The Resource The local politics of global sustainability, Thomas Prugh, Robert Costanza, Herman E. Daly, (electronic resource)

The local politics of global sustainability, Thomas Prugh, Robert Costanza, Herman E. Daly, (electronic resource)

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The local politics of global sustainability
Title
The local politics of global sustainability
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Prugh, Robert Costanza, Herman E. Daly
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Language
eng
Summary
The most difficult questions of sustainability are not about technology; they are about values. Answers to such questions cannot be found by asking the "experts," but can only be resolved in the political arena. In The Local Politics of Global Sustainability, author Thomas Prugh, with Robert Costanza and Herman Daly, two of the leading thinkers in the field of ecological economics, explore the kind of politics that can help enable us to achieve a sustainable world of our choice, rather than one imposed by external forces. The authors begin by considering the biophysical and economic dimensions of the environmental crisis, and tracing the crisis in political discourse and our public lives to its roots. They then offer an in-depth examination of the elements of a re-energized political system that could lead to the development of more sustainable communities. Based on a type of self-governance that political scientist Benjamin Barber calls "strong democracy," the politics is one of engagement rather than consignment, empowering citizens by directly involving them in community decision making. After describing how it should work, the authors provide examples of communities that are experimenting with various features of strong democratic systems. The Local Politics of Global Sustainability explains in engaging, accessible prose the crucial biophysical, economic, and social issues involved with achieving sustainability. It offers a readable exploration of the political implications of ecological economics and will be an essential work for anyone involved in that field, as well as for students and scholars in environmental politics and policy, and anyone concerned with the theory and practical applications of the concept of sustainable development
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Midwest
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Prugh, Thomas
Dewey number
333.7/17
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Costanza, Robert
  • Daly, Herman E
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  • Economic policy
  • Environmental policy
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmentalism
  • Social ecology
  • Political participation
  • Local government
Target audience
adult
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The local politics of global sustainability, Thomas Prugh, Robert Costanza, Herman E. Daly, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11451096
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multicolored
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MWT11451096
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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MWT11451096
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The local politics of global sustainability, Thomas Prugh, Robert Costanza, Herman E. Daly, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11451096
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11451096
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11451096
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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