Understanding Sustainability

Sustainability References

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Stern, Nicholas. 2007. The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. [PDF]

Stevens, Richard and J. Sebastián Tello. 2011. "Diversity Begets Diversity: Relative Roles of Structural and Resource Heterogeneity in Determining Rodent Community Structure."Journal of Mammalogy 92(2):387-395. [PDF]

Stevenson, Robert B. 2006. "Tensions and transitions in policy discourse: recontextualizing a decontextualized EE/ESD debate." Environmental Education Research 12(3-4):277-290. [PDF]

  • "Some writers also argue that sustainable development has been conceptualized to maintain the economic status quo and current socio-economic structures— paradoxically, the very structures that appear to have created our current ecological problems are seen as part of the solution (Rees, 1992). For example, Rees points out that Our common future assumes that economic growth is the primary vehicle for addressing both poverty and environmental sustainability. In the first case, an expanded economic pie is seen as enabling the poor to eventually obtain an adequate share; an argument that not only is contrary to the evidence that economic growth in the past has not eradicated poverty but only created a greater share for the rich, but it also avoids political debate and inevitable conflicts about a more equitable (re)distribution of incomes and resources. Second, it is highly questionable whether industrial production can be expanded without further degradation to the environment. Despite the widely-held and continuing belief that economic growth and/or markets can provide the means to correct environmental problems, there is as yet little evidence to support such a relationship… ." (p. 280)

Steward, Angela. 2013. "Reconfiguring Agrobiodiversity in the Amazon Estuary: Market Integration, the Açaí Trade and Smallholders Management Practices in Amapá, Brazil." Human Ecology 24 July. 

Stibbe, Arran. 2010. The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy: Skills for a Changing World. Green Books, Dartington, U.K. [sample chapters]

Stiglitz, Joseph E. 2002a. Globalization and its Discontents. Norton, New York. [review and summary in wikipedia] [review in New York Review of Books]

Stiglitz, Joseph E. 2006. Making Globalization Work: The Next Steps to Global Justice. Penguin, London.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. 2009. "Capitalist Fools." Vanity Fair January.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. 2010. Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy. Norton, New York.  [excerpt]  [review by Paul mason in The New Statesman]  [review by Larry Elliott in the Guardian]   [review by Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times]

Stiglitz, Joseph E. 2012. The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future. Norton, New York. 

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