This Handbook gives a comprehensive, international and cutting-edge overview of Sustainable Development. It integrates the key imperatives of sustainable development, namely institutional, environmental, social and economic, and calls for greater participation, social cohesion, justice and democracy as well as limited throughput of materials and energy. The nature of sustainable development and the book’s theorization of the concept underline the need for interdisciplinarity in the discourse as exemplified in each chapter of this volume.
The Handbook employs a critical framework that problematises the concept of sustainable development and the struggle between discursivity and control that has characterised the debate. It provides original contributions from international experts coming from a variety of disciplines and regions, including the Global South.
Comprehensive in scope, it covers, amongst other areas:
- Sustainable architecture and design
- Sustainable business
- Climate change
- Sustainable consumption
- Disaster management
- Eco-system services
- Environmental justice
- Food and sustainable development
- Indicators for sustainable development
- Indigenous perspectives
- Urban transport
The Handbook offers researchers and students in the field of sustainable development invaluable insights into a contested concept and the alternative worldviews that it has fostered.
Table of Contents
Part 1: History and Evolution of the Concept of Sustainable Development 1. Introduction: History and evolution of the concept Delyse Springett and Michael Redclift Part 2: Institutional Dimensions of Sustainable Development 2. Does illegality enable or undermine the sustainability of the globalising economy? Ray Hudson 3. Global Change, Islands and Sustainable Development: Islands of Sustainability or Analogues of the Challenge of Sustainable Development? Michael Hall 4. ‘Uncertainty’ in the professionalization of sustainable development - The case of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Annika Skoglund and Tommy Jensen 5. Population Health, a Fundamental Marker of Sustainable Development Tony McMichael 6. Education for Sustainable Development: Challenges of a critical pedagogy Delyse Springett Part 3: Environmental Dimensions Of Sustainable Development 7. Biodiversity and Sustainable Development Stewart Lockie and Hedda Ransan-Cooper 8. Water and Sustainable Development Naho Mirumachi 9. Sustainable Architecture Keith Bothwell 10. Sustainable Design: Concepts, methods and practices Martina Maria Keitsch 11. Is managing ecosystem services necessary and sufficient to ensure sustainable development? Mark Mulligan and Nicholas Clifford 12. Conservation, Sustainability and Economic Growth William Adams Part 4: Social Dimensions of Sustainable Development 13. Sustainable Development: Joining Sustainability and Environmental Justice Robin Morris Collin and Robert W. Collin 14. Indigenous Perspectives: Non-Anthropocentric Sustainable Development and the Right to Self-Determination Oscar Forero 15. The Politics of Sustainable Consumption Emma Hinton 16. Advances in Sustainable Tourism Development Tony Johnston 17. Food and Sustainable Development Colin Sage Part 5: Economic Dimensions Of Sustainable Development 18. Ecological Economics and Sustainable Development: Building a Sustainable and Desirable Economy-in-Society-in-Nature Robert Costanza, Gar Alperovitz, Herman Daly, Joshua Farley, Carol Franco, Tim Jackson, Ida Kubiszewski, Juliet Schor and Peter Victor 19. Sustainable development and the economic crisis under austerity: the experience of the United Kingdom Michael Redclift and Emma Hinton 19. Indicators for Sustainable Development Joachim Spangenberg 21. Sustainable Business: A Critique of Corporate Social Responsibility Policies and Practices Tim Luke 22. Urban Transport and Sustainable Development Peter Newman, Annie Matan and James McIntosh 23. Chinese Sustainability in Transition: Which direction to take? Arthur Mol Part 6: Sustainable Development – Future Challenges 24. Agroecology as post-development discourse and practice Graham Woodgate 25. The social and political dimensions of sustainable development in climate change Marco Grasso 26. Sustainable Development or the Creeping Incubation of Disaster? Raymond Murphy 27. Women's 'right to sustainable development': integrating religion and a rights-based approach Yamini Naranayan 28. From Sustainable Development to Governance for Sustainability Ashwina Mahanti and David Manuel-Navarrete