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Title:
The local politics of global sustainability
Author:
Prugh, Tom.
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Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xvi, 173 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Minimum technical requirements for sustainability -- Aiming for genotopia -- Prelude to politics -- Engaging politics -- Once and future democracy -- Sustainability and strong democracy.
ISBN:
9781559637435

9781559637442
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Book

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Summary

This work explores the kind of politics that can help enable us to achieve a sustainable world of our choice, rather than one imposed by external forces. It offers an in-depth examination of the elements of a re-energized political system which directly involves citizens in decision-making.


Author Notes

Thomas Prugh is an energy analyst and writer who has written extensively on environment and energy issues. He is coauthor of Natural Capital and Human Economic Survival (ISEE, 1995).

Robert Costanza is director of the Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Maryland, based in Solomons, Maryland, and coauthor of Ecosystem Health (Island Press, 1992).

Herman Daly is senior research scholar in the School of Public Affairs of the University of Maryland in College Park, and author of Steady-State Economics (Island Press, 1991) and Beyond Growth (Beacon Press, 1997).


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Chapter 1. Introductionp. 1
Chapter 2. Minimum Technical Requirements for Sustainabilityp. 15
Chapter 3. Aiming for Genotopiap. 41
Chapter 4. Prelude to Politicsp. 65
Chapter 5. Engaging Politicsp. 87
Chapter 6. The Once and Future Democracyp. 129
Chapter 7. Sustainability and Strong Democracyp. 159
Indexp. 167

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