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Sustainability : a system approach / Anthony M. H. Clayton and Nicholas J. Radcliffe.

By: Clayton, Anthony M. H.
Contributor(s): Radcliffe, Nicholas J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Earthscan, 1996Description: xiv, 258 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781853833199 (pbk.).Subject(s): Sustainable development | Nature -- Effects of human beings on | Environment effects of humans | Economic development -- Environmental aspectsDDC classification: 338.927 CLA Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
1. Introduction 2. General systems theory 3. Complex adaptive systems 4. Environmental factors 5. Ecosystem economics 6. Integrating economic and environmental factors 7. Economic policy instruments 8. Discounting and investment 9. The levels of sustainability 11. Economic development and the environment 12. Socio-cultural factors 13. A systems approach to managing sustainability 14. Assessing sustainability 15. Conclusions and recommendations 16. Further reading References Index.
Summary: "The question of sustainability affects most areas of human activity. It is intrinsically complex and multi-disciplinary. Sustainable policies have to adapt to new knowledge and changing circumstances. Understanding sustainability and ways of achieving it have to involve an understanding of complex adaptive systems and general systems theory - a rapidly developing new branch of social studies. This book provides an introduction and thorough explanation of this field, and shows its application in the social and economic management of sustainability. It is written for readers at an undergraduate level and should be useful for a wide range of undergraduate courses." - product description.
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1. Introduction
2. General systems theory
3. Complex adaptive systems
4. Environmental factors
5. Ecosystem economics
6. Integrating economic and environmental factors
7. Economic policy instruments
8. Discounting and investment
9. The levels of sustainability
11. Economic development and the environment
12. Socio-cultural factors
13. A systems approach to managing sustainability
14. Assessing sustainability
15. Conclusions and recommendations
16. Further reading
References
Index.

"The question of sustainability affects most areas of human activity. It is intrinsically complex and multi-disciplinary. Sustainable policies have to adapt to new knowledge and changing circumstances. Understanding sustainability and ways of achieving it have to involve an understanding of complex adaptive systems and general systems theory - a rapidly developing new branch of social studies. This book provides an introduction and thorough explanation of this field, and shows its application in the social and economic management of sustainability. It is written for readers at an undergraduate level and should be useful for a wide range of undergraduate courses." - product description.

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