Understanding Sustainability

Sustainability References

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Ackerman, Frank and Alejandro Nadal. 2004. The Flawed Foundations of General Equilibrium: Critical Essays on Economic Theory. Routledge, London. [PDF]

Ahmed, Nafeez Mossadeq. 2010c. The Crisis of Civilization: A Documentary about Global Crises. [related companion book: A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It. Pluto Press, London.] (Dean Puckett Producer) 

Alfaro, Laura, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, and Vadym Volosovych. 2005. "Why Doesn't Capital Flow from Rich to Poor Countries? An Empirical Investigation." Published online, Harvard Business School, Cambridge.   [PDF

Allen, Patricia and Julie Guthman. 2006. "From Old School to Farm-to-School: Neoliberalization from the Ground Up." Agriculture and Human Values 23(4):401-415. [PDF]

Altieri, Miguel A. and Alejandro Rojas. 1999. "Ecological Impacts of Chile's Neoliberal Policies, with Special Emphasis on Agroecosystems." Environment, Development and Sustainability 1:55-72. [PDF]

Arimatéia da Cruz, José de. 2008. "Africa in the Neo-Liberal World (Dis)Order." (Review Essay). Journal of Third World Studies Fall. Review of: Bond, Patrick, 2006, Looting Africa: The Economics of Exploitation, Zed Books, New York; Chang, Ha-Joon, 2002, Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective, Anthem, London; Ferguson, James, 2006, Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order, Duke University Press, Durham; Madley, John, 2000, Hungry for Trade: How the Poor Pay for Free Trade, Zed Books, New York; and Torres, Raymond, 2001, Towards a Socially Sustainable World Economy: An Analysis of the Social Pillars of Globalization, ILO, Geneva.

Ayres, Jeffrey M. 2004. "Framing Collective Action Against Neoliberalism: The Case of the 'Anti-Globalization' Movement." Journal of World-Systems Research 10(1):11-34.

Bacon, Christopher M. 2013. "Quality revolutions, solidarity networks, and sustainability innovations: Following Fair Trade coffee from Nicaragua to California." Journal of Political Ecology 20:98-115. [PDF]

Ball, Jennifer A. 2004. "The Effects of Neoliberal Structural Adjustment on Women's Relative Employment in Latin America." International Journal of Social Economics 31(10):974-987. [abstract]

Barron, Elizabeth. 2005. "Beyond Green Capitalism: Providing an Alternative Discourse for the Environmental Movement and Natural Resource Management." Middle States Geographer 38:69-76. [PDF]

Barry, John. 2012. The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability. Human Flourishing in a Climate-Changed, Carbon Constrained World. Oxford University Press, Oxford. [review]

Becker, Bertha K. 2005. "Geopolítica da Amazônia." Estudos Avançados 19(53):71-86.

Beder, Sharon. 1994. "The Hidden Messages within Sustainable Development." Social Alternatives 13(2):8-12.

  • "Sustainable development represents a cooption of the term sustainability which once represented ideas of stability and equilibrium and harmony with nature. In the late 1960s and early 1970s the term was used in the context of the limits to growth debate as part of the argument against economic and population growth."
  • "In 1982 the British government began using the term sustainability to refer to sustainable economic expansion rather than the sustainable use of resources."

Bhagwati, Jagdish. 1995. "Trade Liberalisation and 'Fair Trade' Demands: Addressing the Environmental and Labour Standards Issues." World Economy 18(6):745-759. [PDF

Brenner, N. and N. Theodore. 2002. "Preface: From the 'New Localism' to the Spaces of Neoliberalism." Antipode 34(3):341-347. [PDF]

Büscher, Bram. 2008. "Conservation, Neoliberalism, and Social Science: A Critical Reflection on the SCB 2007 Annual Meeting in South Africa." Conservation Biology 22:229-231. [review letter]

Cardoso, Fernando Henrique and Enzo Faletto. 1969 [and 1979]. Dependency and Development in Latin America. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles.

Cardoso, Fernando Henrique. 2009. "New paths: Globalization in historical perspective." Studies in Comparative International Development 44(4):296-317. [PDF]

Cayley, Malcolm. n.d. "The Brundtland Report: A Short Critique." Unpublished essay, The Australian National University, Department of International Relations.

