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Survey of Sustainable Development
Social and  Economic Dimensions

Table of Contents
Authors of Original Articles
Foreword by Amartya Sen
Volume Introduction by Jonathan Harris
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Boxes

Part I: Economics of Sustainability: The Environmental Dimension

Overview Essay  
Jonathan Harris

Natural Capital and Sustainable Development
Robert Costanza and Herman E. Daly

Environmental Economics, Ecological Economics, and the Concept of Sustainable Development       
Giuseppe Munda

On the Problem of Achieving Efficiency and Equity, Intergenerationally  

Talbot Page 

Economics and “Sustainability”: Balancing Trade-offs and Imperatives
Michael A. Toman

From Political Economy to Political Ecology
Juan Martinez-Alier

reen Accounting and Economic Policy
Salah El-Serafy

Are We Saving Enough for the Future?
Kirk Hamilton and Michael Clemens

Progress on the Environmental Kuznets Curve?
David. I. Stern

Part II: Economics of Sustainability: The Social Dimension

Overview Essay
Timothy Wise 

The Human Development Paradigm
Mahbub ul Haq

Sustainable Livelihoods: The Poor’s Reconciliation of Environment and Development
Robert Chambers 

Markets, Citizenship, and Social Exclusion
Charles Gore

Gendered Poverty and Well-being
Shahra Razavi 

Government Action, Social Capital, and Development: Reviewing the Evidence on Synergy
Peter Evans 

Good Government in the Tropics
Judith Tendler

Part III: Global Dimensions: The North/South Imbalance

Overview Essay
Timothy Wise

Views from the Periphery: Encountering Development
Philip W. Porter and Eric S. Sheppard

Neo-Development: “Global Ecological Management”
Wolfgang Sachs 

Biodiversity: A Third World Perspective           
Vandana Shiva

Global Warming in an Unequal World: A Case of Environmental Colonialism
Anil Argawal and S. Nerain

Lifestyle is the Problem
Atiq Rahman               

Enclosing the Global Commons: Global Environmental Negotiations in a North-South Conflictual Approach
Alain Lipietz

Part IV: Population and Urbanization

Overview Essay
Jonathan Harris 

Government, Population, and Poverty: A Win-Win Tale
Nancy Birdsall

An Ecologist View of Malthusian Conflict
C. S. Holling

Accelerated Resource Degradation by Agriculture in Developing Countries?: The Role of Population Change and Responses to It
Michael Lipto

People and Environment: What is the Relationship between Exploitation of Natural Resources and Population Growth in the South?
Sara J. Scherr

Population and Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century: India’s Megacities
Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel

Mexico City: Our Common Future?   
Priscilla Connolly

Reinventing Cities for People and the Planet

Molly O’Meara

Part V: Agriculture and Renewable Resources

Overview Essay
Jonathan Harris

Food Security and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources: a 2020 Vision Per Pinstrup-Anderson and Rajul Pandya-Lorch Sustainable Agriculture
Gordon Conway

Environmental Risks Posed by Transgenic Crops International Implications of Commercialization and Conclusions and Recommendations on Regulation of Transgenic Crops
Jane Rissler and Margaret Mellen

Population Extinction and Saving Biodiversity
Paul R. Ehrlich and Gretchen C. Daily

Rocking the Boat: Conserving Fisheries and Protecting Jobs
Anne Platt McGinn

The World’s Forests: Problems and Potentials
Norman Myers

Part VI: Energy, Materials, and Climate Change

Overview Essay
Frank Ackerman         

Materialization and Dematerialization: Measures and Trends
Iddo K. Wernick, Robert Herman, Shekhar Govind, and Jesse H. Ausubel

Material Use and Sustainable Affluence
Frank Ackerman

Balancing China’s Energy, Economic and Environmental Goals
John Byrne, Bo Shen, and Xiuguo Li

Environmental Quality, Energy Efficiency, and Renewable Energy
Peter Fox-Penner

The Costs of Climate Protection: A Guide for the Perplexed
Robert Repetto and Duncan Austin

Equity and Discounting in Climate-Change Decisions
Robert C. Lind and Richard E. Schuler

Part VII: Globalization and Sustainability

Overview Essay
Kevin Gallagher

Globalization: Threat or Salvation?  
Paul Streeten

From Adjustment to Sustainable Development: The Obstacle of Free Trade
Herman Daly

Ecological Distribution, Agricultural Trade Liberalization, and In Situ Genetic Diversity
James Boyce

Multinational Corporations and the Neo-Liberal Regime
James Crotty, Gerald Epstein, and Patricia Kelly

Foreign Investment, Globalisation, and Environment
Daniel C. Esty and Bradford S. Gentry

Globalization and Social Integration
Dharam Ghai and Cynthia Hewitt de Alcantara

Reconciling Economic Reform and Sustainable Human Development: Social Consequences of Neo-Liberalism
Lance Taylor and Ute Pieper

Impacts of Structural Adjustment on the Sustainability of Developing Countries
David Reed

Part VIII: Taming the Corporation

Overview Essay
Neva Goodwin

The Corporate Accountability Movement: Lessons and Opportunities
Robin Broad and John Cavanagh

Socially Responsible Investing: Doing Good While Doing Well
Peter D. Kinder, Steven D. Lydenberg, and Amy L. Domini

Corporate Social Responsibility
George A. Steiner and John F. Steiner

Toward a new Conception of the Environment-Competitiveness Relationship
Michael E. Porter and Claas van der Linde

Civil Associations and Toward a Global Civil Economy
Severyn T. Bruyn

Sustainability and the Accountable Corporation
Allen L. White

Part IX: Local and National Strategies 

Overview Essay
Timothy Wise

A Theory of Government Intervention in Late Industrialization
Alice H. Amsden

An Idea Whose Time Has Come
M. Jeff Hamond, Stephen J. Delanio, Peggy Duxbury, Alan H. Sanstad, and Christopher H. Stinson

From Class Struggle to Class Compromise: Redistribution and Growth in a South Indian State
Patrick Heller

New Strategies for Rural Sustainable Development: Popular Participation, Food Self-sufficiency, and Environmental Regeneration
David Barkin

African Development That Works
Peter G. Veit, Adolfo Mascarenhas, and Okyeante Ampadu-Agyei

Challenges to Community-Based Sustainable Development
Melissa Leach, Robin Mearns, and Ian Scoones

What is Micro-Enterprise Development for Women? Widening the Agenda
Linda Mayoux

Part X: Reforming Global Institutions

Overview Essay
Kevin Gallagher

Alternatives to the International Monetary Fund
Robert Browne

The World Bank and Poverty
Carlos A. Heredia

Assessing the Impact of NGO Advocacy Campaigns on World Bank Projects and Policies
Jonathan Fox and David Brown

Coping with Ecological Globalization
Hilary French

The United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Development Programme
Alexandre Timoshenko and Mark Berman

Conflicts of Global Ecology: Environmental Activism in Period of Global Reach
Vandana Shiva

Excerpted from A Survey of Sustainable Development: Social and Economic Dimensions. Jonathan M. Harris, Timothy Wise, Kevin Gallagher, and Neva R. Goodwin, eds.
Copyright (c) 2001 by Island Press. Posted to this website by permission of the publisher.

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