Environment and Sustainability in a Globalizing World

1st Edition

Andrea Nightingale

Routledge
April 10, 2019 Forthcoming
Textbook - 262 Pages - 23 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780765646446 - CAT# Y177715
Series: Foundations in Global Studies

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Summary

From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this student-friendly text follows a three-pronged approach to help students understand the globalizing processes relating to environment and sustainability that are examined in a range of disciplines, including environmental studies, geography, global studies, political science, international affairs, comparative politics, and other disciplines. First, it presents foundational material that gives students the conceptual underpinnings required for rigorous analysis. This section opens with a brief historical overview of the concerns revolving around environmental sustainability in the modern era. Following this, the text then presents key concepts and theoretical constructs that define the global context for sustainable environmental practices, such as the key thinkers and theories pertaining to sustainable environmental practice, and the key international agencies and treaties involved in global discussions. The second part of the book examines the space where theory meets reality. It touches on the various models and ways to measure sustainability, the range of environmental domains at play in the sustainability dialogue, and the controversies surrounding them. The third section employs case studies to examine theory and practice at work in particular situations. The case studies have been selected with an eye toward comprehensiveness of coverage across disciplines and across regions.

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