Cernea, Michael M. (ed.). 1985. Putting People First: Sociological Variables in Rural Development, Second Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford. [PDF]

Chang, Ha-Joon. 2002. Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective. Anthem Press, London. [related essay by author] [related article by author in Foreign Policy in Focus (PDF)] [summary (PDF)] [review 1] [review by Arne Ruckert (PDF)

Chetty, Raj, David Grusky, Maximilian Hell, Nathaniel Hendren, Robert Manduca, and Jimmy Narang. 2017. "The fading American dream: Trends in absolute income mobility since 1940." Science 24 April:eaal4617. [related website "The Equality of Opportunity Project" with lots of data, graphs, and maps]

Chomsky, Noam. 1997. Neoliberalism and the Global Order. Presentation, Yale University, 25 February. [video presentation]

Chomsky, Noam. 1999. Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order. Seven Stories Press, New York. [PDF] [video interview]

Chomsky, Noam. 2016. Requiem for the American Dream. [review

Chomsky, Noam. 2017. Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power. Seven Stories Press, New York. [review of related video]

Cleaver, Harry. 1997. "Nature, Neoliberalism and Sustainable Development: Between Charybdis & Scylla." Paper, 4th Ecology Meeting on Economy and Ecology, Instituto Piaget, Viseu, Portugal, 17-19 April.

Clifford, Veronica R. 1993. "Implementing Privatization Policy in Developing Countries: A Selected Literature Review." Working Paper #3 (August), USAID Implementing Policy Change Project, Washington, D.C. [PDF]

Correia, David. 2010. "The certified Maine North Woods, where money grows from trees." Geoforum 41(1):66-73.

Correia, David. 2012. "Degrowth, American Style: No Impact Man and Bourgeois Primitivism." Capitalism Nature Socialism 23(1):105-118. 

Cotula, Lorenzo. 2011. Land Deals in Africa: What is in the Contracts? International Institute for Environment and Development, London. [news story in The Guardian]

Crouch, Colin. 2011. The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism. Polity Press, Cambridge.

  • Why didn't the finacial crisis of 2008 result in the death of neoliberalism? The answer it seems is that the large corporations did not let that happen. This would support the thesis that we are now politically an inverted totalitarian nation.
  • Several factors have brought us to this situation:

    -Most obviously, the lobbying power of firms whose donations are of growing importance to cash-hungry politicians and parties;

    -The weakening of competitive forces by firms large enough to shape and dominate their markets;

    -The power over public policy exercised by corporations enjoying special relationships with government as they contract to deliver public services;

    -The moral initiative that is grasped by enterprises that devise their own agendas of corporate social responsibility.

Dauvergne, Peter and Jane Lister. 2012. "Big brand sustainability: Governance prospects and environmental limits." Global Environmental Change 22:36-45.

"...the article highlights the importance of a co-regulatory governance approach that includes stronger state regulations, sustained advocacy, more responsible individual consumerism, and tougher international legal constraints to go beyond the business gains from big brand sustainability to achieve more transformational, ‘absolute’ global environmental progress."

Dauvergne, Peter and Jane Lister. 2013a. "The Corporatization of Sustainability." E-International Relations 17 January. 

  • "Sustainability for companies like Walmart, Tesco and Target is about maintaining high-quality and low-cost inputs to increase the supply of and demand for branded goods. The strategy is to leverage environmental management tools like life-cycle assessment and eco-certification to reduce supply chain risks and protect brand reputations with the goal to keep selling more. Companies see opportunity to legitimize the on-going production of rapidly obsolete, disposable items like diapers, household cleaners, and bottled water through a discourse that emphasizes product improvements, such as smaller packages and more recycled content to reduce per unit energy and material usage."
  • "Sustainability here is meant to encourage demand, not reduce total consumption; it will therefore mean more rather than less pressure on the planet’s climate, forests and oceans."
  • "The end result is a far cry from the 1987 Brundtland Commission’s original conception of 'sustainable development'…"

Dauvergne, Peter and Genevieve LeBaron. 2014. Protest Inc.: The Corporatization of Activism. Polity, Press, Malden, Massachusetts.

