Development, Environment, and Global DysfunctionToward Sustainable Recovery

1st Edition

Yosef Gotlieb

CRC Press
Published December 1, 1995
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9781574440126 - CAT# SL0128

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Summary

This book challenges conventional concepts of development and Modernization and surveys their contribution to "global dysfunction"-entrenched poverty, environmental degradation and socio-political unrest. Gotlieb argues for a social ecology based on quality of life and community, environmental sustainability, and "needs-based" rather than growth-oriented economic systems. Communities must find their own paths to environmentally sustainable recovery from local manifestations of global dysfunction.

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