Understanding Sustainability

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Spangenberg, Joachim H. 2013b. "Pick Simply the Best: Sustainable Development is about Radical Analysis and Selective Synthesis, not about Old Wine in New Bottles." Sustainable Development 21(2):101-111. [abstract]

  • [Looking to the future] "The resulting society might still be called a capitalist one; it would significantly differ from current capitalism, but not resemble past socialist economies. Rather than categorizing it as one or the other, or than deriving new ‘-isms’, the discussion should focus on the practical means to pursue the sustainable transformation of our societies and economies." (p. 101)

Spangenberg, Joachim H. 2016. "The world we see shapes the world we create:how the underlying worldviews lead to different recommendations from environmental and ecological economics – the green economy example." International Journal of Sustainable Development 19(2):127-146.

  • "The ability of neoclassical economics to survive in the political arena despite its flaws and the economic disasters caused by relying on it is not due to its predictive capabilities or mathematical rigour, but rather due to its function as legitimation science – power supports the science legitimising power. The capitalist accumulation regime and its inherent growth tendency, along with the limited ability to distribute the wealth created are legitimised by a world view explaining that this is as the world must be. Alternatives are declared to be rather unthinkable (illusionary, day dreams, unrealistic, castles in the air etc. are terms used to discredit suggestions for change)." (p. 142)

Spangenberg, Joachim H. and Josef Settele. 2010. "Precisely Incorrect? Monetising the Value of Ecosystem Services." Ecological Complexity 7(3):327-337.

Spangenberg, Joachim H. and O. Bonniot. 1998. Sustainability Indicators: A Compass on the Road towards Sustainability. OECD, Paris. [PDF]

Spangenberg, Joachim H., Christoph Görg, Dao Thanh Truong, Vera Tekken, Jesus Victor Bustamante, and Josef Settele. 2014. "Provision of ecosystem services is determined by human agency, not ecosystem functions: Four case studies." International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 10(1):40-53. [abstract]

Spash, Clive L. 2011. "Social Ecological Economics: Understanding the Past to See the Future." American Journal of Economics and Sociology 70:340-375. [PDF]

Spatari, Sabrina, Yimin Zhang, and Heather L. MacLean. 2005. "Life Cycle Assessment of Switchgrass- and Corn Stover-Derived Ethanol-Fueled Automobiles." Environmental Science and Technology 39(24):9750-9758.

Spath, Pamela L., Margaret K. Mann, Dawn R. Kerr. 1999. Life Cycle Assessment of Coal-fired Power Production. NREL/TP-570-25119, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado. [PDF]

Spear, Laurinda. 2010. "My Miami with Laurinda Spear: Ballet Valet Parking Garage & Retail Center." (A vertical garden concept covering a parking garage.) [video] [brief description

Spehar, Stephanie. 2011. "Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation (Anthro/Env Stds 368 syllabus)." University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. [PDF]

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