Deere, Carmen Diana and Magdalena León. 2001b. "Institutional Reform of Agriculture under Neo-liberalism: The Impact of the Women's and Indigenous Movements." Latin American Research Review 36(2):31-64. [PDF]

Desai, Vandana and Rob Imrie. 1998. "The New Managerialism in Local Governance: North-South Dimensions." Third World Quarterly 19(4):635-650. 

Domingues, José Maurício. 2011. "Revisiting Dependency and Development in Latin America." Ciência & Trópico 65(2):753-780. 

Dreher, Axel and Valentin F. Lang. 2016. The Political Economy of International Organizations. CESIFO Working paper #6077.

"...the institution’s ideational culture is dominated by a set of ‘neoliberal’ economic beliefs."

Eisenstein, Charles. 2015. "Sustainable Development: Something New or More of the Same?" Resilience 25 September. 

Fearnside, Philip M. 2016. "Brazilian politics threaten environmental policies." Science 353(6301):746-748. [PDF English] [PDF Português]

Fernando, Jude L. 2003. "The power of unsustainable development: What is to be done?" Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 590:6-31.

Abstract. “Regardless of the state of theory and practice in sustainable development, there is no doubt that an ethical/moral imperative exists to address socioeconomic inequality and degradation of the environment. To realize the goals of sustainable development, it must be liberated from its embeddedness in the ideology and institutional parameters of capitalism. This calls for a departure from the current reformist character of development theory and the practice and articulation of an alternative vision of political economy, as well as a politically strong commitment to realizing it. This endeavor should be global in scope: not in an attempt to create a homogeneous world order but rather to prevent social diversity from being reconfigured and disciplined according to the imperatives of capital. The state must play a pivotal role if social transformative efforts are to bear fruit and break through the impasse capitalism has imposed on realizing the goals of sustainable development.”

Florida, Richard. 2017. The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do About It. Basic Books, New York. 

Frank, Andre Gunder. 1979. Dependent Accumulation and Underdevelopment. Monthly Review Press, New York.

Fridell, Gavin, Daniel Jaffee, and Laura Raynolds. 2009. "Dissecting the Boom: Is Fair Trade growing its way out of its roots?" Historical Materialism 17:237-299. 

Fridell, Mara, Ian Hudson, and Mark Hudson. 2008. "With Friends Like These: The Corporate Response to Fair Trade Coffee." Review of Radical Political Economics 40:8-34. [PDF]

Gaile, G.L. 1980. "The spread-backwash concept." Regional Studies 14(1):15-25. 

Gallagher, Kevin P. 2010. "China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization." Issues in Brief, #18, October 2010. Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University, Boston.  

Gallagher, Kevin P. and Daniel Chudnovsky (eds.). 2010. Rethinking Foreign Investment for Sustainable Development: Lessons from Latin America. Anthem Press, New York. [Foreword by J. Ocampo (PDF)]  [brief review]

George, Susan. 1999. "A Short History of Neo-Liberalism: Twenty Years of Elite Economics and Emerging Opportunities for Structural Change." Conference on Economic Sovereignty in a Globalizing World, Bangkok, March 24-26.

Gibney, Bruce Cannon. 2017. A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America. Hachette Books, New York. [author interview on WPR] [review in The Washington Post] [brief review in Salon]

Giroux, Henry A. 2004. The Terror of Neoliberalism: Cultural Politics and the Promise of Democracy. Paradigm Publishers, Boulder.

Giroux, Henry A. 2005. "The Terror of Neoliberalism: Rethinking the Significance of Cultural Politics." College Literature 32(Winter):1-19. [PDF]

Giroux, Henry A. 2010. "Business Culture and the Death of Public Education: The Triumph of Management Over Leadership." Truthout 12 November.

Giroux, Henry A. 2012. Education and the crisis of public values. Peter Lang, New York. [abstract] [related video]

Giroux, Henry A. 2015. "Democracy in Crisis, the Specter of Authoritarianism, and the Future of Higher Education." Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs 1(7):101-113. [related interview with author

Glaude, Eddie. 2015. Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul. Crown, New York. [interview in Salon] [discussion on Book TV (video)]

Halebsky, S. and R.L. Harris (eds.). 1995. Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America. Westview Press, Boulder.

