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Society And The Environment : A Swedish Research Perspective - Uno Svedin

Society And The Environment

A Swedish Research Perspective

By: Uno Svedin (Editor), Britt Hagerhall Aniansson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1992
ISBN: 9780792317968
Number Of Pages: 323

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Following the report by the World Commission on Environment and Development, research efforts devoted to sustainable development were promoted by the Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research (FRN).
With its fifteen essays by Swedish scholars on different aspects of society -- environment interface, giving various analyses of and prospects for the concept of sustainable development -- this book is a result of those efforts. The authors represent a spectrum of inter- and multidisciplinary approaches in the field of ecology, economy and environment. They are economists, ecologists, engineers, anthropologists, physicists, geographers, political scientists, science theorists and educationalists discussing sustainable development and the future of society and the environment.
The question is also raised whether there is a special Swedisch `touch' -- with a `responsibility for the world' ethos -- to the approach to environmental issues, especially as seen through the efforts of the research community.

` The book, an outcome of the effort of a transdisciplinary team of Swedish researchers is a welcome contribution to the global debate on sustainable development. The book will be of immense value to scholars, administrators, policy makers and NGOs. ' Tropical Ecology, Vol.34 No.2, 1993

Perspectives on Sustainability
Our Common Future and Beyond: Interpretations of Sustainable Developmentp. 3
The Global and the Localp. 13
Designing Resource Systems for Sustainability: Safe-Fail versus Fail-Safe Strategiesp. 23
Local Models, Global Change: Community Impacts and Sustainability Visionsp. 47
Instruments of Understanding
The Emergence of an Ecological Economics Paradigm: Examples from Fisheries and Aquaculturep. 69
On Designing Socio-Ecological Indicatorsp. 89
Towards an Ecologically Sustainable Economy: The Perspective of an Economistp. 107
Economic and Environmental Policies for Sustainabilityp. 121
GIS for the Territorial Concern: Supporting Local Sustainable Development with Modern Information Technologyp. 151
The Shaping of Minds
Woodland Polyphonyp. 177
Towards Drastic Societal Changes: Historical Experiences about the Pace in which Societies Can Turnp. 199
The Role of Organizations in the Establishment of Ecological Consensus in Industrialized Countriesp. 213
Conceptions of Future Threats and Developments: Psychological Starting Points and Educational Possibilitiesp. 229
The Interplay of Research and Politics: The Case of Antarcticap. 257
Concluding Remarks
The Challenge of the Societal Dimension to Environmental Issues: A Swedish Research Responsep. 287
Notes on the Contributorsp. 313
Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9780792317968
ISBN-10: 0792317963
Series: Ecology, Economy & Environment, Vol 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 323
Published: 31st May 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 1.91