotiation across science and philosophy, encompassing all stakeholders and activists and seeking to protect as many values as possible. Looking across scales to today’s global problems, Norton urges us to learn to think like a planet.


Author : Christian Pohl
ISBN : 3865810438
Genre : Science
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Sustainable Forestry

Author : Chris Maser
ISBN : IND:30000045596008
Genre : Science
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Realizing that society, economics and science are today challenged to devise a new theoretical framework for forestry Sustainable Forestry presents a unique vision of forestry for the next century. In this important new book Chris Maser covers the ecological characteristics of forests; asking - what makes up a forest? He discusses the science and technology of forestry and the uncertainties we face in our attempts to manage forests throughout the world. Sustainable Forestry also deals with current management problems within the forestry profession, beginning with university training and ending with dysfunction in land management agencies. Proposals for change are given, covering in detail what that means, how it's effected and how it's perceived. Important topics such as forest planning, establishing an environmental vision and resolving conflicts are also discussed. Maser concludes with the possibilities for sustainable forestry into the twenty-first century, specifically discussing adaptive ecosystem management.

On Global Justice

Author : Mathias Risse
ISBN : 9781400845507
Genre : Philosophy
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Debates about global justice have traditionally fallen into two camps. Statists believe that principles of justice can only be held among those who share a state. Those who fall outside this realm are merely owed charity. Cosmopolitans, on the other hand, believe that justice applies equally among all human beings. On Global Justice shifts the terms of this debate and shows how both views are unsatisfactory. Stressing humanity's collective ownership of the earth, Mathias Risse offers a new theory of global distributive justice--what he calls pluralist internationalism--where in different contexts, different principles of justice apply. Arguing that statists and cosmopolitans seek overarching answers to problems that vary too widely for one single justice relationship, Risse explores who should have how much of what we all need and care about, ranging from income and rights to spaces and resources of the earth. He acknowledges that especially demanding redistributive principles apply among those who share a country, but those who share a country also have obligations of justice to those who do not because of a universal humanity, common political and economic orders, and a linked global trading system. Risse's inquiries about ownership of the earth give insights into immigration, obligations to future generations, and obligations arising from climate change. He considers issues such as fairness in trade, responsibilities of the WTO, intellectual property rights, labor rights, whether there ought to be states at all, and global inequality, and he develops a new foundational theory of human rights.

Searching For Sustainability

Author : Bryan G. Norton
ISBN : 052100778X
Genre : Philosophy
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Examines sustainability as a goal for environmental management, exploring ways to integrate science and evaluations into a comprehensive environmental policy.

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