Hall, Charles A.S. 1990. "Sanctioning Resource Depletion: Economic Development and NeoClassical Economics." The Ecologist 20(3):99-104. [abstract]

Hall, Peter A. and David Soskice (eds.). 2001. Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage. Oxford University Press, Oxford. [Introduction (PDF)] [review by C. Umney] [critique by N. Kang (PDF)] [related paper (PDF)] [related paper by M. Wilkins (PDF)

Haque, M. Shamsul. 1999. "The Fate of Sustainable Development Under Neo-liberal Regimes in Developing Countries." International Political Science Review 20(2):197-218. [PDF

Harry W. Richardson. 2007. "Growth Pole Spillovers: the dynamics of backwash and spread." Regional Studies 41(S1):S27-S35. [PDF

Harvey, David. 2005. A Brief History of Neoliberalism. Oxford University Press, New York. [Author interview]

Haugard, Lisa and Kelly Nicholls. 2010. Breaking the Silence: In Search of Colombia’s Disappeared. Latin America Working Group Education Fund, Washington, D.C. [PDF]

Hedges, Chris. 2009. Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. Nation Books, New York. [review] [lecture]

Hedges, Chris. 2013. The world as it is: dispatches on the myth of human progress, revised edition. Nation Books, New York. [author interview] [related essay] [essay related to the media] [author podcast] [podcast 2 with Q&A]

Hedges, Chris.  2015. "The Great Unraveling." Truth Dig 30 August.

Hess, David J. 2011. "Electricity Transformed: Neoliberalism and Local Energy in the United States." Antipode 43(4):1056-1077. 

Holden, C. 1980. "The Reagan Years: Environmentalists Tremble." Science 210:988-991.

Holmberg, Susan and Mark Schmitt. 2016. "The overpaid CEO. There have been many attempts to curb exorbitant executive pay. But we won’t fix the problem until we address the nature of the corporation." Democracy 34(Fall). [reprinted as: "The Milton Friedman Doctrine Is Wrong. Here’s How to Rethink the Corporation. We won’t fix the problem until we address the nature of the corporation" in Evonomics 9 June.]  

Hornborg, Alf. 2014. "Technology as Fetish: Marx, Latour, and the Cultural Foundations of Capitalism." Theory, Culture & Society 31 (4):119-140. [abstract] [related video] [related podcast interview]

ILO. 2011. The global crisis: Causes, responses and Challenges. International Labour Office (ILO), International Labour Organization, Geneva. [PDF

Kahn, Richard. 2011. "How should Global Climate Change Change the Climate of Our Conversation in Education?"  Presentation, University of Oslo, 20 May, Oslo Norway. [synopsis]

Katz, Lawrence F. and Alan B. Krueger. 2017. "Documenting decline in U.S. economic mobility." Science 24 April:eaan3264.

"Median incomes stagnate as inequality increases."

Kay, Cristóbal. 1989. Latin American Theories of Development and Underdevelopment. Routledge, London.

Kay, Cristóbal. 1997. "Latin America’s Exclusionary Rural Development in a Neo-liberal World." Latin American Studies Association (LASA) 1997 meeting, Guadalajara, Mexico, 17-19 April. [PDF]

Kearins, Kate and Clive Gilson. 2005. "Editorial: Theoretical Perspectives on Sustainability." Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory 9(1):1-5. [PDF]

Kellogg, Paul. 2007. "Regional Integration in Latin America: Dawn of an Alternative to Neoliberalism." New Political Science 29(2):187-209. [PDF]

Kermath, Brian. 2004/2014. "What Is Neoliberalism?" Online at Resources for Understanding & Teaching Sustainability. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. 

Kinzer, Stephen. 2017. The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire. Henry Holt, New York. [Author interview with Chris Hedges

Klein, Naomi. 2007. The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Metropolitan Books, New York. [review 1, review 2] [related news story by Jason Mark in Salon] [related video presentation by author]

Klein, Naomi. 2013. "How science is telling us all to revolt. Is our relentless quest for economic growth killing the planet? Climate scientists have seen the data – and they are coming to some incendiary conclusions." New Statesman 29 October.

Klikauer, Thomas. 2015. "What Is Managerialism?" Critical Sociology 41(7-8):1103-1119. [PDF] [review by S. Jaros of Klikauer's related book Managerialism: A Critique of an Ideology (PDF)]

Klikauer. Thomas. 2013. Managerialism: A Critique of an Ideology. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. [review by S. Jaros (PDF)] [related paper "What is managerialism" by Klikauer (PDF)]

Kotz, David. 2003. "Neoliberalism and the U.S. Economic Expansion of the '90s." Monthly Review 54(11):15-33.

Kruse, Kevin M. 2015. One Nation Under God. How Corporate America Invented Christian America. [related essay by author] [author podcast interview] [related lecture by author] [review 1] [review 2]

Kumhof, Michael and Romain Rancière. 2010. "Inequality, Leverage and Crises." International Monetary Fund (IMF), Working Paper #WP/10/268. IMF, Washington, D.C. [PDF]  [news story]

López, Ramón. 1997. "Environmental Externalities in Traditional Agriculture and the Impact of Trade Liberalization: The Case of Ghana." Journal of Development Economics 3(1):17-39. [abstract]

Lacy, Peter. 2013. CEO Study on Sustainability 2013: Architects of a Better World. The UN Global Compact-Accenture. [PDF] [news story by Jo Confino in The Guardian]

Lawn, Philip A. 2011. "Is steady-state capitalism viable? A review of the issues and an answer in the affirmative." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1219:1-25.

LeBaron, Genevieve. 2013. "Green NGOs cannot take big business cash and save planet." The Guardian 1 October.

Leshem, Dotan. 2016. The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault. Columbia University Press, New York. [excerpt

Levy, David L. 1997. "Environmental management as political sustainability." Organization and Environment 10(2):126-147. [PDF]

  • "On the ideological and symbolic level, EM serves to construct products and companies as 'green' and legitimizes corporate management as the primary societal agent responsible for addressing environmental issues. Together with more overtly political measures, such as forming alliances with environmental organizations, EM helps to shore up the legitimacy of the hegemonic bloc." (p. 127)

Madley, John. 2000. Hungry for Trade: How the Poor Pay for Free Trade. Zed Books, New York. [review]

Maniates, Michael F. 2001. "Individualization: Plant a tree, buy a bike, save the world?." Global Environmental Politics 1:31-52. [PDF]

  • "...the individually responsible consumer is encouraged to purchase a vast array of 'green' or 'eco-friendly' products on the promise that the more such products are purchased and consumed, the healthier the planet's ecological processes will become. 'Living lightly on the planet' and 'reducing your environmental impact' becomes, paradoxically, a consumer-product growth industry."
  • "A theory of social change that embraced the image of consumers voting with their pocketbook soon took root. Almost overnight, the responsibility for fundamental change in American consumption and production landed squarely on the backs of individual consumers—not on government (which was to be trimmed) or corporations (which were cast as victims of government meddling, and willing servants to consumer sovereignty)."

Mark, Jason. 2013. "Naomi Klein: Green groups may be more damaging than climate change deniers. The "No Logo" author explains how environmentalists may be more damaging to their cause than climate change deniers." Salon 5 September.

McAfee, Kathleen and Elizabeth N. Shapiro. 2010. "Payments for Ecosystem Services in Mexico: Nature, Neoliberalism, Social Movements, and the State." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 100(3):1-21.

McAfee, Kathleen. 2012. "The Contradictory Logic of Global Ecosystem Services Markets." Development and Change 43(1):105-131.

Meadway, James and Kirsty Styles. 2015. Beginners Guide to Neoliberalism. Weekly Economics Podcast, Six-part Miniseries, New Economics Foundation, London. [podcast]  

Milne, Marcus J. and Rob Gray. 2013. "W(h)ither ecology? The triple bottom line, the global reporting initiative, and corporate sustainability reporting." Journal of Business Ethics 118(1):13-29.

  • "…the TBL and the GRI are insufficient conditions for organizations contributing to the sustaining of the Earth’s ecology. Paradoxically, they may reinforce business-as-usual and greater levels of un-sustainability." (p.13)

Mirowski, Philip. 2013. Never Let a Serious Crisis go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown. Verso, London.

Momsen, J. 1998. "Caribbean Tourism and Agriculture: New Linkages in the Global Era?" Pages 115-133 in T. Klak Lanham (ed.), Globalization and Neoliberalism: The Caribbean Context, Rowman & Littleman, Oxford.

Monbiot, George. 2010. "For the Conservatives, this is not a financial crisis but a long-awaited opportunity. In a classic example of 'disaster capitalism', the cuts are being used to reshape the economy in the interests of business – and to trash the public sector." The Guardian 18 October. 

Monbiot, George. 2014. "Deviant and Proud. Do you feel left out? Perhaps it’s because you refuse to succumb to the competition, envy and fear neoliberalism breeds." The Guardian 6 August. 

Monbiot, George. 2014. “If you think we're done with neoliberalism, think again: The global application of a fraudulent economic theory brought the west to its knees. Yet for those in power, it offers riches”. The Gaurdian 14 January.

Monbiot, George. 2016. "Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems." The Guardian 15 April. 

Morris, Jason. 2013. "The Evolving Localism (and Neoliberalism) of Urban Renewable Energy Projects." Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment 35(1):16-29. 

Mosse, David. 2005. Cultivating Development: An Ethnography of Aid Policy and Practice. Pluto Press, London. [PDF] [Chapter 6, "Consultant Knowledge" (PDF)] [review by P. Fountain] [review by Büscher (PDF)]

Munck, Ronaldo. 2013. Rethinking Latin America: Development, Hegemony, and Social Transformation. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. [review by Nathan Sperber

  • Dependency theory continues to explain the status of Latin America in the world order.

Nader, Ralph. 2014. Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State. Nation Books, New York. [review in the Washington Post] [interview with Nader in Salon] [related article by Bill Curry in Salon] [video interview on Democracy Now!

Nederveen Pieterse, Jan. 1998. "My Paradigm or Yours? Alternative Development, Post-Development, Reflexive Development." Development and Change 29:343-373. [PDF]

Nugent, David (ed.). 2002. Locating Capitalism in Time and Space: Global Restructurings, Politics, and Identity. Stanford University Press, Redwood City, California.

Nylen, William. 2003. Participatory Democracy versus Elitist Democracy: Lessons from Brazil. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. [review]

Oreskes, Naomi and Erik M. Conway. 2013. "The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future." Dædalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences 142(1):41-58. [PDF]

Paehlke, Robert C. 1989. Environmentalism and the Future of Progressive Politics. Yale University Press, New Haven. [review]

Parenti, Christian. 2012. Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. Nation Books, New York. [video lecture by Parenti

Passet, René. 2002. A Ilusão Neoliberal: O Homem é Joguete ou Actor da História? Terramar, Lisboa. 

Pearse, Rebecca and Steffen Böhm. 2014. "Ten reasons why carbon markets will not bring about radical emissions reduction." Carbon Management 17 February. [abstract

Perelman, Michael. 2003. The Perverse Economy: The Impact of Markets on People and the Environment. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. [review]

Perelman, Michael. 2006. Railroading Economics: The Creation of the Free Market Mythology. Monthly Review Press, New York. 

Ritzer, George. 1995. The McDonaldization of Society: An Investigation into the Changing Character of Contemporary Social Life (Revised edition). Pine Forge Press, London. [discussion 1] [discussion 2]

Robertson, Morgan M. "The Neoliberalization of Ecosystem Services: Wetland Mitigation Banking and the Problem of Measurement." Pages 114-124 in Nik Heynen, James McCarthy, Scott Prudham, and Paul Robbins (eds.), Neoliberal Environments: False Promises and Unnatural Consequences. Routledge, New York. 

Roos, Jerome. 2012. "Since the Mexican debt crisis, 30 years of neoliberalism." RoarMag.org 22 August. 

Rosenfeld, Seth. 2012. Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York. 

Rottenberg, Catherine. 2013. "The Rise of neoliberal feminism." Cultural Studies 28(3):418-437. [abstract]

Sachs, Jeffrey D. 2010. "America’s Deepening Moral Crisis." Project Syndicate 30 September.

Sachs, Wolfgang. 1997. "No Sustainability without Development." Aisling Magazine.

Sandberg, Sheryl. 2013. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Knopf, New York.

Shannon, Jerry. 2013. "Food deserts: Governing obesity in the neoliberal city." Progress in Human Geography 29 April. [abstract]

Shelton, Jon. 2013. Against the Public: Teacher Strikes and the Decline of Liberalism, 1968-1981. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park. [PDF] [review by Joseph Hower]

Shiva, Vandana. 2013. "How economic growth has become anti-life an obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity. But people are not disposable – the value of life lies outside economic development." The Guardian 1 November.

Simon, Julian L. 1994. "More People, Greater Wealth, More Resources, Healthier Environment." Economic Affairs 14(3):22-29.

Simon, Julian L. 1996. The Ultimate Resource, 2nd Edition. Princeton University Press, Princeton.   [review of 1st Edition by Herman Daly]   [related critical essay "Perilous Optimism" by Ernest Partridge]

Slaughter, Anne-Marie. 2012. "Why Women Still Can’t Have It All. It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change." The Atlantic July/August.

Spangenberg, Joachim H. 2004. "Sustainability beyond Environmentalism: The Missing Dimensions." Governance for Sustainable Development, Working Paper 2. [PDF]

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]

"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."

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)."

Springer, Simon. 2010. "Neoliberalism and Geography: Expansions, Variegations, Formations." Geography Compass 4(8):1025-1038. [PDF]

Springer, Simon. 2016. "Fuck Neoliberalism." Paper, 16 April. Department of Geography, University of Victoria. [video presentation]

Springett, Delyse. 2003. "Business conceptions of sustainable development: a perspective from critical theory." Business Strategy and the Environment 12(2):71-86. [related Ph.D. thesis by author (PDF)]

  • "It is argued that the predominating 'green business' discourse engages only superficially with sustainable development, and that what is now needed is a discourse of business and sustainable development framed in critical theory."

Springett, Delyse. 2005. "Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development." Sustainable Development 13:209-211. [abstract]

Springett, Delyse. 2006. "Managing the narrative of sustainable development: 'discipline' of an 'inefficient' concept." International Journal of Green Economics 1(1-2). [abstract]

  • Managerialism is largely driving the debate. 

Tarnoff, Ben. 2016. "Neoliberalism turned our world into a business. And there are two big winners. Fearmongering Donald Trump and optimistic Silicon Valley seem to epitomize opposing ideologies. But the two have far more in common than you think." The Guardian 13 December.

Tornell, Aarón and Andrés Velasco. 1992. "The Tragedy of the Commons and Economic Growth: Why Does Capital Flow from Poor to Rich Countries?" Journal of Political Economy 100(6):1208-1231.  [abstract]

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Abstract. "The paper examines the Brundtland Report, Our common future, submitted to the World Commission on Environment and Development. The discussions of particular problems on the environment, energy, resources, industry and development contained in the report are examined. It is argued that the Brundtland Report is a regressive document which reinforces the belief that growth and affluence are necessary to solve problems related to the environment. Although it offers a valuable documentation on these problems, the report fails to identify the fundamental causes of the problems and as a result it puts forward solutions which are the direct opposite of those required. It is a conventional statement that argues for continuation of the same basic values, systems and strategies, which are the very roots of the problems to which the report was intending to offer solutions."

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"Goodness and moral values have been privatized in our post-Reagan-Thatcher neoliberal world. 'Green' consumer goods promise...that we can change the world without sacrifice, or any more effort than smarter shopping."

"Those of us concerned with the real impacts of global consumer culture are stuck in the territory between cynicism and tokenism, trying to think more productively about the kinds of strategies that can make a symbolic and material difference. We hope that the passive activism of green (or greenish) consumption can connect with more overtly political activities…"

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